Let’s Add Our Prayers to Orphan Sunday 2017
November 10, 2017
This year a unified effort by Christians and Jews in more than 80 nations is calling for a weekend of prayer for vulnerable children. Prayers begin tonight, November 10, in the observance of Orphan Shabbat, continuing through the Sunday, November 12 Orphan Sunday observances.
Orphan Sunday is in its 15th year as an initiative that calls Christians to pray and respond to the Scriptural call to care for orphans and other children living without a family. Joining them for the first time this year is a recently launched complimentary expression, Orphan Shabbat. Both initiatives anticipate the participation of thousands of churches, synagogues and messianic congregations across the globe.
Click here to see what churches around the world are doing to observe this special weekend, and here to see how synagogues are participating.
Let's join our hearts with theirs in prayer to see children reunited with their families or placed in loving forever families!
Unadoptable? Not to Everyone!
October 30, 2017
When Kristina’s parents saw that she was born with Down Syndrome, they immediately abandoned her. So, on her birthday, Kristina lost the most precious gift a child could have—a family.
She retreated within herself, not communicating with anyone. She even closed her eyes while being fed. She didn’t try—or was unable to—connect with those around her.
But when she was a year old, Kristina was selected for the One Church–One Child program. For more than a year, “her” church prayed for her. And a family from that church decided to adopt her! She no longer closes her eyes while she’s being fed, and even smiled for the FIRST time! She has bonded well with her new parents and six siblings, three of whom are also adopted. Praise God that Kristina’s story is a testament to the power of prayer, the strength of love, and the effectiveness of programs like One Church–One Child. Won’t you pray that more such programs will continue to flourish in Ukraine, touching more little ones with the love only God and a loving family can give?
Please Pray Milana Home!
October 10, 2017
Little one-and-a-half year old Milana lives a Ukrainian orphanage. Her basic needs are met, but she has no one to truly care for her.
Thankfully Milana’s life is about to change. A Christian couple, Alexander and Yana, prayed many years for a child. When they visited an orphanage in Alexandria, Ukraine they met Milana, who looks like she could be their own biological child! They knew immediately she would one day be their daughter.
And the connection between them is visible. Even as Milana runs around and plays with other children, she doesn’t take her eyes off Alexander and Yana. She loves to grab Yana by the hand and twirl around like a little ballerina.
Legally, Alexander and Yana must provide Milana with a furnished bedroom to complete her adoption, as well as pay for some medical expenses. Please pray that God would provide the money needed to finalize Milana’s adoption! Your prayers could be the link that provides Milana with a loving forever family.