This morning, November 8th, is Orphan Sunday. Today is set aside to pray for orphans and to pray for the role you and your family will have in caring for God's children. James 1:27 tells us that caring for orphans is one of God's definitions of "true and lasting religion." And yet how often have we heard about this? Please get the word out.
YES, please share this information with your church. Please share it with your small groups. Share it with your family and friends.
Please visit our website to learn how ordinary people like you and me can step forward to care for the children that God asked His bride to care for. There are 143 million orphans in the world, but if only 7% of Christians step forward to care for one orphan, we'd essentially have no more orphans.
Pray for orphans today. Make a goal to pray for them every day. One example of how to do that: Reece's Rainbow is a beautiful ministry that finds forever families for children with Down Syndrome all over the world, and they have an incredible opportunity for YOU to help pray one of these "angels" home. You will receive a photo of a child, and every day you will get to enter into that child's life through the powerful work of prayer. I especially love this ministry because we "met" the sweet lady who helped pray our daughter home, and we were beyond grateful that our daughter had a prayer warrior long before we ever learned about her. Because Mama and Daddy are the ones who most often pray for children, most orphans do not have anyone praying for them. Please consider praying an angel into their forever home.
We are specifically praying for Ruslana, a precious angel with Down Syndrome. We are friends with her soon-to-be forever family. Please pray for Ruslana today and every day until she is home with her loving family. There have been enormous bumps in the road to her adoption, and the work is not finished yet. Your prayers are needed to bring this sweet girl home.
Show Hope is also airing a free live broadcast from Nashville this afternoon. Steven Curtis Chapman will be singing songs from his new album, and wonderful speakers will be highlighting Orphan Sunday. Please click on that link for more information.
Even after Orphan Sunday has passed, we will still be hard at work trying to get the word out. Remember the 7% of Christians who are needed to care for orphans?? Well, we want to FIND THEM! :) So, please pass our web address out to your churches, friends, families, small groups, any Christians you know. Together we can rebuild this wall of orphan ministry, with God working incredible miracles through us (His bride).
http://www.letsrebuildthewall.org/ GET THE WORD OUT!
Thank you and God bless you for your role in caring for His children.