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October 20, 2017

See What Happened to Natasha After Life in the Orphanage | Mission Moment

Your support helps change the lives of orphans around the world. Whether through adoption funding or orphan care, lives–like Natasha’s–are being transformed by the Gospel. Here is her story. MEET NATASHA Natasha and her 8 siblings were left at an orphanage when they were very young. As a result, they grew up understanding very little about what it was like to live in a Christian family. During her time in the orphanage, Christian workers and volunteers invested their time and attention in Natasha–introducing her to the Bible and showing her the love of Christ. Through the mentoring of the Lifesong Ukraine team, she found Christ and a purpose for her life. Now, she is using her experiences to serve at-risk single mothers with the love of Jesus. “I know what it is like to be an orphan as I went through the system and understand the void they have. God has been preparing me since my … Continue reading

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October 11, 2017

What Is the Value of a Girl?

We live in a world that does not value girls. Every day the world pumps out conflicting messages en masse. On one hand, it argues vehemently that a woman should have the right to earn equal pay and the right to do whatever she wants with her body. At the same time, relentless print and media ads framed as self-improvement or entertainment pieces remind a girl that she is lacking–that how she looks and who she is will never be enough. Over hundreds of years we have honed a script where adolescent girls and young women are given an extremely narrow role: Please people. So that when culture prizes women on the basis of sexual attractiveness or proposes the concept of a post-gender society, girls and women fall in line, accepting it as a form of female empowerment instead of what it is–slavery to a worldly system that does not factor in the truth of God. Bottom line: Girls … Continue reading

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November 16, 2016

Your Invitation to Prevent Orphans | Ann Voskamp

On May 6, 2015, I called an adoption agency for the very first time. Somehow my family and I believed that true religion is about caring for the widow and the orphan, and we wanted to break out of whatever box we were in. And somehow we wanted to be about the upside down kingdom come. Our little one has been home from China with us since April 22nd of this year. She was found at less than 4 pounds Found in the long grass beside a river flowing south. Found at maybe 4 days old. In April, I stood in China at that grass finding place, sat at the police station where she was brought when she was found, stood in the orphanage where she slept with 800 other abandoned children. And I ached for coming late. I have traveled the world over with Compassion International and have seen the most … Continue reading

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