Heart To Heart Orphans USA (HTHOU) was started to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by serving those less fortunate. In 2013, a young lady named Elizabeth was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. She had the opportunity to give a presentation to some members of her local church. The presentation highlighted a visit she had made to see her brother, a missionary in Sudan. While in Sudan, she traveled to Kenya and visited a ministry called Heart To Heart Orphans Children Centre. The presentation featured the poverty of the slums and the many needs of the people in Kenya. It was at that time that the Norvell's became interested and wanted to become involved. Elizabeth connected them up with Mary Khainga, one of the founding members from the Heart To Heart organization in Nairobi.
This connection allowed the Norvell's to provide different avenues of sponsorship for individuals. In 2017 they were able to travel to Kenya to visit the Heart To Heart Orphans Children Centre. While there, they met the people they sponsored and saw first hand how God was using Mary and the Heart To Heart staff to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They saw how lives had been transformed and they the love for Jesus in those who had so little. They also saw that there were still many needs that needed to be met. Matthew 9:37 - Then saith he unto his disciples, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;”. Upon their return to the United States, after praying and taking it to the Lord, they felt He was leading them to start Heart To Heart Orphans USA.
Jacksonville, NC USA