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World Orphans Prayer Quest

Join us to pray... Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

It is our desire at World Orphans that each of us would realize that apart from Christ, we are orphans in need of rescue, and that in Christ, we are adopted children of God, forever rescued, redeemed, restored, renewed, and found in Him.

Along with our friends at Christian Alliance for Orphans, we are promoting Orphan Sunday this coming November 4th.

In honor of Orphan Sunday, we are asking you to join us on November 5th for 24 hours of dedicated prayer for all of the churches, children, and communities who are a part of our ministry.

When you sign-up to pray, we’ll send you a list of ways you can pray for our church partners and the orphaned and vulnerable children in their care.  At the heart of our desire to pray is that all would understand the Fatherhood of God.

Through Orphan Sunday, we will honor and pray for adoption, foster care, and global orphan care.  Both here in the US and internationally, the growing passion for adoption within the church is exciting.  Yet at the same time, the number of orphaned and abandoned children in need of care is still great.  We are so grateful to our church partners around the world who are committed to caring for children in their communities and reflecting the love of Christ and the hope of the Gospel to all.

Please join us in supporting and honoring our church partners by participating in our 24 hours of prayer on November 5, 2012.  Sign-up to pray

And, please help us spread the word! Once you sign up, it’s easy to send an email or post on Facebook or Twitter.

We thank you for your partnership in ministry and in prayer.

“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”  Ephesians 1:15-19



On Understanding Orphan Statistics

See below for link to original article authored by Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). World Orphans proudly partners with Christian Alliance for Orphans, as they seek to answer the call to care by inspiring and equipping the church and the world to act.

This recently published communication provides updated statistics and foundation, as well as insightful explanation for approaching orphan care with competing priorities and sometimes complicating issues.

Their philosophy closely aligns with ours, and they have done well to describe both the big picture and practical ways to approach orphan care, even as an individual, with the last bullet point:

Number of caring adults it takes to make a life-long difference for an orphan:  1

We think you'll want to read further [click image below]...



Summit VI Orphan Conference Recap

For the last six years the Christian Alliance for Orphans has organized an annual Summit where orphan ministry leaders, pastors and grassroot advocates come together to learn about best practices in orphan care and encourage each other. Over 1,000 people gathered at Grace Church in Minneapolis to be encouraged and educated on the ways we can work together as a Christian community to care for orphans.

Seven World Orphans staff members attended and had the privilege of talking with all those who stopped by our booth (if you were one of them, thanks for coming by).

Much of the conference was "live-blogged" by CAFO and you can get some great highlights here:

John Piper closed it out with this benediction on Friday evening: