The average orphan spends about ten years in an orphanage or foster care. And those are the lucky ones. Others spend their lives abandoned with no one to care for them. Many end up as child-slaves. Whether in orphanages or abandoned, many orphans are exploited, abused, hungry and lonely. This is the plight of orphans in today’s world. And it cannot be ignored.
The Global Orphan Crisis, be the solution—change your world by Diane Lynn Elliot (Moody Publishers) divulges the atrocious dilemma that hundreds of thousands of children find themselves in—simply because they don’t have parents.
Drawing from Scripture, facts and statistics, and using real-life illustrations, Elliot examines the scenarios these vulnerable children find themselves in. But more than just talking about the problem, she points to practical solutions – big and small. Everyone can do something if they want to. Thus, she offers a variety of ways people can get involved and impact the global orphan crisis in a positive way – inspiration to become the solution.
But, be warned, this book is convicting. And getting involved with vulnerable children is messy. It’s also worth every drop of sweat and tears it takes. It’s life-changing both to the giver and the children who benefit from the giving. It is God’s heart.
The Global Orphan Crisis is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to bring change to a messed-up world. Imagine what could happen if every pastor and Christian leader read this book. (Or if Christians in general read it for that matter.)
Find more info on The Global Orphan Crisis here.
There are many organizations providing shelter, education, food and love for global orphans. Orphans First is one of them. Orphans First has three children’s homes in India and several children’s programs in various countries. Find out more info here: www.orphansfirst.org.
There are also many local orphans who need homes. They dream of belonging to a family. Find out about the waiting orphans in San Diego county here.
A similar version of this story will also appear in Assist News Service.
Janey DeMeo M.A.
Copyright © August 2013