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Entries in advocating (2)


Let's do this!

I was recently reading one of our "lifesong family's" blog and came across this great post which talks about how we are all called to care for the fatherless... ALL of us.  That's some scary terminology right there... "ALL".  It doesn't leave much space for translation, does it.  But here's the reality.  God tells us specifically that...

Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we MUST care for orphans and widows in their troubles...

side note: this is NLT... i chose it cause it sounds the most urgent :) ...and rightly so!

Wow.  Now, I know we use this verse a lot in the orphan care scene, but stop. and really think about what that means?  Obviously we can't all adopt, but we can ALL come up with creative ways to advocate for orphans.  Brothers and sisters, it is what we as Christians are CALLED to do!  It is the purest form of our faith.  If we as Christian's don't rise up and change the way the world cares for its orphans... who will?  Boy, that's a scary thought, isn't it?

But how do we go about finding ways to advocate for orphans?  We do it through collaboration... through working as the body of Christ was designed to work.  We do it together.

In fact, (wink, wink) I even have something you can do now!  It doesn't involve thousands of dollars or a lifelong commitment to parent a child.  It doesn't even involve any planning or a lot of time!

Here's what you do... share with us your ideas.  Leave a comment... maybe about a ministry your church is involved in... or a family you helped support financially to adopt.  Maybe you have this aMAZing idea that has been just waiting to get out and be put in action.  Here's your chance!  Let's inspire each other to rise up on behalf of orphans!


Advocating in action... | India Vision Trip

Gary and Marla Ringger with children at Chitty Memorial Home
Our Lifesong-India Vision Team recently returned from a VisionTrip where the purpose was to meet with our indigenous Lifesong staff and strategize on how to improve & grow our Orphan Care work was a fantastic trip!

I plan on highlighting different aspects of the trip over the next few days...

One of the tender moments was when the young girls were having fun playing games with Marla Ringger @ Jyothi Nivas children's special little girl asked Marla to pray over her day at school, her life, etc - it was special!

 As we look at these pictures, I can't help but to think "...isn't this so much more meaningful than playing golf or laying out on the beach year round?" 

God blessed us, so that we may bless others...


this little girl asked Marla to pray over her - tender moment