8 Ways to Pray for Orphans

Carole Towriss International Adoption, Orphan Care 1 Comment

At lunch yesterday we joked about the silly questions my kids are sometimes asked about being adopted. “Is he your adopted brother?” Dara: “He’s my brother.” “Do you speak Kazakh?” My favorite was, “Are you gonna tell them?” Well, the girls are Central Asian, so… But in the midst of Christmas tree lights, brightly wrapped presents, and dinners with way too …

Defend the Fatherless, part 3

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David Platt said, “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” Orphans face incredible life challenges. Orphans are more vulnerable to slave labor, suicide, violence, homelessness, lack of education, …

The Sparrow, the Robin and Two Trillion Galaxies

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Yesterday NASA announced they’d been wrong for decades. There aren’t 200 billion galaxies in the universe. There are more like 2 trillion. In the mid-1990s, astronomers arrived at the 200 billion figure with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Recently, however, a University of Nottingham team led by Christopher Conselice took another look. They concluded that more than 90 percent of …