A Christian Response
“Who is better placed to care for the orphans and widows? Who better to bring hope to the hopeless?” – Rich Stearns, President, World Vision
Mandate of the Church
“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27) James gives us an inspired definition of pure religion, which means that the work of caring for orphans and widows must be done by each of us. The term “visit” carries with it the idea of ministering to their needs, which means that all of us have something we can do. We must discharge our individual responsibilities and keep ourselves unspotted from the world. – Fred E. Dennis and Marietta, Ohio “The Fatherless and the Widows”
What you can do….
While we cannot take care of every widow and orphan in the world, we can definitely do our bit in our own small way. Here are just a few of the things you can do:
- For wisdom and God’s care on the widows, their caregivers/facilitators, and orphans.
- For God’s provision to ensure the successful accomplishment of their economic and spiritual goals
- For protection and the grace to remain true witnesses for the lord in the midst of persecution.
- For appropriate government action (enactment of policies) to protect this vulnerable group.
* Commit to Action
By partnering with us to empower widows and (by extension) orphans and by volunteering to work with us to facilitate the journey to economic empowerment.
Areas in need of volunteers include:
i. Teaching in the elementary schools where the orphans are schooling.
ii. Teaching Sunday school teachers on the appropriate methodologies to reach children.
ii. Working with widows on rudimentary business and financial management skills.
If you feel called to do this, please get in touch with us for more information on areas you feel called to volunteer.