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Day #7:: Orphans

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27 (NIV)

 

ARTISANS: “Listen to the Heartbeat” – Aimee Gonzaga & Ben Price [Newsong Irvine | 11.07.2010] from Newsong Church on Vimeo.

God cares deeply for orphans…

We see this not only in the new testament in Jesus’ teachings, but also in the Old testamant. God has called us to visit with those that are orphaned, “episkeptomai” in the greek, as He episkeptmai with us with Jesus. Christ did not have brief chat with mankind. His visit was a direct, personal interaction with mankind.

In the US (in 2004) there were 2.9 orphans. Today there are estimated over 143 million orphans in the world. That is enough children to go three times around the world at the equator.  – OrphansHope.org

 Today’s GOODxmas call to action is to find a local foster care agency or international orphanage that you can send a gift or meet a need. Really feeling the heart of God for the orphaned? See how you can be more regularly involved in the life {lives} of children in the foster care (local) or orphanage (global) – start building a relationship with them – GET INVESTED!

I could point to alot of resources around me if you need help with this. Here’s a link to my church’s website (Newsong) that focuses on helping the orphaned.  If you want our need more specific help you can email me at shannon{dot}overpeck at gmail {dot} com.

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Hungry Stomachs In Our Schools

At Tallula's Tearooms, Brighton, England.
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The alarming results show that 1 in 6 Americans is still food insecure and now more than 50 million Americans. This includes 1 in 4 children.Feeding America

GIVE UP YOUR BREAKFAST TODAY…

and reflect on all the local kids that go to school hungry everyday. Ask your local public school if they have a program that provides breakfast for kids from low income families and how you can help. Or visit FeedAmerica.org to find out ways you can help.

Take it to the level – give up your breakfast for the whole week!

“Whoever embraces one of these children as I do embraces me, and far more than me—God who sent me.” – Matthew 9:37

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