Saturday, October 6, 2012

Your Part

There are 147 million orphans in the world.  That is a really big number.  Overwhelming at best.  What difference can any of us make?

We could adopt a child.

But maybe we are not in a position to do that.  Does that mean that there isn't anything we can do?


We can advocate for adoption.  We can let people know about children available for adoption, or come along side a family considering adoption and pray with them.

We can give.   Adoption can be expensive.  We can give our money to a family that desperately wants a child, but needs to raise the money to go get the child.  We can give our time.  Time to listen, time to play with the kids, time to have a date!  We can give clothes to a family welcoming a child.  We can give dinner to a family who is adjusting to all the changes in their family when the child comes home. 

We can become a foster family.  Orphans can be found across the ocean, but they can also be found across town.  Orphans are not only the children without parents alive, but also children whose parents are no longer able or willing to take care of them.   We can take the classes necessary and open our homes to children who are going through very difficult times. 

Is it hard?  Yes.  Does it require sacrifice?  Yes.  But the rewards are always, always worth it!!

How can you be involved in the life of an orphan?

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