By Ariel Alire | Administrative Assistant
“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
James 1:27 (NLT)
This verse powers my life, as my heart burns for orphans all over the world, especially in the Middle East. Throughout my time in college, majoring in Intercultural Studies, I heard a lot about other cultures, domestically and internationally, and I have chosen to devote my life to helping orphans worldwide.
Right now, it is by working in the office at World Orphans. Although I am not (yet) the one who gets to travel and see the children and our projects firsthand, I know I play an important role in the big picture of this organization. Although I serve behind the scenes for now, someday I hope to have a more hands-on role in helping orphans.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”
1 John 3:1
When we are saved from our sins and “adopted” into the body of Christ, it doesn’t matter what we have done in the past. We cannot even truly comprehend how much we are loved. This is such an amazing gift! My prayer is that more people would come to realize how blessed and loved they are by their Creator.
I’m so glad to work with an organization that works every day to serve others, to help orphans, and to share God’s love so that He may be known.
“I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you.” John 14:18 (NIV)