LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A Board of Directors governs OneChild and maintains legal control of the organization’s assets, making certain that contribution designations are honored and that the work of the organization remains consistent with its stated philosophy, purpose and mission.

Dana Rasic
Chair
2020 - 2022
Daniel C. Vagle
Vice Chair
Independent, Voting
2020 - 2021
Scott Todd
President
2019 – 2021
Berta Garcia
Director
Independent, Voting
2020 – 2023
Dale R. Turner
Director
Independent, Voting
2019 – 2022
Steven Brewer
Director
Independent, Voting
2018 - 2021
Robert Brown
Director
Independent, Voting
2020 – 2023
Laura Fisher
Director
Independent, Voting
2020 – 2021

We are accountable to the children we serve AND to our donors.

Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring of our fund distribution. OneChild is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Scott Todd | OneChild VP of Engagement

Scott Todd

President

Dr. Scott C. Todd serves as President and is passionate about serving children in poverty, helping them overcome adversity and experience a flourishing life. Dr. Todd served for 12 years with Compassion International where, as Senior Vice President, he was responsible for International Partner Development and Global Advocacy. Scott launched and led Compassion’s Child Survival Program, AIDS Initiative, and other programs for highly vulnerable children. He served as Chairman of the Board for Accord, a network of Christian relief and development organizations representing over $4 billion per year in international poverty-related work. He was also founder and Board Chair for Live58, a global initiative calling the church to live out Isaiah 58.

Prior to his work in relief and development, Dr. Todd was an award-winning scientist in the fields of Oncology and Immunology. He was a National Lymphoma Foundation Scholar at Stanford University Medical Center after earning his PhD from the University of California at San Diego. In addition to over a dozen peer-reviewed research publications, Dr. Todd has also written several books, including Hope Rising: How Christians can end extreme poverty in this generation.

Dr. Todd and his wife have four sons and enjoy the outdoor life in their home state of Colorado.

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Jacob Kitonsa

VP of Global Program

Dr. Jacob Kitonsa, the Vice President of Global Program is a servant leader with extensive global experience in holistic child development, leadership development, transformational development, adult learning, creative facilitation, program design and international non-profit social enterprise development. He is also a Professor at Colorado Christian University (CCU) and Uganda Christian University (UCU) respectively. Dr. Kitonsa has worked and traveled to over 35 developing nations around the world. Over the years, he has demonstrated ability to obtain outstanding results through dynamic experiential capacity building for multicultural church and secular senior-level leaders. He is highly skilled in executive leadership, mentoring and coaching with a proven ability to transfer strengths-based management knowledge and skills to increase engagement and drive organizational outcomes. Dr. Kitonsa has 25 plus years of global corporate cross-cultural leadership experience with outstanding analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

He is known globally as “Uncle Jacob,” a friend of the poor, a champion for the children in poverty, a team player and a distinguished godly servant leader. “Uncle Jacob” was born and raised in Uganda. He is married to Sarah and together they have 4 wonderful teenagers and young adults.

Kristin Kubitschek | OneChild VP of Brand & Communications

Kristin Kubitschek

VP of Brand & Communications

As vice president of brand & communications, Kristin says she has the best job ever! She serves on OneChild’s leadership team and is responsible for global internal and external communications and events, and the strategy and production of print, video, digital, and web resources. She leads a lean, efficient team that produces marketing and communications materials to help inform, educate and motivate OneChild’s global community and those who are just learning about it.

Kristin’s dedication as a Child Champion stems from her own traumatic childhood experiences. She wants children around the world to be known, loved and protected, and equipped to become all God created them to be. By ensuring children receive the tools and opportunities for healing and the hope that restores lives and changes futures, she believes families and communities are forever impacted for good.

Kristin has traveled to nearly 30 countries and has had the privilege of meeting all but one of the children she’s sponsored. She encourages others to develop meaningful relationships with their sponsored children through letter writing, and to have the life-changing experience of meeting them in person when possible.

Kristin has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology with a minor in psychology and an emphasis in international relations.

During her master’s program, Kristin helped initiate a Health, Hunger, Hygiene and Clean Water program in El Salvador, returning to measure the physical and cognitive improvements of child beneficiaries over time. Her research included interviews with the first lady of El Salvador and the national secretary of the family; the director of the World Food Program, El Salvador; the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador; and the deputy director for USAID Central America. Resulting data helped secure corporate gifts to sustain the program.

Kristin was named Woman of Influnce (2013) in The Colorado Springs Business Journal; one of 20 Most Influential Women for 2008 in Springfield Business Journal (Missouri) ; and she hosted an award-winning TV news program for more than six years. Kristin also enjoys mentoring young people and helping women and children overcome abusive situations.

Kristin says growing up in Springfield, Missouri, helped plant her deep roots of faith and a strong spirit of community service. Kristin is an advanced SCUBA diver and has been on 100 dives. She claims to be a native Coloradan by adoption and enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and outdoor mountain festivals on the weekends.

Jenny Kennedy | VP of Sponsor Ministries at OneChild

Jenny Kennedy

VP of Supporter Care & Engagement

Jenny Kennedy has served with OneChild for over 25 years in several capacities. She is currently the Vice President of Supporter Care & Engagement , a role she considers in line with her heart’s desire to inspire others to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. Jenny sees sponsorship as part of Jesus’ teachings in Luke 9:48 that “whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me.” For a sponsor to discover God’s purpose in their life through their commitment to their sponsored child, a child impacted by poverty who may have lost all hope. And through this special and powerful relationship, a child discovers God’s purpose for their life.

Having traveled to 9 of the 14 countries OneChild serves, there is one trip to India that has a special place in Jenny’s heart. On one of her visits to the schools OneChild partners with that serves and ministers to children in one of the largest and most devastating slums of New Delhi, Jenny visited a classroom full of children who were clean, healthy, and happy. At the back of the class was their teacher, a beautiful young lady radiating with joy and confidence, a formerly sponsored child herself from that very slum area. The project provided her the opportunity and encouragement to complete her education and return as a teacher; a life-changing opportunity for her and one that provides a better life for her, her mother, and younger brother.

Jenny considers it a special privilege to pray with and encourage the thousands of sponsors who make this ministry possible. When she is not traveling, Jenny enjoys the company of her grandson and her two daughters.

Mitch Hildebrant

VP of Engagement

Mitchell Hildebrant has a passion for seeing children have opportunity to reach their potential. His experience as President of Bethesda Christian Broadcasting allowed him to connect with fellow champions for the cause with on air fundraisers and child sponsorship events across the USA. Many partner radio station audiences accompanied him to the countries in which the Hope centers are located to serve, love, equip, empower and encourage children. On one such trip to Southern Africa, Mitch and his wife Charlotte knew they were “home”. The plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children captivated their hearts.

Married for over 20 years and unable to have children of their own and with several failed adoption attempts, they realized this was the plan God had for them; Thousands of kids that they view truly as their own. Mitch and Char served children, youth, pastors and communities for 6 years there. Creating a sustainable and revenue generating macadamia farm with local and international partners that remains creating jobs and opportunities in the community as well as purchasing food supplies for needy families and children today.

Upon returning to the USA, He has most recently pastored a church in South Dakota that they helped plant in 2005. He is thrilled to be back serving the children of the world and now considers himself dad to them all (with help of thousands of amazing child champions). He believes with all his heart that generational extreme poverty can be eradicated in his lifetime by meeting the needs of children and community today. That the next Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Pastor, moms and dads that will impact the most change with Jesus’ help are with us today.
Romans 8:28 – Philippians – 4:13 – Psalm 145:9 – Matthew 19:14 – 2 Chronicles 20:17 – Ephesians 2:10

Steve Smiley

Steve Smiley

VP of Operations

As vice president of operations, Steve Smiley is responsible for global operational performance of Onechild, while leading the strategy, finance, Information technology and trip planning teams.

Steve is a passionate leader with more than 25 years of experience building and operating organizations of all sizes. Steve maximizes the impact to OneChild children as well as the sponsor experience, and increases the overall effectiveness and efficiency for the kids to receive the maximum benefit.

Jeremiah 29:11 serves as a constant inspiration to Steve: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Prior to joining OneChild, Steve enjoyed a successful career in the telecom industry where he developed and operated global communication products and services.

Steve and his wife, Deanna, have been married more than 30 years. They are blessed with three beautiful faith-filled daughters who demonstrate servants’ hearts through their careers in healthcare and teaching.

Steve also serves on the board of a non-profit ministry that provides medical care to the impoverished people of Nicaragua. He and Deanna have led multiple trips to Nicaragua serving this ministry. Steve is also an active member in numerous organizations focused on preserving and sustaining responsible recreation in our national forests.

Wolfgang Riedner

Wolfgang Riedner

Global Program Director

Wolfgang Riedner, global program director at OneChild, is a seasoned leader who oversees the capacity building and effectiveness of OneChild’s program in the 14 countries where we work. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree of divinity in theology and missiology and an MBA in economic development. Wolf also has over 25 years of extensive experience in pastoral and cross-cultural work, capacity building and adult education, leadership, sustainable local initiatives, and community development.

Bonnie Belzer

Director of Church Engagement

Bonnie Belzer is passionate about lifting children out of poverty around the world and currently serves as the national engagement director with OneChild. She strongly believes in working with the local church to create transformational experiences to reach and serve families. She also believes in the Power of ONE — that one person can make the eternal difference in the life of a child and be a bridge of hope through sponsorship. Bonnie has over 10 years of experience working with passionate advocates to serve the global poor, especially vulnerable children. Along with her adventurous husband, Joe, of 31 years, Bonnie Belzer has three wonderful adult children. They love the outdoors and enjoy an active lifestyle of hiking, golf and enjoy many sports. Bonnie and Joe recently moved to Boise, Idaho, from Colorado to be closer to family.

Dr. Osmany Altamirano

Country Director, Nicaragua

Osmany Altamirano received his Master’s degree in Public Health and Nutrition in 1996 and practiced medicine until 2015. Afterward, Osmany’s conversion to Christianity led him to pursue an even more meaningful job in ministry which brought him to OneChild in October 2015.

In his experience, most of the people living in poverty in Nicaragua have never had the chance to know Christ. The main focus of his ministry has been to bring truth, hope, and love to those who need it, starting with the most vulnerable group—children and youth.

Although his country struggles with social and political conflicts, Osmany is forever encouraged by the dreams of children and stories of elders who desire to make a difference through love and mercy and want to transform the future of families living in Nicaragua.

Grateful for the gift of salvation, the stability of family, the support of his brethren, and the smiles of the children he serves, Osmany is excited about the days ahead. Because of his belief that goals should not be based on current resources, he envisions opportunities that will develop children’s talents, promote girls’ emancipation, and address social violence.

Supported by his wife of 18 years, Evelyn, and four beautiful children, Osmany strives daily to end poverty.

Chipo Changara

Field Ministry Partner, Zimbabwe

Chipo Changara brought 20 years of ministry experience with her when she began partnering with OneChild in January 2013.

Gifted with compassion and a giving heart, Chipo has a background in pastoral work and women’s and children’s ministries. She holds a Bachelor’s in Theology, with special Honors Degrees in Ministerial Studies and Monitoring and Evaluation, along with diplomas in Development Studies and Disaster Management and a Master’s in Business Administration.

With a passion for seeing Zimbabwean women and children serve the Lord, Chipo strongly believes that lives can be transformed through education and psychosocial support. Although Zimbabwe is rich in natural resources, ongoing droughts and economic challenges are difficult to overcome, and Chipo believes that providing educational opportunities to children is key in building a better future. Her hope for the days ahead as she works alongside OneChild is to bring quality schooling and the message of Christ to 10,000 more children over the next five years.

Supported by her husband of 29 years, Dixon, and two grown daughters, Chipo continues to inspire others to believe in the children of Zimbabwe and help change their lives.

José Durón

Country Director, Honduras

Jose Antonio (Tony) Duron’s passion to see God’s purpose fulfilled in others made him a great addition to OneChild in March 2007.

As a former youth pastor with a background in Computer Engineering, Tony is well equipped to do what he does best—serve others and help children connect to their heavenly purpose as soon as possible. Growing up in a church himself, he knows the critical importance of teaching children about Jesus from a young age. Even though Hondurans are a family-oriented, hard-working, and hospitable people, a lack of opportunities keeps the country in a state of poverty. The local church plays an active role in helping them improve their lives, despite the challenges and threats they face.

With the God-given talents of serving, listening, giving, and playing guitar, Tony envisions being able to reach even more children in need. His hope for the future includes growth and expansion for existing Hope Centers, as well as the creation of new ones. He would like to see improvements made to local health programs where problems (both physical and emotional) are identified early and given the proper treatment and follow-up.

He and his loving wife, Amanda, are passionate about meeting the needs of God’s people, developing children’s potential, and helping them thrive within their current context.

Salmon Yves Deliazard

Country Director, Haiti

As a former sponsored child, Salmon Deliazard knows well the challenges of living in extreme poverty. His position as a Country Director in Haiti is the best platform he could imagine to help children fight to free themselves from the restraints of that poverty.

Years of experience in working with community leaders, church leaders, and upcoming church leaders prepared Salmon to join OneChild in October 2017 and become a voice for the children of Haiti. He is grateful for the national forum that OneChild provides in this mission to change lives and give whole families the opportunity to succeed and thrive.

With a Christian education and background in accounting, he has managed a refinancing program for an NGO, led a nationwide program in leadership development, and headed up a local youth song ministry. A current student of Theology, Salmon uses his skills in leadership, communication, and diplomacy to share a message of hope with Haitian children, inspiring them to dream of a better life.

Salmon believes that God not only called him to pursue his passion for ministry but also to step out of his comfort zone and try new things. He is currently preparing for the next phase of child-focused programs and entrepreneurship training in his community.

Blessed by a whole new generation of Haitians who believe that God can show them the way to make changes in the country, Salmon is eager to see what the future holds. When he is not working, he enjoys riding motorcycles and spending time with his wife, Fredline, and their two daughters.

David Garcia

Regional Program Support Manager, Latin America and Caribbean

An ordained pastor in Honduras, David Garcia has a 20-year background in holistic child development and leadership training.

He brought a wealth of education and experience with him when he joined OneChild in December 2018. David holds a BA in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s in Arts with a focus on Christian studies. A former university professor, he also worked as a talent management specialist and chaplain for a Christian NGO before beginning his journey with OneChild.

With a passion to support and facilitate the development of people’s potential, David takes every opportunity to equip the Child Champions in OneChild’s Latin American Hope Centers with the tools and resources that not only benefit their own self-development but also have an impact on the children they serve. As he looks to the future, David envisions bringing hope, love, and joy to even more children through the transforming power of Jesus.

A willing instrument in God’s hands, David is excited about helping children grow physically, intellectually, and spiritually and giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential within their local context.

Alongside his wife Florence and their two grown daughters, David looks forward to continuing to work directly with churches and other Child Champions in the communities he serves.

Ken Huff

Field Ministry Partner, Cambodia

After working as a youth and college pastor for 14 years at a large U.S. church, Ken Huff developed a love for sharing the good news of Jesus with people all over the world.

Ken took many mission trips over the years, which led him to Cambodia. His heart was soon filled with the desire to share Jesus with the wonderful people who lived there, so he decided to move to Cambodia in 1999 and began his work with OneChild shortly after in 2001.

He has a passion for giving hope and encouragement to children, youth, and families who live in hard places. Ken disciples young people to help them overcome obstacles and become strong leaders for God in their communities.

Ken values the partnership with OneChild because it enables him to build relationships with local churches and schools as he helps to provide solid education and holistic care to Cambodian children. As he focuses on the future, Ken is hopeful for ever-growing opportunities to expand the school where he works and share God’s Word with those who wouldn’t otherwise hear it.

Dareth Ly

Field Ministry Partner, Cambodia

Helping children has always been an integral part of Dareth Ly’s ministry. As a survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide known as the “Killing Fields,” he has a unique perspective on Cambodian history and a special ability to love and care for children who are vulnerable and hurting. Although the scars of these past atrocities are still evident and continue to haunt the Cambodian people, Dareth can see God’s hand at work and how He is changing the landscape for His glory.

A student of Theological Seminary with degrees in Cross-Cultural Ministry, Dareth has served as a missionary in Cambodia for 25 years and has partnered with OneChild since August 1998.

This partnership has given him the ability to extend his reach and capacity in the work of his heart, which is seeing lives transformed and people turned into disciples of Christ.
Dareth plans to make an impact on as many children as possible, raising a generation that will be reshaped by hope and become a people who love and serve God.

With his wife, Thida, and three grown daughters, Dareth looks forward to the future and is striving to quadruple the number of children thriving in Hope Centers over the next decade.

Nicholas Nzivo

Country Director, Kenya

Nicholas Nzivo worked for eight years as a teacher with a Christian ministry and also served in administrative capacities before joining OneChild in April 2008.

He has played a vital role in opening Hope Centers and establishing a OneChild home office in Kenya. He holds degrees in Biology and Zoology, a Master’s in Development Studies, and is working toward a PhD.

Kenya is a country rich in resources and culture, and it is Nicholas’s goal to inspire those around him to embrace Biblical lessons and appreciate their own capacities and potential. The swift passing of time is a daily reminder of how short life is, so he is determined to quickly equip the next generation for a better tomorrow.

His passion for teaching, modeling Christian living, and serving others is fulfilled through his work with OneChild.

With support from his wife, Susan, and their three children, Nicholas passionately expands the programmatic impact on the children in his care by bringing hope, integrity, and education to the children of Kenya.

Rosalinda ‘Manette’ Reyes-Cosico

Country Director, Philippines

I am passionate and driven in serving children and building the Kingdom, with more than 20 years of experience in holistic child development, relief ministry and community development and have a post graduate degree on Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Holistic Child Development (MA HCD).

Happily married to Ricardo ‘Toyditz’ Ferrer-Cosico and blessed with two boys, Caleb, daughter in-law Rorie and Daniel.

Rev Jonathan Munshi

Field Ministry Partner, Bangladesh

Jonathan Munshi has been involved with OneChild (originally, Mission of Mercy) since the year 2000 and became chairman of the executive board of ASHIRBAD (our partnering organization) in March 2018.

With a love for seeing people come to Christ to be saved, healed, and restored to the fullness of what God intends for mankind, Jonathan feels a deep connection with OneChild’s mission of bringing hope to hard places. Since 1990, he has served as a pastor strongly involved in outreach work, planting churches, evangelism, and youth leadership. He holds a degree in Theological Education from Southern Asia Bible College and has been blessed to serve as both district and country chairman for a church in Bangladesh.

It is Jonathan’s prayer that six more communities will be blessed with their own Hope Centers in the near future. He also wants to start an income-generating program which will enable parents to provide their children with higher education opportunities and vocational training.

With the support of his wife, Haeseen Im, and their two grown children, Jonathan continues to fulfill the Great Commission, one child at a time.

Janet Mutinda

Field Ministry Partner, Kenya

The gifts of teaching, leadership, service, and mercy are just some of the blessings Janet Mutinda brings to the 15-year-long partnership between New Life Home Trust and OneChild.

A pastor for 21 years, Janet holds a Master’s of Divinity degree, a Master’s in Science, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. She began her work with New Life Home Trust in October 2014 and is grateful for what she calls a “divine connection” and “synergetic relationship” with OneChild.

Her passion for leadership development, safeguarding children’s rights, social justice, and mentoring perfectly align with OneChild’s focus in Kenya and give Janet the chance to engage with and express her natural gifts.

With the various socioeconomic challenges Kenyans face, Janet is grateful for the hand up, not handout, that OneChild offers to children and their families. It is her hope that, through this partnership, she will continue to have the ability to reach children spiritually during their most critical stages of development.

Janet’s own life is a testimony to how support can make a transformational impact on someone’s future. She is the person she is today because of the encouragement and assistance she received, and now, it is her turn to do for Kenyan children what others did for her. Alongside her husband Tim and three foster children, Janet looks forward to seeing God’s continued hope and promises for the children OneChild serves.

Kelly Robinette

Field Ministry Partner, Cambodia

Kelly Robinette has been serving the people of Cambodia since 1991 and began a partnership with OneChild (then Mission of Mercy) in 1992.

Kelly’s passion is to see churches established among unreached people. Through the relationship with OneChild, his vision expanded to include a focus on children and grow the education-focused, outreach-driven programs designed to impact many children and their families.

His background in Bible, Ministry, and Theological Seminary Studies, along with a BA in Cross-Cultural Communication, have given Kelly a deep well of resources to draw upon as he works in a predominantly Buddhist area where recent years of genocide are still hampering educational and economic development.

With the loving support of his wife of 35 years, Cyndi, and their two adult children, Kelly hopes to establish an additional 50-100 new Hope Centers in communities with the greatest need.

Yan Sang

Country Director, Dominican Republic

With experience from his time working for a non-profit organization focused on bringing health and hope to the poor, Yan Sang began his journey with OneChild in September 2016.

He holds a BA and Master’s in Business and Math from the Seminario Bautista Dominicano. As part of his service to God, he is heavily involved with helping local churches, especially the ones in the most poverty-stricken areas of the Dominican Republic.

By partnering with OneChild, Yan feels he is able to maximize opportunities for children and their families by unlocking the vast potential in the surrounding community. He has a deep passion for empowering others and developing the potential that is in every child. In the future, his greatest dream is to help provide quality education for children living in the most challenging circumstances.

The gift from God that Yan feels he has to offer is his ability to teach and encourage others. Alongside his wife, Beislyn, and their two young children, they look forward to a country filled with educational opportunities for all children.

Getachew Teku OneChild Country Director of Ethiopia

Getachew Teku

Country Director, Ethiopia

Getachew Teku came to OneChild in 2006 with experience he gained while working with World Vision, Food for the Hungry International, and other Christian organizations.

A certified Management Consultant and student of Theology, Engineering, Forestry and Environmental Science, he started out with OneChild as a one-man team, doing all the field and office tasks it took to manage 11 Hope Centers, multiple partnerships, and communication requirements at every level.

Getachew is passionately dedicated to the children he serves. He has built many close, healthy relationships with like-minded people who have joined his work of building hope into the lives of children and their families across Ethiopia. In the Hope Centers there, it is his goal that children receive a quality education and the loving care they need to succeed.

Getachew is actively involved in church ministry, has served as an Executive Director, and is currently an elder at his church. Married and blessed with three children, Getachew is dedicated in his faith and envisions the Kingdom of God ruling in full power and glory on earth.

Ricardo Toyditz Cosico Jr.

Regional Program Support Manager, Asia

Toyditz Cosico began his journey with OneChild in March 2019.

He grew up in a poor community in the Philippines and was only able to complete his education because his mother did domestic work abroad, away from her family.

A school teacher by profession, Toyditz earned a BS in Education before being called to work in Community Development for the next 20 years. He then served for three years as a consultant for TearFund and was with Compassion International for nine years.

Through his service in the Philippines, he has been able to fulfill his passion for outreach, as well as an interest in training and mentoring future leaders. Toyditz is a skilled relationship builder who works hard to connect with potential ministry partners and equip local churches, Hope Center staff, and colleagues all over the world with the tools they need to succeed.

Alongside his wife, Manette (a fellow OneChild leader), and two grown sons, he is motivated to bring hope to children in hard places and to serve as an example that by the grace of God, they too can reach their full potential.

Hapi Wanje

Regional Program Support Manager, Africa

When Hapi Wanje was younger, he had an important mentor who wanted to make a difference in his life. Because of the sacrifices and love this person shared with Hapi, he was able to have a platform from which to grow and thrive.

Gracious and giving, Hapi has spent years trying to provide the same kind of mentorship in other people’s lives. He sees the high percentage of young people in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe as an opportunity for hearts and mindsets to be transformed, leading churches and entire communities to a place where they can flourish.

Since around 2005, Hapi has worked in multiple African countries with OneChild, where he sees innovation, creativity, and local church support as keys to unlocking children’s full potential. With OneChild’s guidance, he has helped facilitate church focus and organization which has resulted in equipping a generation of young people with skills and tools to positively contribute to the people and communities where they live.

His hope for the future is to expand to neighboring countries like Uganda, Zambia, and Sudan so that even more African children’s lives can be transformed by the power of God. With support from his wife, Elizabeth, and their two sons, Hapi continues to pray that those he serves will never stop using God’s blessings to grow so that someday, they can be the ones to reach out and impact the world.

John and Kelli Williford

Field Ministry Partner, Philippines

John and Kelli Williford have been married since 2004 and have four children.

A gifted leader, John is an ordained minister, and Kelli’s compassionate heart for children led her to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. They worked as youth pastors at Discover Life Church in Tennessee for seven years before transitioning to full-time mission work in the Philippines.

Both passionate advocates for children, they have dedicated themselves to rescuing girls from sex trafficking and abuse and restoring them to a new life in Christ. They began working with Happy Horizons Children’s Ranch (HHCR), a OneChild partner, in 2010—a relationship that has enabled them to provide resources, security, and counseling to rescued children.

In the future, they would love to have the ability to help every young girl who has been harmed by the sex trafficking industry and dream of a day when this problem is no longer prevalent.