Adoption brings God's love
to orphan children by living example
Adoption accounts for less than 1% of ministry to orphan children. We are working to change that because we believe that adoption should be the predominant form of ministry to orphan children. So do the children, and no matter how much we love and care for them in institutions, they are still orphans.
Six years working with children in a mission orphanage in the Philippines helped us understand why children just don't want to be orphans. Without a family, many orphans can't comprehend God's love, and they want to know: "If God loves me, why am I an orphan?" Actions speak louder than words (1 John 3:18), and the children's eyes kept asking me, "If you love me, why don't you adopt me?"
Regardless of whether we view adoption as ministry, or simply a way to build a family, adoption can bring God's love to orphan children by living example, and provides the fertile soil where the gospel can take root and thrive.
Caring for widows and orphans in their distress is pure and undefiled religion. (James 1:27) An orphan's distress is not belonging to a family, and orphan children want to belong to a loving family just like everyone else.
God sent Jesus into the world: "so that we might receive the adoption as sons." (Gal. 4:4-5) "as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God." (John 1:12) Adoption is an image of the Gospel and a living example of of God's love !
Christian families in churches everywhere already want to adopt, but many need financial assistance to make adoption affordable.
Not everyone is called to adopt, but anyone can love and minister to orphan children in a practical and meaningful way, by helping other families adopt.
Providing financial support for adoption is truly God-inspired, and follows Jesus' example of redemption. We urge you to support adoption ministry in your church, with your time, skills, prayers and finances.
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