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Joe Savage

I am incredibly blessed to be part of the Emmanuel House! My personal involvement has been the single greatest joy I have ever experienced in my 25+ years of full-time ministry and work around the world. Though I have been in and out of orphanages and poor villages everywhere, there is nothing that compares to the work of Emmanuel House.

For me, my involvement started when I stepped onto the grounds of the state orphanage in Moldova in March 2014. As I personally learned of the horrific plight of young girls into a life of sex trafficking, I knew I had to do something more. I, along with my good friend Jeff Copeland, began to pray and ask God what we could do to help. This is when we encountered Marius and Ana Albu-Simionas who had started a home for at-risk girls in a suburb of Chisinau, Moldova. After visiting the home and meeting the girls, we began to ask God to give us favor in raising funds so that we could help more girls and renovate the house. Today, God has put together a group of amazing people who make the Emmanuel House a reality every day for ten beautiful girls. Our donors and volunteers are true servants of people who have huge hearts and deep compassion. Our house parents are the best. Our house has become a true family home and a place of refuge. We could not be doing all that we are doing without the sacrificial help of so many.

I love the girls who live at the Emmanuel House. Each one has so much strength, faith, and determination. The more I am with the girls, the more I understand that all each girl really wants is love, family, and a safe place to live. I am so grateful that we are able to provide all three of these to them. I invite you to be involved in this work. Your involvement will be one of the greatest things you will ever do in life. Let me know if I can help you.

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