Did you know there are 143 million to 210 million orphans in this world!?! And every 15 seconds another child becomes and orphan in Africa.
"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Arrest oppressors. Defend orphans. Plead the case of widows." Isaiah 1:17
Many of these children are orphaned because of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, or because they have a special need such as a cleft palate and the family can't take care of them or don't want them because of the stigma that a special needs child has in some cultures. It breaks my heart every day when I read about orphanages and what those children have to go through. They all need a forever home!! Christ calls us the care for orphans and for some the thought of taking an orphan home with them is daunting, pricey and not for them. But have you ever thought of helping someone who does want to take an orphan home?
In the US, we are so close minded and shut off from reality. Sure we give our $10 a year to a charity or when a disaster strikes we donate another $10 and mark that off as all we need to do. I say this because I'm know I'm very guilty of it!! We are suppose to serve orphans, and serving often takes sacrifice! What are you willing to sacrifice? Even if you're not serving orphans, what have sacrificed for someone recently? For anyone who has sacrificed, you quickly learn what you get in return is far greater than anything you could have imagined!!
There are so many organizations that are geared to help families adopt orphans, check it out!!