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Widows & Orphans

The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Gal. 6:2, 9; Jer. 49:11; Deut. 10:18; Zech. 7:9-10; Prov. 31:8-9; Acts 6:1-3; Acts 9:36-9; 1 Tim. 5:9-10


  • In many countries widows are denied basic rights, suffer physical/verbal abuse, shame, poverty, and sometimes death.

    “In some parts of eastern DRC, around 50% of women are widows.”

    — “International Widows’ Day: Background.” 23 Jun. 2011. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.

  • Every two seconds, a child becomes an orphan.

    — “Statistics on Abandoned Children.” 2014. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.


On Nov 22nd 2014 Karen Carlson wrote:

If you are considering adoption, this is a MUST READ! Financial help is available! Lots of resources on this site.

On Nov 20th 2014 Karen Carlson wrote:

EXCELLENT book: Orphan Justice by Johnny Carr


These links may change occasionally to make room for more current or relevant information.

"Protecting Mongolia Parent-less Children"
DRC adoption

Personal website of one family's ongoing story of adoption

Ministries And Organizations Who Are Making a Difference

I am not personally involved in all the ministries and organizations listed below. I am merely listing known possibilities within a limited framework of credentials. Please do your own research.

Bethany Christian Services

"... a global nonprofit family preservation and child welfare organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. "

Christian Alliance for Children in Zambia

"To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by bringing orphans and abandoned children into secure families, schools, and communities"

Christian Alliance for Orphans

Excellent resources and foundation for wholistic orphan care

New Hope Uganda

"Bringing the Fatherhood of God to the fatherless"...multi-ministry approach

World Orphans

Great resource for what orphan care looks like in a practical way and how to get involved from where you are.