“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” ~ James 1:27 (ESV)
First of all, let me start this post by saying we really hate showing pictures; however, we also know people associate better through visual interaction. Having said that, we share these pictures not to stir emotion, but challenge us into action. We recently have engaged with the care of 5 widows and 14 orphans in the country of Kenya. Currently, the widows have their own biological children and grandchildren they care for, as well as several orphans. The cost to provide these women and children daily food is roughly $300 per month, or $0.50 per day, per person. I know my grocery bill for a family of 5, including 3 teenagers, is at least that much bi-monthly. Currently, Pastor Lawrence (pictured with James below), assist with the care of these widows & orphans. He raises barely enough to provide a single meal per day for each. Many days, he goes without himself to insure they are provided for.
We have partnered with Pastor Lawrence in other endeavors since 2005. James was in Uganda & Kenya last year, December 2010, providing leadership training to pastors and ministers. We are standing with him not only in caring for these, but in spiritual and ministry oversight as well. Please pray for these women and children in their affliction, and consider supporting them in their daily fight for survival. As we are endeavoring to care for them physically, we are providing spiritual enrichment as well. Visit our Donate page to give now, or Contact us if you would like more information concerning this effort.