Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Global Orphan Crisis

The average orphan spends about ten years in an orphanage or foster care. And those are the lucky ones. Others spend their lives abandoned with no one to care for them. Many end up as child-slaves. Whether in orphanages or abandoned, many orphans are exploited, abused, hungry and lonely. This is the plight of orphans in today’s world. And it cannot be ignored.

The Global Orphan Crisis, be the solution—change your world by Diane Lynn Elliot (Moody Publishers) divulges the atrocious dilemma that hundreds of thousands of children find themselves in—simply because they don’t have parents. 

Read my full review of this book in The Examiner here. It will also appear in Assist News Service

Many organizations are doing their part to help today's orphans. Orphans First is one of them. Orphans First provides shelter, education, medical care, love and Christ-centered investment to impoverished children throughout the world. Enjoy some pictures of the children in the Orphans First programs below. And find out more here.

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Harvest Crusade 2013

Harvest Crusade 2013 kicked off yesterday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim and was a huge success. Reportedly, hundreds of people gave their hearts to Christ for the first time, and others who'd already done this before, rededicated their lives. But that's not all. Harvest Crusade continues tonight -- and you can watch it in multiple locations or online. 

Read my full review of Harvest Crusade 2013 in The San Diego Christian Perspectives Examiner here

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Not Today, India's dark secret & Orphans First

Every day, thousands of children are sold into slavery because their parents are so poor, they cannot feed them. Every day, innocent children are made into prostitutes with no choice of their own. They have no choice. But we have a choice -- to help them or just bury our heads in the sand and pretend they don't exist.

Orphans First provides homes, education, Christian love and much more to vulnerable, impoverished children who might otherwise find themselves exploited and taken into slavery. We have 3 homes in India -- homes filled with laughter -- homes where the children are well-fed and healthy.

Not Today is a movie (just released in DVD) which tells the story of a young man, Caden, who finds himself caught face-to-face with the plight of India's Dalit children. It is the story of Annika, sold by her father. And it is (inadvertently) the story of what our children at Orphans First have been rescued from.

Read my full review of Not Today in The Christian Perspectives Examiner here. It will also appear in Assist News Service.

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © August 2013