I use to always say that if every family would just adopt one child we would not have any orphans. Then I found this:
There are 163 million orphans in the world
Did you know that if just 7% of Christians adopted one child, there would be no orphans in the world?
That's just Christians, not including all the other people in the world. So really it would not take very many people.
Here are a few more #'s for you to look at, helps to see the need...
I have a real heart for Zimbabwe so here are their #'s
UNICEF’s latest statistics indicate there are approximately 1.4 million orphans in Zimbabwe and a staggering 1.0 million are AIDS orphans.
Info from this great blog
I live in SC so here are their #'s
I found this info here
The number of children in foster care in each state is much higher - this number only represents those awaiting permanent families. The powerful point illustrated in the chart below is this: with the number of churches in the U.S., why should we have any waiting children in U.S. foster care?
Please click here to see this chart!
Love really is the answer. Love!
I know that it is hard to look at and it's hard to see. But I know for me personally it's easy to put things out of sight and out of mind. I can't be the only one. I love women and I love babies! I believe that with all my heart, we can love both and protect both.
I have not adopted yet, but I hope oh how I hope and pray that within the next few years we can!!
But how can we open our mouths and say do not abort if we will not adopt even one child, or be a foster parent?! How can we say do not abort or love Jesus if we will not love the one next to us and in front of us?! Revival starts with Jesus, who is love, so we must love!
Let's start small. Let's start by loving the ones next to us and forgiving those in our lives up to this day. You may be thinking that's easy for you to say Brittney. But the truth is, it is NOT easy at all for me. I will not go into it all here but please feel free to e-mail me and I will tell you some or all of the things I have had to go through and people I have had, and have, to forgive! Only Jesus can do this in us and it may take time with some and some may come easier. Know that you are not alone!
Then from that place let's reach out to the widow, the orphan, and the sinner, the christian, and the women who is pregnant or has had an abortion.There are lots of ways that we can do this, reach out and love, I will make a post soon with some links or you can Google your area or the area that comes to your heart. Let's challenge one another with Love.There are things in this world that we will not be able to control and that will never change! But we can control who WE love!!
Love, Love, Love is really the answer!!