As we approach November, we also approach Orphan Awareness Month. If someone was to ask me what engulfs my mind, aside from the day to day happenings of life, I would say the fatherless and missions. And yet, they are so easily forgotten by many and go unheard. We need to be aware of the reality around us. Not push away and try to convince ourselves it’s not real or it’s not my problem. If you follow Jesus, then it’s your problem. This month become aware of the plight of the Orphan. Even more, become aware of the Father’s heart for the fatherless. But don’t let it stop at awareness. What does that really profit these children, yourself, and even more the Kingdom. Let your awareness compel you to action. I recommend that you watch this video. It’s real. It’s relevent. It’s life. It’s the Gospel. Will you answer the cry of the orphan?
Want to do something but don’t know what to do or how to get started? Come be a part of Orphan Advocates. Orphan Advocates was birthed about a year ago through a small group of people who was gripped with Father’s heart for the plight of the orphans. Orphan Advocates is basically what the name implies. We advocate for Orphans- domestic and international. But it doesn’t rest solely on Advocating. It is rescuing them. It’s action. Father rescued us and adopted us into His family when we were lost in sin, enemies of His, dead in our trespasses by sending His Son to die for us to make a way for us. To look into the eyes of the Lamb who was slain and having the revelation of what King Jesus has done for you will wreck what you really think about “religion” and what your life is about. It’s not about you. It’s not about your salvation only. Salvation is where your life begins, not ends. Your salvation was not the ends to which Christ died for you. It was the beginning to bring you life and life abundantly in Him (John 10:10). So, then you could continue what He started when He was on the earth and bring Him back to earth to restore all things and bring the habitation of Father down to dwell amongst us (Matt 28:16-20, Rev 21:1-4). In this revelation, Love compells us to what’s on the Father’s heart- which are these Orphans. In the process of the Orphan Advocates’ growth, we have went from Awareness to Advocacy to Action. Our mission is big, our vision is big, but our God is bigger and with Him all things are possible. Will you join us in taking up the cause of the fatherless (Is 1:17) and speaking up for those that have no voice (Proverbs 31:8)?
Here’s where you can start:
“The Gathering” of Orphan Advocates – celebrating Awareness, Advocacy, and Action for orphan Awareness Month. Get involved with advocating for and rescuing children both locally and around the world.
Come find out how (through Foster Care, Adoptions, Prayer, Wrap Around Support and much more). Meet area professionals and other local families currently involved in advocating for orphans. A family afternoon of food, fun and games, information on how to be involved with rescuing God’s children (fullfilling the James 1:27 calling and mission of the church), and worship by Josh Williams band. Sunday, November 13th at Landmark Park (1:30 – 4:30pm) admission $4.00 to enter the park. Limited advance tickets available at a discounted rate. Food will also be available for purchase with proceeds directly supporting orphan care.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Hope you will come on November 13th and join the rescue revolution!