Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Mission of Mission 1:27

Wow, it's been a while since my last post. Time has slipped by, with not much happening on the adoption front. We are in the waiting game, before the REAL waiting has even started. We are waiting for our psychologist to finish up his reports before we can start our homestudy. So today I want to write a little bit about Mission 1:27, the ministry birthed in our hearts for the orphans of the world. As my husband and I started on our adoption journey, our hearts were broken by the great need in our world and by the lack of churches and Christians reaching out to meet these needs.  In our research for adoption we discovered there are 147 million orphans around the world, and millions more children who live in complete poverty, with barely one meal a day. The more we researched, the more we found misionaries and ministries in the Assemblies of God reaching children around the world, but needing funds for many of the projects. Projects such as: feeding hundreds of children, providing winter coats for those with none, giving scholarships for children to go to school or providing funds for medical needs for children who cannot afford medical care.  There are many churches and people who would be willing to help with these projects if they only knew the desperate needs. We also discovered that many people in the Assemblies of God would be interested in adopting, but our Fellowship has no formal place to find information on adoption. From this discovery, along with lots of prayer and discussion with several others in our church, an idea was formed in our hearts. We call it Mission 1:27, based on the Scripture James 1:27.

Our mission is twofold: to encourage churches or individuals to become involved with orphan care ministry by partnering with our missionaries throughout the world to reach the children in need and also to provide adoption information and resources for those interested in adoption.

God cares for the children of the world. He sees their hunger and feels their pain. He wants us to do the same. God has blessed us for more than our own pleasure. He has blessed us so we can use our resources to help others. So think about it and do something to help. Start an orphan care ministry in your church. Adopt a child through Latin American Child Care. (It's only about $30 per month!)  Give to Mission 1:27. Do something to change this world. Show God's love by changing a child's life. If you want more information on Mission 1:27, please contact me or my husband at We have a passion and a desire to help children throughout the world through this ministry, but we need your help.

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