An estimated 147 million orphans live worldwide.
Every 14 seconds an AIDS death leaves another child orphaned.
Approximately 88 million orphans live in Asia.
Approximately 45 million orphans live in Africa.
Approximately 14 million orphans live in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Approximately 1 million children live in public care in Central and Eastern Europe.
More than 800,000 children pass through America’s foster care system each year.
These statistics do not even include the UNKNOWN children living orphaned both here and abroad that go uncounted, unnoticed and unloved. *
May God so soak us with the Word of God that His Spirit leads us into a life that is truly worthy of the Gospel we so easily confess. Our lives for the Gospel. Oh Lord, grant it. Extravagant, selfless LOVE. Let us not be fooled- let me not be fooled and deceived by the wealth, luxury, and cares of this world that surround us. Grant us eyes that see past and hearts that long much deeper to the riches that are found solely in you. I don’t want to be soaking in more for myself when you come back. I want to be loving, like you. I want to be serving, like you. I want to be spent for the gospel. Spent for the oppressed. Spent for you.
*statistics taken from 147 Million Orphans