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10 things you can do

This list is taken from Hope for Orphans

10 Ways Every Christian can care for the Orphan and Waiting Child

1. Pray for them
  • Organize a prayer vigil at you church and pray for children in foster care or in an orphanage overseas

2. Speak up for them
  • Carry a waiting child's picture and show it to other believers. Ask if they, or someone they know, would give this child a home
  • Become a court-appointed special advocate for a child in foster care. Visit NationalCASA.org for details

3. Provide for their needs
  • Give sacrificially to a reputable orphanage. Financial gifts can be designated for specific items and aid needed by orphans. Visit HelpOrphans.org for more information.

4. Support those who support them
  • Mow, babysit or organize meals for a week for foster parents. Pray with them and tell them you appreciate what they do.
  • Encourage a family adopting an older child by hosting a shower for them.

5. Protect them from harm
  • Become a foster parent or emergency foster parent.
  • Raise money to build a children's home to help remove children from the streets. Visit WorldOrphans.org for details.

6. Visit them where they are
  • Take dinner to a foster group-home on a regular basis.

7. Give sacrificially to them
  • Support reputable orphan care organizations on an ongoing basis.

8. Encourage them to press on
  • Sponsor a child, support them financially, and encourage them through your letters. Visit VisionTrust.org to learn more.
  • Become a mentor or tutor to a teenager in a foster group-home.

9. Adopt them into your family
  • Give a child a home through international, domestic, or foster care adoption.
  • Adopt a young adult who has aged out of the foster care system.

10. Mobilize your church for them
  • Be a catalyst on your church for starting a sustained orphan's ministry. Visit HopeForOrphans.org for resources and to learn more about Your Church and the Orphan Workshop.

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