“. . . there is much more to a child spiritually, emotionally, and mentally that will forever keep them identifying as an orphan unless we dig deep and get to the root issues. The deep, hidden issues that come with the label ‘orphan.’”read more
No one person, organization or denomination is equipped to adequately care for 140,000,000 orphans. But if each of us does what we’re called to, those precious children will know they have a heavenly Father who loves them!read more
For the earliest church members, the days following the resurrection were actually a slow unfolding of a mystery. “Was He the Messiah or not?” many still wondered. They had not yet caught wind of sightings by the grave or the folded linens left behind.read more
This truth is important to remember because we don’t just serve a God who sees the now and the future. God sees the things of the past and knows the potential of it still, after it is long forgotten.read more
Short-term mission trips have gotten a bad rap recently. And, honestly, we don’t have to look too far to see why.Examples of harm done by short-term teams abound. I’ve read stories of churches in South America being painted 20 times in a five-year span because it was...read more
Throughout the entire Bible, we read of God’s beautiful plan of adoption. God tells us that He “will not leave us as orphans.”* Once we are in God’s family, He tells us the “religion which is pure and faultless is one that looks after the orphan.”*
So, the Bible has set the tone for caring for orphans and adoption. How have we, the Church, responded to this call?
You have helped break cycles of poverty. You have impacted an orphan’s future.
You have helped make their dreams come true.
For both new trip-takers and seasoned veterans, all were reminded of the importance of caring for the orphan. God used this trip to teach everyone something about Himself and His care for the least of these.read more
Doesn’t the Bible say God is the orphans’ defender? Then where is He?read more
As we prepare for Easter this month, you may be facing trials that dim your perspective of the resurrection. You may want to sing “He Arose,” but feel like your hope is still buried. You may wear your new dress and shoes, but feel like a facade, wondering if Jesus will show up for you.read more