Friday, October 22, 2010

Hope for Orphans

Cry of the Orphan

A special message from Show Hope,
Focus on the Family, and FamilyLife

YOU are God's Plan for the Orphan

The United Nations reports that the number of orphans around the world waiting for help is more than 140 million.

This global crisis is present even in the United States where over 120,000 children now wait to be adopted from the foster care system.

But God commands every Christian to act and to care for orphans and we would like you to join us this fall as we serve the orphan.

To help raise awareness of today's orphan crisis, we, along with our friends at Focus on the Family, and Hope for Orphans (a ministry of FamilyLife), worked together to produce Answer the Cry, a special video program hosted by bestselling author Francis Chan. Answer the Cry features musical performances by award winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Mark Schultz. Answer the Cry also addresses ways that every Christian can have an impact on the life of an orphan.

This special program is available to you at no cost--visit to learn more about the video and how you can utilize it for an orphan awareness event in your community. You can help us promote Answer the Cry by sharing this page with your friends!

Will you also consider joining us on Orphan Sunday (November 7) to stand for orphans, to defend the fatherless and care for the least of these? More details on how to get involved are at

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More than 46 million orphans in Africa.
More than 71 million orphans in Asia.
More than 10 million orphans in Latin America.
More than 120,000 orphans in the United States.

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)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Isaiah's Story

From the "Together for Adoption" conference this past weekend.

Isaiah's Story from 31Films on Vimeo.