Sunday, January 31, 2010

Who Will Answer The Call?

Two weeks ago these precious children lost there parents in the Earthquake leaving them orphaned and fending for themselves.

Providing Care at an Orphanage in Haiti-First Time to Receive Care Since the Earthquake

143,000,000 Orphans in the world today. Every DAY 5,760 more children become orphans. Every day 38,493 orphans will age out with no family to belong to and no place to call home. Only 250,000 children are adopted annually leaving behind 14,050,000 children to age out of the system every year! The reality- these numbers do not reflect street children, only those living in orphanages or foster homes.

The harsher reality is that these children fall prey to predictors and crime. Children that age out of the system with out a family or a place to call home will never know the meaning of love, and most are unable to comprehend God’s love. If orphan children never experience a family’s love, how can we expect them to comprehend God’s love?

The Gospels response:

Matthew 25:31-40 The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families." - Psalm 68:5-6

There is a need, God has already called, all we need to do is respond. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk, but of power. (1 Corinthians 4:20). Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

(James 4:17)

If you are considering adoption, foster care, or missions please talk to your pastor or a family that has experienced one of these life changing experiences. There are so many resources that it tends to be overwhelming. They can help provide you with trustworthy resources and offer their prayer support. Our family has been forever changed through adoption and missions and we would love to help your family in any way that we can.