Today there are more than 143 million orphans in the world. That's approximately one-half of the population of the
! Most of these children live in poverty, are malnourished and experience daily rejection. U.S.
So began an e-mail I received this week from FamilyLife™, announcing that they along with Focus on the Family®, Shaohannah's Hope, and Crown Financial Ministries are “joining hands and voices with more than 75 orphan care providers, church-based orphan ministries, and adoption agencies to plead the cause of orphans in need.”
The e-mail introduced a new website, cryoftheorphan.org, and announced a week of special radio broadcasts during "Cry of the Orphan" week on “FamilyLife Today," “Focus on the Family," and "Money Matters" Nov. 12-16.
I hope you’ll tune in.
And as the e-mail also reminded me, caring for orphans does not solely mean adoption. It means truly “caring” for them … through prayer, through mentoring, through missions trips, and through adoption.
You are God’s plan for the orphan … as am I … the question is, how will we allow Him to use us?