Sunday, December 5, 2010

Orphan Care

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Isaiah 1:17

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
James 1:27

And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.
Matthew 18:5

I understand that not every christian has as much passion as I do when it comes to orphans. I understand that there are tons and tons of other causes and concerns that your heart could ache for. I don't think everyone is called to adopt. Not everyone is called to go to Africa or China or Russia to work in orphanages. Not everyone is called to be a foster parent. But I do believe as Christians we are called to care for orphans in one way or another.


Become a foster parent

Pray for these kids

Write a check to an organization working with orphans

Encourage adoptive families (make them a meal, offer to babysit, be a friend who doesn't judge, send letters or e-mails)

volunteer at an orphanage

Sponsor an orphaned child

Financially support a family who is called to adopt

Purchase clothing, hats, shoes, etc... that support orphan care and send a positive message

DO SOMETHING. Because every night over 147 million children go to sleep with no one kissing them goodnight. How are they supposed to understand our God's love for them when there is no one modeling it for them here on earth?

DO SOMETHING. Because our God's heart breaks for these children and wants YOU to do something about it.

Need someone smarter to convince you you're called to orphan care? Check out this article in Christianity Today from their July issue

1 comment:

  1. Preach it! I have yet to understand why the Bible is FILLED with scripture commanding us to help the fatherless, and to love the orphans yet somehow churches and Christians seem to skip over so much of is. Breaks my heart sometimes because they truly do not realize what an impact they could have if they choose to be passionate. This needs to change!