Friday, April 24, 2009

Just think....

America has more than 300,000 churches. Just imagine what would happen if each congregation empowered even ONE of its families, through a variety of support (and even financial assistance), to adopt a child. We'd have more than enough homes for 127,000 boys and girls nationwide (US) who are waiting right now for someone to love them. (Focus on the family statement)

What about the OVER 147 MILLION orphans of this world?!?!? How can we put a DENT in that statistic as Christians? I struggle with trying to wrap my brain around that statistic...I am only one mama!

When I start thinking of the statistics, it blows my mind! We are called, by God, to care for these precious ones! Who will stand in the gap and help the orphan? God's direct command is to CARE for the orphan (PURE and LASTING religion in the sight of God our Father means that we MUST care for orphans and widows in their distress. James 1:27). Do you see that? As Christians we MUST care for these precious babies...How will you care for the orphan?

~Becoming a child's FOREVER & EVER family (my personal favorite...LOL)

~Foster a child (provide a safe, loving home during a time when a child needs this most)
~Financially (supporting a family adopting, an orphanage, an adoption agency)
~Prayer (specifically carving time out of your day to pray for these sweet orphans...for their protection, their needs to be met, for a family, for their salvation)
~Help raise awareness about waiting children and the need to care for the orphans
~Mission trips...GO and visit these on them and teach them about Jesus

I could easily turn this into a very long post :) You all know me(us) well enough to know how deeply passionate we are are about the orphan situation. I have many tear-filled nights as I ask the Lord for direction on how He wants to use me for the orphans. Use me, Father, I am here...use me!! I want to be Your hands and feet!

HOW IS GOD CALLING YOU to care for the's not IF He is, it's HOW is He? Be praying for these sweet ones!!!