We believe God calls us to care for orphans and those who cannot care for themselves. But “when” and “how” aren’t always as clear.
Here are 4 ways you can impact the life of a child in need today—
1. Sponsor a child.
Christian-based child sponsorship has incredible potential to change a child’s entire life and eternal future. By sponsoring a child, you have the opportunity to help someone overcome poverty–which in turn can save future generations the heartache of family disruption and other devastating loss. Better still, with Christian programs, children are taught the truth about God and the fact that Jesus loves them. Many monthly sponsorship programs cost the equivalent of a trip out to dinner with the family, yet the long-term benefits are enormous. Learn more.
2. Take a foster care class.
If you want to get involved in the foster care community, this is the best place to begin. The scariest part of fostering is the unknown–which is essentially all of it before taking the first step. Consider this: Taking foster care classes doesn’t commit you to anything. But this is the best place to start so that you can decide whether or not it’s right for you. Go online and research local foster care licensing classes and sign up for one in your area. Learn more from The Forgotten Initiative, our foster care ministry.
3. Begin the adoption process.
Adoption isn’t for everyone, but it is for some. Is it time to take the first step toward bringing a child into your family? If so, let us know and we will do whatever we can to encourage you along the way. Start here for more information.
4. Commit to pray daily.
Agreeing to pray about a need can feel like a passive response instead of doing something about it, yet the Bible communicates that prayer is the most important thing we can do. The only time prayer becomes apathetic is if we promise to pray and then never follow through. Praying daily is an awesome actionable item to add to your list. You are invited to join us in our Facebook group each morning where we share requests on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. Thank you, in advance, for taking these needs to God on their behalf.
When you give to Lifesong, you help support 8,362 children in 13 countries who receive the love of Christ in tangible ways. Thank you for your part in their story.
Take the love of Christ where it is needed.