Sunday, November 7, 2010

Today is Orphan Care Sunday!

I echo what Dr. Russell Moore (@drmoore) already tweeted, "Pray for the Fatherless!" Today is orphan care sunday. I am so grateful that many people are partnering together to reach out and make a difference.

I have been watching how this ministry has grown in our church. In the last two years, God prompted His people at Wooster Grace to launch two orphan rescue homes in partnership with Asia's Hope--one in Cambodia, Grace Place Battambang and one in Thailand, Grace Place Thailand (Wiang Pa Pao). We have also initiated outreach to at-risk children in Chiang Mai, Thailand through Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide (GROW). 

Orphan Care also takes place in Central Africa. In partnership with ICDI, Vision Trust International, and Project Hope & Charite people in our church sponsor children in the Central African Republic. Moreover, in our community we pray for and seek to encourage the Wayne County Children's Services.  We know that they labor extended hours and work non-stop to be the best advocates for children who need foster care or adoption.  We thank them for their hard work.

Many national organizations are also doing a great job. Thanks to Kelly Rosati for tweeting Focus on the Family's mash-up of orphan care organizations. A few that I would like to promote are:

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