Romanian Ambassadors


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Nick Duta
The Papa Bear

Chief smiler, the hands of His Little Ones in Romania, the King of Generosity, and all around great guy. You can find him on his days off making a mean polenta and preparing delicious crepes.


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Viorica Duta
The Mother Hen

A gifted and compassionate ambassador for HLO in Romania, the Queen of Hospitality. She’s everyone’s favorite person around the orphanages. Viorica is in charge of…well…everything, including the kitchen sink (and the delicious dinner that follows).


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Board of Directors


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Andrei Duta
Founder and Chairman

Board member since 2001

What motivates you to serve?
True “religion” is to look after widows and orphans. God has given us the honor and responsibility to play a supporting role in the lives of these precious children.
www.andreiduta.com

Favorite toy? Growing Up: Soccer Ball and Tennis Racquet, Recent years: Swimming Goggles

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Robert Stephens
CFO

Board Member since 2013

What is your hope for the future of HLO?
I look forward to the day we will be able to fund a full-time missionary in Bucharest. I am excited about engaging and investing in the children at our sponsored orphanages on a long-term basis. I desire to see even more lives transformed because of the efforts of His Little Ones in the years to come.

Favorite toy? Hot Wheels

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Rezarta Malcolm
Board Member

Board member since 2006

What motivates you to serve?
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a passion and desire to help orphans. Growing up in Eastern Europe, I remember the orphanage right across the street from my school. I had a few classmates who were orphans, and I often found myself trying to help them. As a board member I have seen the smiles on HLO children’s faces, and have noticed the sparkle of hope in their eyes. This fills my heart with joy.

Favorite toy? Stuffed Panda Bears


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Caleb Sawyer
Secretary

Board member since 2012

What motivates you to serve?
I love the Lord Jesus and hope to one day hear him say, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.”  Orphans are near and dear to my heart. My wife and I have two adopted girls.  Until all orphans have loving homes, I pray we may be Jesus’ hands and feet, bringing love and hope to these precious children. I am confident that the seeds planted in childhood will blossom into an unwavering faith in adulthood.

Favorite toy? Godzilla with the launch-off claw!


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James Williams
Board Member

Board member since 2007

What motivates you to serve?

Knowing that I can use a small part of the gifts and resources God has given me to help others is important to me. Seeing Him move in children’s lives across the world in Romania is an incredible joy and a blessing beyond compare. I look forward to what God will do next.

Favorite toy? My First Computer.


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Strategic Partners


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Sorina Chivoiu
Romanian Partner

Sorina Chivoiu is the Director of Pinocchio Orphanage in Bucharest. This co-ed orphanage for 3-18 year olds is our oldest ministry partner; we’ve been walking with them for over 12 years! Sorina is a loving mother-figure to the kids, many of whom find themselves drifting in an out of its walls. Thanks for all you do, Sorina!

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Florin Gurau
Romanian Partner

Florin Gurau is the Director of St. Marie Orphanage in Bucharest, Romania. This all-girls orphanage for 3-18 year olds is one of the three orphanages HLO partners with in our ministry. Without his help much of what we do wouldn’t be possible. Thanks, Florin, for keeping us a part of the St. Marie family and for all that you do for the precious little ones who live there!

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Eric Lee
Web Design/ Photography

Eric is a creative guru with a passion for bringing God glory through orphan care and adoption. You can find him working with his company Squeegee Creative, acting or designing on the local stage in Austin or whipping up a gourmet dinner for friends. He still loves to play with Legos.

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Fran Patterson
Strategic Partner

Fran is an artist in Austin, TX. Her fanciful and imaginative folk art captures the playfulness and joyous spirituality of her subjects. Since 2012 Fran has partnered with HLO to offer a set of custom greeting cards featuring her unique art, the proceeds of which benefit HLO.

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Gayla North
Volunteer

Gayla has been involved with HLO since we began in 2001 as both a board member and strategic volunteer. For years she and her husband have been supporters and ambassadors for HLOs mission in the Dallas area. They pray God will continue to use them and HLO to do glorify His name in mighty ways.

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Ronda Hillis
Volunteer

Ronda has always had a passion for helping children.  As a HLO ministry partner her goal is to give hope where it has been short in supply.  Her expertise and generous donation of volunteer hours help make what HLO does more effective and efficient.

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Dwight Forrister
Strategic Partner

Dwight is the chairman and owner of Roadwire, Inc., a premiere aftermarket automotive solutions company. Dwight was strategic in choosing our name “His Little Ones” and was generous in sponsoring our nonprofit charter back in 2001.

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Vision Church
Ministry Partner

The pastor of Vision church in Carmel, CA provides spiritual mentoring and oversight for many of the HLO board members.

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Christ Community Church Ministry Partner

This mission-minded community of believers in Austin, TX is fast-becoming a ministry partner with HLO.