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Child Sponsorship

Mission Trip

Children around the world need your help.

One More Child Global is on a mission to bring love and transformational care to every child in need in the developing world.

We start by meeting basic needs such as food, medical care, education and build relationships that allow us to share the life-changing truth of the Gospel. With your help we will continue to make a difference for one more child in need.

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With your help, in 2020 we provided

Overall Services To

324,409

children and individuals
More Than

19,000,000

meals served to children around the world
More Than

717,000

diapers to children in need

Countries We Serve

We are passionate about meeting the needs of children and families in these countries.

Colombia

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Colombia. Learn More

Costa Rica

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Costa Rica. Learn More

Dominican Republic

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Dominican Republic. Learn More

Guatemala

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Guatemala. Learn More

Haiti

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Haiti. Learn More

Kenya

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Kenya. Learn More

Latvia

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Latvia. Learn More

Nicaragua

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Nicaragua. Learn More

Romania

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Romania. Learn More

South Africa

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in South Africa. Learn More

Tanzania

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Tanzania. Learn More

Uganda

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in Uganda” Learn More

South Asia

We currently provide Christ-centered services to children and individuals in South Asia. Learn More

Global Impact Stories

Global

Building A Village of Hope

It was hard to miss the thread that bound these families together. For years the residents living in El Carrizal, a rural area of the Dominican Republic, had…
Global

Breaking the Cycle in Nicaragua

After years of enduring abuse, Elmer’s mom fled with her children. Due to their desperate situation, we worked quickly together with our ministry partners to find Elmer a…
Child Sponsorship

Standing in the Gap in South Asia

“The voice of the poor has no echo.” This ancient proverb comes from the country in which we have begun a new ministry partnership. This new partnership is…

Meet our passionate and empowering leaders.

Jerry T. Haag, Ph.D., CFP®

President/CEO

Dr. Jerry Haag is the president/CEO of One More Child. During his tenure as president, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations in Florida to more than 50 locations around the globe. Under his presidency, One More Child has launched its Anti-Trafficking, Child Hunger, Single Moms, Family Support (prevention) and Global programs to meet immediate and long-term needs of children and families. Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, One More Child has increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to more than 324,000 in 2020.

Dr. Haag earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance from Baylor University and earned a Ph.D. in finance and real estate in 1995 from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has led and participated in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, childcare and ministry to children and families in countries around the world.

Having been appointed and reappointed since 2013 by both Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott, Dr. Haag serves on the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory Council which he currently chairs. He also serves on the board of directors of the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), where he has chaired its Faith and Foster Care Research Team and served on the President’s Advisory Council. In addition, Dr. Haag has served on the board for Hines Ugandan Ministry since 2018.

Because of Dr. Haag’s experience and leadership in launching global, prevention, and anti-trafficking programs, he has been invited on numerous occasions to share our organization’s expertise with national and world leaders – to include the United States Health and Human Services, the White House, the President’s Office of the Dominican Republic (in coordination with President Danilo Medina) and the Office of the First Lady of Guatemala (in coordination with First Lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales).

Dr. Haag is passionate about long-term policy change to impact vulnerable children, and he had the pleasure of participating in a distinguished seminar on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy, sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.

He preaches regularly in churches throughout the nation, and he and his wife, Christi, also enjoy speaking together. Additionally, he has authored, presented and published academic articles relating to his business expertise and has been honored several times for his business, professional and civic achievements.

In 2018, Dr. Haag was awarded the 2018 George W. Truett Distinguished Service Award by the Baylor Line Foundation and was honored at its Hall of Fame Gala for his exceptional leadership in meeting the needs of children around the world.

Dr. Haag has served on the faculty and administration of both public and private universities, and he was named Baylor University’s Vice President for University Development in 2011, where he served before returning as president of One More Child.

From 2000-2007, Dr. Haag served as president and CEO of the South Texas Children’s Home in Beeville. He also has corporate work experience with AT&T and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Dr. Haag and Christi live in Lakeland, FL. Christi is a well-known speaker and the host of One More Child’s Hope is Here.  Their eldest son, Ben, lives and works in Dallas, TX and their youngest son, Brady, resides and works in Austin, TX.

Do you need a brief bio for Dr. Haag for an upcoming speaking or preaching engagement he is participating in? We have you covered — find it here.
Contact Jerry

Phone: 863.687.8811

Andrew Tattrie, D.Min.

Vice President of Global

Andrew Tattrie joined One More Child in 2014, and served in several key roles before being promoted in 2017 to Vice President of Global.

He has overseen the launch of our child sponsorship program and has been instrumental in the creation and development of our medical mission trips and feeding program sites. Andrew brings tremendous leadership skills to this position. Andrew and his family served as long-term missionaries in Costa Rica and Uruguay, and as short-term missionaries throughout Latin America and Africa. He is bi-lingual and adept at speaking and writing Spanish.

He was born and raised in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. Andrew graduated with a diploma from Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York, in 1996, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, in 1999. He has also earned master’s degrees from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and from the University of South Florida; He graduated with his doctorate degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019.

Andrew and his wife, Crystal, have four children: Nathaniel, Emilia, Abigail and Jonathan. They enjoy ministering together as a family locally and internationally, and they serve in teaching and leadership roles in their local church in Lakeland, FL.

Prior to joining One More Child, Andrew was a teacher and an administrator for more than 11 years in Polk County, and he also worked in the missions department at his church.

Do you need a brief bio for Andrew for an upcoming speaking engagement or event he is participating in? We have you covered — find it here.
Contact Andrew

Phone: 863.577.4488

Rebeka Corgan

Director of Global Programs

Rebeka joined the One More Child family in January 2019 and currently serves as Director of Global Programs. She is originally from Iowa and then moved to Florida from Wyoming in 1998. She was a teacher in public and private schools for nearly 20 years. She was also a full-time children’s minister for a large church before joining One More Child.

Rebeka has always had a passion for missions and for reaching children for Christ all around the world. She strives to follow God’s word from Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

Contact Rebeka

Phone: 863.577.4488

Irene Alvarado

Sponsorship Coordinator for Guatemala

Irene first started working with One More Child as a part-time interpreter in the summer of June 2018. In October of 2018, she began working as a Ministry Assistant. Irene currently serves as the Sponsorship Coordinator for Guatemala. She was born and raised in Guatemala City and has always lived there. She is currently finishing her degree in Linguistics, Specialized in Translation and Interpretation, from the University San Carlos de Guatemala. 

Irene has always had a passion for serving children and families in need, being a freelance interpreter and translator for mission teams in Guatemala, and serving with her church and family. Irene had a half scholarship during her High School years and this is one of the reasons she feels called to share with children and teens the love of Christ in our lives through sponsors who also provide support. Irene is currently working with the Child Sponsorship Program and Scholars Program in San Juan Sacatepéquez, as well as an interpreter for Mission Teams.

Contact Irene

Phone: 863.577.4488

Alejandra Búrbano

National Director for Guatemala

Alejandra Búrbano joined One More Child in March 2010 and currently serves as the National Director for Guatemala. Born and raised in La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala she graduated from La Salle High School in 2007 and went on to be certified as a legal translator through the Guatemala Department of Education in 2011. She graduated in 2018 with a degree in business administration from the University Rafael Landívar.

In 2007, Alejandra’s life was changed and a passion for missions was born after she went on her first mission trip to Los Chucles, Huehuetenango in Guatemala. God uses her missions heart and passion for serving children and others in helping with impacting the life of one more child through developing faith-based and social programs for the materially poor families that One More Child ministers to, as well as helping coordinate ministry projects for One More Child mission teams at the Malnutrition Center in San Juan Sacatepéquez. She is also part of the team responsible for managing the Child Sponsorship Program.

Bumba Dison

National Director for Uganda

Bumba Dison joined One More Child in January 2017 as the National Ministry Coordinator for East Africa, which includes our work in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Bumba graduated from Uganda Christian University, Mukono in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. He is currently completing his master’s degree in research of environmental science at Uganda Christian University.

Before joining One More Child, Bumba served as the assistant child sponsorship administrator for Hines Ugandan Ministries, a national ministry partner of One More Child. He also served on the construction and development committee providing technical advice on environmental sustainability. He has completed significant volunteer service and internship training with the Department of Natural Resources for the Pallisa and Mbale District local governments. His work and research in these contexts focused on various environmental impact assessments, developing plans for environmental sustainability, and monitoring forestry and conservation projects.

Born in the rural village of Kamonkoli, Uganda, Bumba came to know Christ at a young age. He was involved in the church growing up and benefited from a Christian child sponsorship program. He remains actively involved in church life serving in multiple roles such as music director, interpreter, and his favorite — games director for children’s AWANA each Saturday. Bumba’s passion for children continues to grow and he is able to influence young people to make good choices as they mature into young men and women.

Contact Bumba

Phone: 863.577.4488

Laura Jones

Long Term Missionary to Uganda

Laura first joined the One More Child family in the spring of 2010 as a participant on a short-term missions team to Guatemala. She served in Guatemala for a week in 2010 and a week in 2011. Laura knew from a young age that she would end up on the foreign mission field, and at the age of 15, God specifically called her to Uganda. She served with One More Child in Uganda for two weeks in 2012 and as an intern for six weeks in 2016. 

Now, Laura works as an Instructional Coach at Genesis Primary School in Uganda where she teaches kindergarten through 7th grade and works in both small group and whole group classroom instruction. She works with all of the classroom teachers, empowering them to introduce new teaching strategies that promote critical thinking and active learning environments. She also assists with our Child Sponsorship Program, teaches Sunday School and works with our Awana and Saturday feeding programs.

In addition, Laura leads our short-term mission teams to Uganda and oversees our summer intern program! Her greatest desire is for every person to know they are loved by Jesus Christ and to find joy in their unique purpose in life.

Laura grew up in Niceville, Florida, and she served often with First Baptist Church of Niceville. Laura graduated from the University of Florida in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and also earned her master’s in Curriculum and Instructional Development. She was a teacher in Alachua County for several years before moving to Uganda full time in July of 2017.

Contact Laura

Phone: 863.577.4488

José “Cesarín” Morban

National Director for Dominican Republic

José “Cesarín” Morban joined the One More Child family in 2015, serving as the National Director for Dominican Republic. Born in the capital, Santo Domingo, Cesarín has served in many different capacities over the years, working first in refrigeration and next as an electrician. He has more than 18 years of combined work experience in general contracting and the transportation industry—which makes him extra qualified for the work he does in the community of El Carrizal! He has a certificate of training in Systematic Theology from the Santo Domingo Theological Institute, and has been an integral part of the connection between One More Child and our ministry partner Iglesia Fundamento Bíblico.

Cesarín’ s responsibilities include working with One More Child teams, administering transportation and leadership to each group traveling to the Dominican Republic. He also oversees a team of Dominican construction workers that are helping to build homes and community in the municipality of El Carrizal. Additionally, with the help of a local social worker, Cesarín helped launch and maintain the Sponsorship Program for the ministry in the Dominican Republic. He is a dedicated worker and servant of the Lord!

When he is not working with teams or construction work, you can find Cesarín assisting in his local church or enjoying his favorite meal of Guandules and coconut.

Contact José

Phone: 863.577.4488

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