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August 11, 2017

How to Teach Your Kids to Care for the Fatherless

If we truly believe everybody can do something to care for orphans, this means even our children have something to contribute. But, like most important life lessons, our kids must be taught that caring for the fatherless is an important task and that they have an important role. Here are 3 ways we can teach our sons and daughters to care about orphans and vulnerable children– 1. Study the Bible together. The most powerful words on the subject of caring for people in need are God’s words. It is always most impactful to allow God’s Word to speak for itself. So we should take our children to the Bible–together–to see what it has to say about the fatherless and our responsibility to care for the poor and needy among us. Here are 5 places to start: Psalm 140:12, Proverbs 14:31, Isaiah 1:17, Proverbs 19:17, Jeremiah 5:28. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and … Continue reading

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February 8, 2017

Why “The Least of These” Matter Most

Bible scholars have argued the identity of “the least of these” for decades. Is Matthew 25 referring to the world’s most destitute, or is it instructing believers to care for fellow Christians in need? Either way, both interpretations of “the least of these” have sufficient Biblical support in other passages. Scripture isn’t silent that it is our Christian responsibility to care for fellow believers, and as many as 2,000 verses in the Bible relate to our response to poverty. So for the purpose of this discussion, “the least of these” refers to individuals–believers or otherwise–who need our help. “The least of these” should matter most for 3 reasons– 1. How we treat “the least of these” exposes the true nature of our character. It is easy–even enjoyable–to do good things for people who can return the favor. But doing good to those for whom we will never receive basic gratitude or reciprocal kindness?–this litmus test reveals … Continue reading

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February 1, 2017

Love One: A Month Long Challenge to Love Orphans

February is the month for love. And since love is action, we have an idea. (We need YOUR help!) With the number of orphans worldwide totaling in the millions, it’s hard to imagine that any one person could make a dent in the need. But here’s the truth: If each of us committed to love one child in need, the impact would be enormous. “Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.” –Andy Stanley The good news? It’s easier to change a life than you might think. For instance, every child sponsored through Lifesong receives food, clothing, medical care, and shelter. Additionally, each child is known and loved by teachers and mentors who provide strong Christian training and a quality education to break the cycle of poverty while being cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. For an orphan overseas, this commitment can be the difference between life and death, bondage or … Continue reading

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January 2, 2017

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Show Love to the Fatherless

With a new year comes new opportunities to do things we’ve always wanted to do but never done. If you’re in the habit of writing New Year’s Resolutions, consider adding some or all of these to your list. 1. Sponsor a child. Christian-based child sponsorship has incredible potential to change a child’s entire life and eternal future. By sponsoring a child, you have the opportunity to help someone overcome poverty–which in turn can save future generations the heartache of family disruption and other devastating loss. Better still, with Christian programs, children are taught the truth about God and the fact that Jesus loves them. Many monthly sponsorship programs cost the equivalent of one trip out to dinner with the family, yet the long-term benefits are enormous. Learn more. 2. Take a foster care class. For many of us, our hearts have been stirred for the foster care community but we don’t know where to … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015

7 Ways Your Church Can Serve the Fatherless

We talk a lot about churches serving the fatherless. Sunday School classes discuss it and entire Orphan Sundays are dedicated to the topic. But orphan care shouldn’t just be a ministry option within the church. It should be a mission of the entire body. What does it look like for the church as a whole to serve the fatherless on a regular basis? Here are 7 ideas: 1. Pray. The significance of depending on God for orphan care is that His love–and not our guilt–becomes our greatest motivation. Here at Lifesong, we are always looking for churches and individuals to join our prayer team. Would you consider praying with us? 2. Give. Did you know that one of the greatest (if not the greatest) barrier to families in your church adopting is money? Whether you can only give a little or your church can give a lot, we’d love to serve you through a no … Continue reading

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June 3, 2015

5 Ways Kids Can Care for Orphans

  You and your favorite miniatures have 14 glorious weeks of summer vacation ahead of you. What will you do with it? Why not teach your children to do something with their summer that will make an eternal impact? Specifically, why not encourage your kids to care for orphans? Here are 5 ways they can help: 1. Kids can pray for the fatherless. The most fundamental thing we can teach our children to do for orphans is to pray for them. We have no greater privilege than to talk to God. By teaching our kids to pray for orphans, we establish a habit when they are young and we teach them to pray for the needs of others and not just their own. Click here to join the prayer team and receive monthly requests and praises. 2. Kids can do fun activities that benefit orphan care. Through our 30 Days of Caring … Continue reading

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October 15, 2014

Helping Kids Find Sponsors

Are you looking for a way to practically and tangibly advocate for orphans? Maybe you are an adoptive family who has brought a child into your forever home. Or maybe you have been a child sponsor for YEARS, writing a mailbox full of letters to your special friend across the globe. But maybe you are just someone who has a heart to be a voice for those who do not have a voice for themselves. Will you consider becoming a Child Sponsorship Advocate? There are children around the world who will never be adopted because of various adoption laws or because there is no family to adopt them. But, just because a child isn’t not adoptable, doesn’t mean we can’t help and love and show Jesus to a child in need.  Be an advocate for the friend left behind when you brought your child home…for the kid who see the … Continue reading

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