There are more than 163 million orphans in the world today. Even in the United States there are almost half a million orphans in the foster care system. Most of these have been abused, neglected or abandoned. These are the ones the Bible speaks of when it mentions the “fatherless.” The Scriptures are clear that the task of caring for these little ones belongs to His people.
James 1:27 NIV
27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.Christians can not only show the compassion of Christ in caring for orphans, but also display a picture of the gospel. The question for any believer is not whether to be involved in the ministry of orphan care, but how.
Thomas and I have been called to support couples in the process of expanding their family through adoption. From now until December 30, 2011, we will be selling handmade gifts to donate to this extremely important cause. I will be making items available on my blog, and hopefully running a booth at one of our local fall craft shows. ALL proceeds will be given to Pinelake Church on December 30th for adopting families.
We have been blessed with four healthy children, and would love to help others fill their homes with waiting babies and children. Who knows, God may still call us to adopt one day, and if so, He will provide the means. Its not about "us", its about Him!
I am working on putting a "shop" on here, but I am very excited to begin this mission, so I can't wait. Here is what I have so far.