Saturday, November 7, 2009

Orphan Sunday

Every 15 seconds another child becomes an orphan in Africa.
Every day 5,760 more children become orphans.
Every year 2,102,400 more children become orphans in Africa alone.
In Ukraine and Russia 10-15% of children who age out of the system commit suicide before age 18.
60% of the girls are lured into prostitution.
70% of the boys become hardened criminals.
Many of these children accept job offers that result in their being sold as slaves.


Proverbs 24:12
Once our eyes have been opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act.


Bridget said...

Well I am sooo ready to step up. I know God is calling us to parent more than our own birth given children, now itis time. I ask all to pray for us so that His message is clear. Thank you Traci and Scott for your drive, heart, and loyalty to Gods children. I... we are praying for your next adventure and love being a part of what is happening.

Cindy said...

Yes, We are with you, too!! Thank you for your encouragement and helping us to see that God was calling us right now not later!! Thank you for speaking the truth in love and being the voice God used to affirm our former convictions!!!