Support Onesiphorus Children's Home
Onesiphorus Children's Home
In 1971, the Onesiphorus Polio Home was founded in the town of Taitung in southeastern Taiwan to care for children struck by a polio epidemic. When polio vaccine became more available, the Home shifted its focus towards caring for children from dysfunctional family backgrounds and children disabled by other diseases or accidents. The name was later changed to Onesiphorus Children’s Home.
The campus of the Onesiphorus Children's Home includes seven family-style homes, each designed for eight to twelve children and a house parent, a chapel, auditorium, library, computer lab, classrooms, staff housing, offices, baseball field, basketball court, an in-ground pool, weight room, playground equipment, climbing wall, and dance studio. The Home currently houses about eighty children from kindergarten through high school, providing them with love, education, medical care, nutritious meals, and instruction in the Christian faith.
Support Anderson Graduate Ministry
Anderson Graduate Ministry
This ministry supports alumni of the Taitung Onesiphorus Children’s Home in Taiwan. After the last polio victim graduated from the children’s home in 2000, it became apparent the ministry needed to continue to extend care for adults graduates with physical challenges. The graduate ministry has since expanded to also assist the transition of more recent graduates, even those without physical limitations, into independent adulthood. The most important aim of the graduate ministry is to assist alumni to become followers of Jesus Christ. Another goal is to provide counsel and practical assistance to the alumni as they mature and become more independent, including support for those of low income, assisting with transportation for alumni with special needs, minor repairs of residences or vehicles, accompaniment on trips to the doctor, etc. Whatever the need, we will consider assisting, but with a focus on encouraging independence and avoiding a relationship of dependence.
Support Gene and Shelly Anderson
Gene and Shelly Anderson
Gene and Shelly Anderson began working with Kids Alive as part of the Onesiphorus Children’s Home and still continue in that role, but in 2001 they started up the Anderson Graduate Ministry to assist Onesiphorus alumni, and now are involved in both ministry outreach efforts.