Some posts are hard to follow up and Saturday's post was one like that. Any time I write about what adoption means to our family, it's hard to follow up - we are passionate about it. There is rarely a day that goes by that we don't think about it and think about all of the waiting children. Many things just seem inconsequential compared to that!
Yesterday was Orphan Sunday - raising awareness about orphans worldwide. This is what I wrote over on facebook:
Today is Orphan Sunday. Do you know that there are 143 million or more orphans in the world? 143 million parentless children with no home of their own, and without anyone to kiss them goodnight or invest in their future.
What can you do to make a difference? Adopt? Foster? Donate? Fund-raise for a family adopting? Increase awareness? Get involved in your community? Caring for orphans IS our responsibility.
143,000,000 (at least!) - let that number sink in for just a moment. One hundred forty-three million...
Yes, some things are just inconsequential. We are continually seeking what God would have for our family, what our response needs to be (or continue to be), and how to honor Him through caring for orphans.
If you are interested in donating to a wonderful organization, please check out Two Hearts for Hope. If you know families in the process of adopting, consider supporting them through a financial gift as well as through prayer. And if you would like to know other ways that you can help, please don't hesitate to contact us!