A Heart For Children (AHFC) is a humanitarian relief organization founded on Christian principles and faith to serve orphaned and abandoned children in Southeast Asia. At each orphanage and village we support, AHFC establishes personal relationships with the children and their caretakers. “It is only through personal relationship and interaction that we can truly begin to understand the real life challenges these children face.” Dan Yeager, Founder of AHFC

Our mission is to raise funds for:

  • Clean water, food and clothing
  • Health care
  • Orphanage homes and their upkeep
  • General education and bible studies

Our goals are:

  • To make known the vast needs of the children in Southeast Asia
  • Provide a way for caring people to make a direct and personal impact
  • Nurture the children in safe, loving environments to become happy, productive citizens and potential leaders in their communities

“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”  Proverbs 22.6

AHFC is an all-volunteer, 501c3 registered nonprofit charity. All officers and directors serve without compensation. Your donations go directly to aid orphaned and abandoned children on a most immediate needs basis and are tax deductible as allowed by law. AHFC is also a registered charity in Indonesia as A Heart For Children International (AHFCi). 


As our name suggests, it all started with one heart being convicted by our merciful God. Our founder, Dan Yeager, was visiting an orphanage in Java, Indonesia in 2004 when he unexpectedly found himself weeping and deeply touched by the plight of the children there.

Aware that he alone could not meet the myriad of needs, Dan teamed up with Steve Williams who together formed an organization and recruited a team with a shared vision.  A Heart for Children was soon established.

Soon after, a network of volunteers began to grow launching AHFC on its journey to become a channel for funds that supports, protects and educates these needy children.

Dan left California in 2008 to set up full time residence in Bali, Indonesia with the executive support team remaining here in the United States. This has enabled him to reside alongside the orphanages and personally provide daily support and oversight to the caretaker staff and children.

In 2010, AHFC stepped out in faith and leased a partially built two-story building on a parcel of land in the village of Klungkung. The view from the 2nd floor stretches from the local rice fields, banana trees, farms and villages to the distant Indian Ocean. Dan, a retired engineer, finished designing and building the facility as the official home of AHFC, where he now lives full time with his loving wife and co-laborer Tati.

“AHFC Vocational and Training Center” has become central to our Christ centered outreach and a refuge to so many children who now come to feel loved, learn, worship and play.    

Dan continues to develop key relationships throughout the region creating greater awareness of the life changing service for which AHFC has been called. Dan has become well known in the area by the children as “Opa Dan”, Grandpa Dan.

  • Bring global awareness to the vast needs of the children in Southeast Asia and provide a way for caring people to make a direct and personal impact in their lives
  • Support orphanages with life-saving funds for food, shelter and medicine
  • Seek, find and rescue children in situations of dire need, danger and vulnerability
  • Raise the children in a safe, nurturing environment, teaching them about the love and salvation of Christ. As they become healthy and productive citizens, we trust they will be fishers of men in their own communities and villages.
  • Fulfill the heart of God in James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: look after orphans and widows in their distress and keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
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