Today is Orphan Sunday.
Orphans....(particularly one little one who will prayerfully soon join our family)....invade our thoughts on a daily basis now. The statistics are staggering but, more than that are the faces. David Platt has been quoted as saying this and it is so true:
"We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they are not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do everything changes".
EVERYTHING has changed for us. And we are humbly grateful to have been wrecked in this way.
So often, it is easy to turn the channel or just consider things as someone else's problem but, as Christians, this is our problem. If we are His hands and feet, how could it not be? I believe that we are all called to do something. Pray, sponsor, GO, give, love, adopt.....
Did you know that there is a statistic that says that 34% of Christians consider adopting but only 1% actually do? And, further, are you aware that if only 8% of the people who call themselves Christians would actually adopt an orphan, there would no longer be a crisis. Is God calling YOU? Is he urging YOU? We would love to share our experiences thus far, we would be honored to pray with/for you. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, I love this video from ONEless: