"He loves the orphan child, It makes His love grow wild"
The caption above are lyrics from a song by Christy Nockels. This picture is of one of the orphans at Hannah's Orphans Home in Addis. Isn't she beautiful!!? Divided by the Great Rift Valley, this land, Ethiopia,is twice the size of Texas, and faces an orphan crisis. UNICEF estimates that one in ten Ethiopian children, about 4.6 million, is an orphan. She is just an example of the millions of orphans that need love and security. At Hannah's Orphans Home, she is recieving the love of a caregiver and her other orphan brothers and sisters that are there. Hannah's Home does not adopt out, as she is creating an environment there in Addis where they can be raised and even financially be supported so they can go to college. She has about 90 children in her care and she started years ago with just 5! Hannah is an amazing woman who God has called to help care for these orphans...She inspires me!
Follow along as I take this mission seriously and minister to the orphans in this world.
Visiting Orphans...It pretty much speaks for itself. Our lives are made to give away to others and I love it that helping orphans is pure and undefiled religion! Follow along as I take God seriously about this mission and minister to the orphans in this world. He is constantly at work in our lives..we just sometimes have to shift our perspective to notice Him. I pray you will hopefully see Him in the words and pictures below..through my perspective.
This blogpage follows the mission trips I lead to minister to orphans in this world. I am the Executive Director of a mission sending agency called Visiting Orphans. (www.visitingorphans.org) I believe my mission in life is similar to the President of Compassion International, Dr. Wes Stafford. In his book, "Too Small to Ignore" he says, "On one side of this international bridge, my role is to minister to the poor, to the orphans, to "comfort the afflicted." And then I cross the bridge, coming back to the Western, more affluent world, where my job is to speak and write and to "affict the comfortable" to call them to action." Loving people on both sides of the spectrum...
I pray that something in my words or pictures will inspire you to reach out beyond yourself...to GO and help the "least of these".