Rabbi Curt Landry
Why He Shares God’s Heart for the Orphan
God’s design was never that we come into the world or experience it alone. This is why God’s heart for the orphan is to provide comfort, love, and basic needs, to reveal to them His love even in the absence of earthly parents.
God’s design for the family is to be a place of protection and provision, to give children a foundation of truth to discover the world hand-in-hand with parents. Sadly, in our broken world, many children do not have the place of protection and provision God designed.
Curt Landry grew up with loving parents after being adopted, but he shares God’s heart for the orphan. He fully recognizes his life experiences could have produced a very different outcome.
Rabbi Curt Landry’s Early Life
Curt Landry, conceived and born out of wedlock in 1955, had biological parents who were faced with tough decisions. Their families prohibited them from marrying, so they thought their only option was abortion.
As his parents researched this option, Curt’s father felt his heartstrings being pulled. He went to the priest on his Air Force base to help him sort out his convictions. The priest told him about an orphanage in Los Angeles, California, where the baby could be delivered and hopefully adopted by a loving family.
Curt lived in this orphanage for the first 6 months of his life. At 6 months, he was adopted by the Landry family and grew up in a loving home. Throughout his life, he had his share of challenges but understood the significance of loving, nurturing, and guiding parents. He realized how much parents shape a child’s life and, later, had a heart of compassion for those with similar beginnings but not necessarily the same upbringing.
He learned the power of God’s redemption through Jesus Christ and how soul wounds can actually be healed.
Rabbi Curt Landry Shares God’s Heart for Orphans
In spite of Curt Landry’s rough start and challenges in school, he grew into a very successful businessman. As the Lord worked on his heart, he put his trust in Yeshua one night and wept as he came to understand God’s heart for him and his innately sinful nature. But the Lord was only beginning to reveal to him his true identity and purpose.
Identity is a revelation of why we are created and what we are created for. Those who understand and accept their true identity have the key to peace. When we know who we are, we can pull the lever of purpose, and God equips us to change lives. It is only through a process that God reveals this. This peace is what Curt wants others to experience.
As Curt grew and understood his identity better, God revealed his purpose—to stand with Israel, be a voice, and bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church.
The journey continued as officials and leaders in Israel approached him about a number of projects, namely projects to care for orphans–from infancy to adulthood.
Young people without family support who need encouragement and life skills in their teens and early 20s, Curt Landry Ministries Safe Houses provide training, healing, a place to live, food, and support.
Young people who lost families and parents in the Ukrainian war find refuge in Israel. Curt Landry Ministries provide food, basic needs, toys, and support.
These are just a few ways God has used Curt Landry’s story. He has given him the heart to care for and pour into orphans all because of his own experience.
As Curt Landry describes his story in his book Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage, the world and our circumstances constantly give us messages of a counterfeit self. It isn’t until we are ambushed by the truth, come to know our Father, and know he adopts us that we can truly live with purpose.
Our Heavenly Father provides all we need. Yeshua told us to care for others, but first, love the Lord with all our hearts. If we believe these truths, we should live in alignment with them.
Because God has proven His Word faithfulness to His Word, and Curt Landry knows his identity and purpose—to stand with Israel and be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church. His purpose is to care for those who cannot care for themselves and to show them the love of the Father through humanitarian aid efforts. He desires for Believers everywhere to understand their heritage and what they have been adopted into. God has furthered His Kingdom through a number of partnerships that the Church can also participate in. It is because of these covenant partnerships that Curt Landry can say, “Yes!” when asked to pour into projects and programs for young people in Israel, as they are the future of God’s nation.