Our Ministry

The hope for Olive Tree Promise (OTP) is pretty simple. We bring vendors with a heart for orphans and adoptive families who are raising funds together. Adoptive families get a unique URL and are able to sell the vendors' products. The vendors give a portion of their proceeds to the adoptive families. It is the ultimate expression of the Gospel being lived out in today's world. For new Families and Vendors, you can sign up under each of your respective areas under the top menu.

Olive Tree Promise was named after the Scripture in the box to the right. Our vendors are heeding God's advice as leaving "some" behind for the orphan as they give profits to the adoptive families to help bring orphaned child(ren) home to their family.. And the "Promise" part of it - well, we could be here all day explaining God's promises to us. Let's just say for now that the promise we can cling to is that we are all ADOPTED into God's family through the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us on the cross. Don't believe it? Take a look at Ephesians 1:4-8:

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.

Pretty amazing promise, wouldn't you say?!

As we talk to potential adoptive families, we have learned that the fear of the unknown and the cost are the two main reasons why most families who have been called to adopt hesitate moving forward. Unknown to many families are the many, many ways to raise money for the adoption - adoption grants and no interest loans, yard sales, fundraisers at restaurants, silent auctions, and yes, taking on another job. The reality is that anything God calls us to is not necessarily easy. However, He funds what He calls us to and Olive Tree Promise is here to join you on your journey.


hsb7x said...

Your name is not on the list to donate when I want to purchase shirts for your adoption.

Troy Lucht said...

Hi - you can choose any family as the maker of the shirts are giving us their profits. Win/win as it's helping 2 families :). Thank you!