When it comes to the orphan crisis, we know firsthand how it feels to want to "move" but don't know where or how to begin. It feels so much bigger than us sometimes, because it is.
According to UNICEF, there are 132 million orphans in the world — children, by definition, who have lost one or both parents. 13 million of these children have lost both parents. That total doesn't even take into account the hundreds of thousands of children who have been abandoned and live like orphans, even though they may have living parents. We fight for the abandoned children, too.
It's easy to sit back and wonder how one can even make a dent in this problem, isn't it? As I contemplated the depth of the crisis and reflected upon how to enlist more orphan care warriors, I heard the Lord say, "but what if they don't know how?"
The seed was planted, and we were led to connect with Michelle over at Of Capes and Combat Boots. She's a fearless warrior for orphans, and this blog post perfectly displays her passion and huge heart. Together we collaborated, prayed, and brainstormed and finally launched the fruits of that labor!
Introducing our special toolkit to inspire and guide you in the battle! This devotional is called "Orphan Care Warfare" and it's a simple - prayerful - five-step guide to advocacy. This month, and every month, as we take inventory of our personal blessings, let us remember the forgotten ones - our little brothers and sisters in Christ scattered throughout the world. The Lord calls us to care for them, and we hope this new devotional will inspire you to join the fight for the most vulnerable of God's children.