Just outside your door are millions of orphans. Between 100 million and 200 million orphans are estimated worldwide. They remain statistics. Nameless. Faceless.
The first Sunday of each November is Orphan Sunday. On this day each year, Christians around the world stand together on behalf of orphans. We take a day to remember our call to defend the fatherless, to care for the child who has no family and to visit orphans in their distress. Adoption, Foster Care and Global Orphan Ministry are the focus of Orphan Sunday. While Orphan’s Tree does not participate in adoption, we provide training, support and encouragement to Russian teenage orphans. These young adults are alone and, without help, they face lives of prostitution, crime and homelessness.
Orphans in Russia are required to leave their orphanages at age 15 or 16. Orphan’s Tree’s heart and vision is to support and encourage older orphans who are not equipped for independent living. The majority of young adults are hurting and have been scarred by their biological family and/or orphanage experience. For them, our services of practical life skills and teaching, combined with faith, provides hope. We are planting seeds of unconditional love and acceptance through our staff and volunteers.
Our programs broadly fall into the following:
- Young Families
- Job Preparation and Placement
- Life Skills
- Servant Leadership
- Medical & Dental support
Did you wonder on Orphan Sunday how you could get involved? You can make a difference in the life of a Russian orphan through a variety of ministry and volunteer opportunities! Please contact us if you are looking for a way to make a difference in the life of an orphan.
“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.” Isaiah 1:17