10 Ways Every Christian Can Care For An Orphan

PRAY for them. Tape a waiting child’s picture to your dashboard and pray for the child every time you’re in a car. Organize an evening prayer vigil at your church and pray for children in foster care or an orphanage overseas.

SPEAK up for them. Carry a waiting child’s picture and show it to other believers. Ask if they, or someone they know, would give this child a home. Become a court appointed special advocate for a child. NationalCASA.org

PROVIDE for their needs. Give sacrificially to Orphan ministry. Financial gifts can be designated for specific items and aid needed by orphans. Organize a drive in your church to collect school supplies for children in foster care or shoes or pajamas for international orphans.

SUPPORT those who support them. Mow, baby sit, or organize meals for a week for foster parents. Pray with them and tell them you appreciate what they do. Encourage a family adopting an older child by hosting a shower for them.

PROTECT them from harm. Become a foster parent or emergency foster parent.

VISIT them where they are. Go on a mission trip to an orphanage as an individual or family. Take dinner to a foster group-home on a regular basis.

GIVE sacrificially to them. Support reputable orphan care organizations on a regular basis. Contribute generously to an adoptive family to help offset their costs. Help with fundraisers in your area to raise money for orphans.  Give to Sparrow International… click here.

ENCOURAGE them to press on. Sponsor a child, support them financially, and encourage them through your letters. Become a Padrino or Padrina for an orphan. Become a mentor or tutor to a teenager in a foster group-home.

ADOPT them into your family. Give a child a home through international, domestic, or foster care adoption. Adopt a young adult who has aged out of the system.

MOBILIZE your church for them. Be a catalyst in your church for starting a orphan ministry.