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At Last, Philip Knows a Father’s Love

At Last, Philip Knows a Father’s Love

April 13, 2017

Shortly after Philip was born in Jalirpar Gopalgonj (a southern region of Bangladesh), Philip’s father left for India, deserting his wife and son.

Philip’s mother managed to put food on the table by working in a local steel mill. But, sadly, in 2006 she died in a work accident. An uncle graciously took Philip in for a short time, but didn’t have enough resources to care for him long-term. In 2007 this uncle contacted Bangladesh Without Orphans (BWO) to find a new home for Philip. Thanks to the BWO foster care program, Philip now lives with a loving mother and father. He also has nine brothers who were all orphans before joining this amazing foster family! He is 11 years old and is in the sixth grade.

Praise God that Philip is thriving in his new family! Please pray that he will continue to do well and will soon come to know and love his Heavenly Father.

A Servant’s Heart, Even at Age Seven

A Servant’s Heart, Even at Age Seven

March 30, 2017

Seven-year-old Jinia was born in the Southeast tribal area of Bangladesh. When she was still tiny, her mother died of cancer and her father remarried. Unfortunately, Jinia’s father and his new wife did not want to continue caring for Jinia, so she lived for several years with a local neighbor.

In 2015, this neighbor contacted Bangladesh Without Orphans (BWO) saying he could no longer care for Jinia due to economic hardship. At that time, Jinia entered BWO’s foster home project and was placed with a loving, Christian family.

Now Jinia is living with a foster mother and father and seven sisters! She started school last year, can read, and wants to be a doctor when she grows up, hoping to serve many people. She loves the color pink, singing and playing games with her sisters. Praise God with us that through the BWO foster care project, Jinia is growing up in a Christian family environment with proper care and unconditional love from her parents!

Hopeless? Not in God’s vocabulary!

Hopeless? Not in God’s vocabulary!

March 17, 2017

In Romania, hundreds of children are abandoned in hospitals or left to the care of the state. There are a myriad of factors that contribute to the vulnerability of children and families, including challenging economic conditions, alcohol, and drug abuse. However, these trends are changing! Our partner, the Romania Without Orphans (RoWO) movement, has been leading the way to a world without orphans since 2013. Their awareness-raising events frequently result in orphans finding loving Christian families in their home countries, as Cristi’s story demonstrates. 

Pain and loss are no strangers to four-month-old Cristi. He was born with a severe leg abnormality that causes his knees to bend backwards. His biological parents, when they  realized they couldn’t deal with the lifetime of medical treatment Cristi would need, abandoned him at the hospital. Because of his health condition, there was little hope Cristi would be adopted.

Recently a RoWO spokesman traveled through Bucharest, highlighting the Romanian national orphan crisis and advocating adoption and family-based care. His report particularly moved members of one church—especially the pastor, Marius.

After the same RoWO spokesman met Cristi, he called Marius to ask for prayer that this little boy would be adopted. As Marius and his family prayed, God continued to touch their hearts. So much so that now Cristi is part of Marius’ family! In addition to two loving parents Cristi also has three siblings

But, the story of Marius and Cristi isn’t over. Cristi’s adoption so motivated Marius that he is now an adoption advocate in Bucharest. Praise God that in addition to Cristi finding a true home, through Romania Without Orphans, pastors like Marius—and your prayers—orphans in Romania can dare to hope for a forever family!

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At the present time, 153 million children in our world are orphans. If these children were counted as a single nation, they would compose the seventh largest nation on earth. Join us in praying that God provides a home for each of these precious little ones who long for a loving family!  

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Shortly after Philip was born in Jalirpar Gopalgonj (a southern region of Bangladesh), Philip’s father left for India, deserting his wife and son. Philip’s mother managed...Posted on April 13, 2017
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