God designed the family as the place for children to be protected, nurtured, and to learn about him. Yet there are 200 million children worldwide, with no mother or father able to care for them. In the United States alone, almost 500,000 children are in foster care.
Here is the big lie that many Christians believe:
“There is little to nothing I can do in the face of such a big problem.”
But there are very tangible opportunities to have a powerful impact as we care for those without mothers and fathers. There are more Christians in the world than the population of China and India combined. The church, when mobilized, has the potential to reach almost every orphan with the love of Christ. That is the vision of Hope for Orphans.
We want to extend a special invitation to you this week—to be a big part of what God is doing through Hope for Orphans domestically and internationally as we seek to care for orphans together.
We’re excited to share that generous supporter has offered up to a $50,000 matching grant!
From June 12 through July 12, the reach of your gift will be doubled, up to $50,000. This additional funding will fuel many of our orphan care initiatives, including our two biggest goals this year: developing our Project LionHeart curriculum and nurturing local church partnerships in Cuba.
We are developing Project LionHeart because we believe children can become courageous for the fatherless. This curriculum is designed to equip them both now and to catch the vision to become a generation that makes a great impact for years to come. Designed for local churches, Christian schools, and homeschooling co-ops, and families, Project LionHeart will be a 6-part video resource introducing kids to gospel-driven orphan ministry, inspiring children to serve orphans and foster children in significant ways.
Local Church Partnerships in Cuba
Hope for Orphans has had the privilege to get to know churches and Christians in Cuba, where orphans have been almost the exclusive responsibility of the state for the past 50 years. Most pastors in Cuba have never visited an orphanage or intentionally ministered to abandoned or fatherless kids. HFO is taking what we have learned in our 15 years of supporting the local church in the United States to equip the church in Cuba to care for the disabled, the fatherless, and the struggling in their local context. They are in great need of training, resources, and support.
Don’t believe the lie that there’s not much we can do. We believe we are called to be zealous for good works. We are called to be courageous for the fatherless. We are called to action.
We invite you to prayerfully consider joining us this week to help us reach our $50,000 goal. Click here to give today.