Every Orphan’s Hope

Jesus replied:“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-39

Loving God and loving our neighbor – what does that look like in the practical?  It could look like adoption or foster care, but what if one is not called to bring children into their home?  And what about orphans that are not adoptable?

Global orphan care – caring for orphans around the world in ways other than adoption or foster care – is one way that everyone can care for orphans. There are ways to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with orphans that anyone can  do from the youngest Sunday School student to the most senior of senior citizens in our congregations.

From child sponsorship to providing wells for clean water, from teaching micro-enterprise opportunities to training and education – caring for orphans is as easy as supporting the countless Christian ministries that are on the ground around the world already being the hands and feet of Jesus.

One of these ministries is Every Orphan’s Hope based in Zambia.  Their ministry includes My Father’s House which truly fulfills James 1:27 by bringing together orphans in a family setting with a widow mom from a local church.  The children’s needs are met through EOH’s child sponsorship program where 100% of the funds go directly to the care of the sponsored child.  The children also participate in a summer Bible camp and short term missions trips bring sponsors to Zambia to meet their sponsored child.

Gary Schneider, Founder and President of Every Orphan’s Hope is also the catalyst for Orphan Sunday.  Orphan Sunday began in a church in Zambia when a Zambian pastor called his church to care for orphans in their community.  Schneider was visiting the church that day and was moved by the pastor’s passion and the people’s generous response.  God compelled him to bring the idea of Orphan Sunday back to the United States to inspire churches to join together on One Day – With One Voice – For One Purpose:  to advocate for orphans around the world.  This is pure and faultless religion – loving God and our neighbor.

To learn more about Every Orphan’s Hope and Orphan Sunday follow the links above.  To find a list of additional reputable orphan ministries to help you help orphans visit the Christian Alliance For Orphans‘ website.