Definition of Mattaw:  Planting.


Isaiah 61:1-4
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting (MATTAW) of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.


Mattaw Children’s Village is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is several homes to children rescued from situations unimaginable. Many were rescued from tribal war, living on the streets, locked in animal pins, tied in sacks and left to die, in maize fields, forgotten in overcrowded hospitals and/or trafficked in slums. We aim to reunite children with their biological family but when there is absolutely no safe options, they are brought into a family at the Mattaw village. A forever family. Where they are no longer orphans but sons and daughters.


At the Mattaw Children’s Village, we are rebuilding families. Our mission is simple. And we believe it is the heartbeat of God. Every child that walks through the gates of Mattaw are welcomed into a family and they are given a place at the table.

The label of orphan is replaced with son or daughter.


The love of Jesus is what compels us to do what we do. His leadership is perfect. As we rescue children, we believe they are uprooted from darkness. When raised in a family at Mattaw, they are now planted in a safe loving home.   This is a demonstration of God’s Kingdom on the earth.  Family restored.

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