Currently, in our world, there is close to 145 million orphans, let the following stats remind us of the horror:Each day close to
- 16,000 children die because they lack proper food, water and medicine.
- Every 6 seconds, a child slips into eternity, hungry, thirsty and sick.
- Over 1 million children die each year due to malaria, most of these deaths happen in Africa.
We could go on and on, but who needs to. Enough is enough, we can end extreme poverty if we choose to prioritize our lives, be more generous, take more risks, and support more kids; this is a biblical issue that requires an immediate response, and that is exactly what is happening on Sunday November 8th, with Orphan Sunday.
When the local church takes full responsibility, we can start a movement of love, hope and story, and this movement, can end extreme poverty, seek justice, and care for the orphan, which is a child that is created in the image of God.
If you want to learn more about orphan Sunday, how you or your church can get involved. Please email us and we will be glad to help!