You can’t do everything.
It’s a simple truth, but it’s hard to accept. You alone can’t solve the whole orphan crisis, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help make a difference in a child’s life. We have a staff devotion time each week at the Show Hope office. During a devotion time last month, the speaker encouraged each member of the staff to only do what God has called them to do.
God has not called you do everything. But God has called you to do something.
Maybe one of these four things is your something.
Drink Coffee At Home
It seems silly, we know. But this will add up. Let’s say, on the low end, you spend $2.50 on a cup of coffee four times a week. If you commit to saving that money instead, you’ve just saved enough to impact the life of a child by becoming a monthly Show Hope sponsor.
When you do that, you help children in our Care Centers in China continue to receive the loving, attentive medical care they so desperately need.
And all it takes is a few cups of coffee a week.
Commit To Daily Prayer
We believe that prayer matters. That’s why we do monthly prayer focuses for children under our care. We don’t just pray because we are supposed to. We pray because we believe in a God who listens and answers.
If you’re unsure of what to pray for, we’d love to help you out. You can sign up for our monthly prayer list to stay up-to-date with prayer needs for waiting children in China.
Research The Needs Of Your Local Foster Care Providers
The orphan crisis also exists in America. Hundreds of thousands of children are living without the security of a family right here. Most likely, there are many children in the foster care system in your home town.
Research your local foster care providers to see what you can do to care for these children.
Tell Others About The Orphan Crisis
How will they care if they do not know? Many people go their entire lives without knowing the orphan crisis exists. Bring it up. Share it. Help compel your community to action—there are so many ways to help!
Be a voice for those who often go unheard by advocating on their behalf. Inform those around you, and then get involved in the movement!