Orphans Unlimited Board of Directors
President & CEO
Brenda, a Texas horse woman with a flair for adventure, gave up her horse ranch in Gonzales to accept God’s divine challenge for her life: “To combine her ranching, nursing, and ability to rough it into a unique rescue program for orphans in remote parts of Africa.”
During her 22 years of ministry in Mozambique, Brenda, founder and CEO of Orphans Unlimited, has built and managed two orphanages, 21 churches, a medical clinic, and a feeding center to stop malnutrition in babies. A job skills training program for orphans and widows will continue in 2013.
Brenda’s desire is to bring God’s love, hope, and a future to these children who were “left behind” after 17 years of civil war. The Minister of Social Services proclaimed that her program is “a model that other organizations should copy.”
Born August 29, 1940
I was raised in a Christian home…Southern Baptist during the school year and Methodist during the summers. Missing Church and Sunday School was not an option. I spent about about one and a half years in Venezuela during elementary School.
I became a short term missionary starting in Mexico in the 1990s continuing into the 2000’s when I moved to Columbus, Texas. I met Brenda in 2005 when she came to the First Baptist Church of Columbus. In 2007, I was convicted of a need in Mozambique. I made my first trip to Mozambique in May of 2007 for three months. I learned about storing food–about 420 tons of it and making bricks. In 2009, I made a Church building trip to Canada, then in 2011, I returned to Mozambique in January for three months–distributing food this time.
My primary concern is evangelism and discipling new believers. Orphans Unlimited provides a wonderful example of God’s love working through Christians in Mozambique.
My favorite scriptures are James 1:22 through James 2:26. Brenda is one tough lady who knows and shows God’s power and protection and she is the energizer bunny–runs on less sleep than anyone I know.
My name is Pat Joyce. My husband Ed and I have been married since 1958, most of our lives. We have a son and daughter; four awesome grandchildren and a new great grandchild. We live in Wharton, Texas which is just southwest of Houston about 40 miles from the coast.
I met the Lord April 4, 1974 …