James 1:27

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.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Cry of the orphan

My friend forwarded this to me  . This is a great site. 140 million orphans in the world. We don't all adopt but we can all do something- no matter how seemingly "small" it may be. We need to be their voices, as the body of Christ....we are called to this. It states this clearly in His Word. 

We have explained to Leah why we cancelled our TV, and it has been so fun to talk with her about it. Last night she went to the refrigerator and we didn't have any bottled water. She said "I think our friends in Africa came and got our water". She has been calling them "our friends", and constantly asking me what their names are. Makes me want to sponsor a child to put a face to what we are doing. I know things like this will impact Leah for the rest of her life.

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- More than 46 million orphans in Africa.
- More than 71 million orphans in Asia.
- More than 10 million orphans in Latin America.
- More than 120,000 orphans in the United States.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
--James 1.27 (NIV)

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are God's Plan for the Orphan

The United Nations reports that the number of orphans around the world waiting for help is more than 140 million.

This global crisis is present even in the United States where over 120,000 children now wait to be adopted from the foster care system.

But God commands every Christian to act and to care for orphans and we would like you to join us this fall as we serve the orphan.

To help raise awareness of today's orphan crisis, we, along with our friends at Hope for Orphans
® (a ministry of FamilyLife®), and Show Hope® worked together to produce Answer the Cry, a special video program hosted by bestselling author Francis Chan. Answer the Cry features musical performances by award winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Mark Schultz and highlights our own Jim Daly. Answer the Cry also addresses ways that every Christian can have an impact on the life of an orphan.

This special program is available to you at no cost--visit CryOfTheOrphan.org to learn more about the video and how you can utilize it for an orphan awareness event in your community.

Will you also consider joining us on Orphan Sunday (November 7) to stand for orphans, to defend the fatherless and care for the least of these? More details on how to get involved are at CryOfTheOrphan.org.
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