Help Wanted - Orphan Advocates

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  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Evangelize the lost: Adoption is evangelism at its core…Bringing the mission field home, where children are loved, cared for, and discipled to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Edify the saved: Adoption Fund challenges, encourages, and enables Believers to put their faith in action, by stepping out in faith to adopt (fulfilling God’s commands in scripture). The process also provides an opportunity for couples to develop relationships with other Christians as they seek prayer and financial support. Minister to those in need: There are millions of children waiting for forever families who would like to adopt them, but just can’t because of the financial barrier. By helping to reduce that barrier we are helping to rescue those children who are trapped in the cycle of orphan life. Be a Conscience in the community: As the Church becomes obedient to God’s commands concerning the fatherless, the community will see Jesus Christ is alive and working in the lives of His people to care for those children who can’t care for themselves. “As Christians we are often known for what we are against, but the world doesn’t know what we are for. Jesus said ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” – FamilyLife’s Hope for Orphans (Matt 5:16)
  • Help Wanted - Orphan Advocates

    1. 1. Help Wanted: Advocating for Orphans in different Seasons of Life
    2. 3. How can I make a difference? <ul><li>Spiritual Employment Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you good at? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you enjoy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The vulnerable kids need you! </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. What can an 11 yr old kid do?
    4. 5. Just a little makes a difference!...
    5. 7. www.kidscaring4kids.org
    6. 8. Coffee for a Cause <ul><li>Create shop @ your church </li></ul><ul><li>Naturally conducive to talk orphans </li></ul><ul><li>Think Missionally. Act Intentionally. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.gobena.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://vimeo.com/7673568 </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 9. Adoption Funding Tool <ul><li>Help a WIDOW & ORPHAN! </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative tool to remove financial barrier </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A team fixes up a widow’s home </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renovation provided for free to widow (donated labor & construction materials) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorship donations help fund adoption expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How does this help fund adoptions? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% of donated sponsorships are used for adoption expenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disbursed as Adoption Grant & Adoption Loan (thru Lifesong) </li></ul></ul></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98PD-O97N3I&feature=player_embedded
    8. 10. Zambia Liaison <ul><li>Successful management career: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same “people skills” to mentor, coach, guide and lead team in pharm industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put to work in leading our Lifesong Zambia teachers, director, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar operational, electrical, and mechanical skills in large poultry farm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Put to work in water supply, renovation projects, sanitation & living conditions </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 12. Creating business/employment <ul><li>Talapia farm, banana farms, etc.. </li></ul>
    10. 13. How can I make a difference? <ul><li>Spiritual Employment Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you good at? What do you enjoy? We want you! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, Educators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter-writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship – starting micro-business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical & dental </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building a team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer/IT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photography/videography </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 14. Your Church + Indigenous Church… India Liberia Ethiopia Honduras Ukraine Zambia
    12. 16. 1 st United Church – Gridley, IL <ul><li>mission trip </li></ul><ul><li>letter-writing rel’shp </li></ul><ul><li>engage Sunday school kids </li></ul><ul><li>$40 allowance, $20k+ </li></ul><ul><li>Transport van, desks/chairs, feeding program, curriculum, etc. </li></ul>
    13. 17. Overview… <ul><li>Inviting You!...engaging the Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We firmly believe that the only way we can change kids' lives eternally is by engaging the US church and the indigenous church to come alongside the needs of orphan children. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider 3 year commitment to sponsor/”adopt” one specific orphanage or orphan care initiative (Ukraine, Zambia, India, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yearly Mission Trip </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Team of up to 12-15 people visit an orphan care initiative/facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prime opportunity/synergy – US church, local church, and the children…. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VBS & work projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Letter-writing / Skype interactions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quarterly letter writing to 1 or more specific orphan children you sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype web cam feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financially support CCP ministry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>financially support the indigenous program and mentors (in country staff) that will do the year-round, daily mentoring and discipleship. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 18. What can ONE person really do? <ul><li>If you think you are too small to make a difference, you’ve never spent the night with a mosquito </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kenyan proverb </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t fail to do something, just because you can’t do everything </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 19. 10 Ways to Care for Orphans… <ul><li>www.hopefororphans.org </li></ul>
    16. 20. Pure Religion… who is more blessed?
    17. 21. “ The greatest tragedy in life is not death …but rather a life lived without purpose ” ~ Pastor Emmanuel Jones (Liberia)
    18. 22. Kendall’s Story… <ul><li>The story of KC4K </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKTKxwJM0jY </li></ul>
    19. 23. “ It doesn't take a lot to make a difference” <ul><li>$5 buys shoes </li></ul><ul><li>$10 buys a school uniform </li></ul><ul><li>$150 buys a bike </li></ul>
    20. 24. Fun!
    21. 25. <ul><li>http://www.dance4lifesong.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://vimeo.com/16175619 </li></ul>
    22. 26. Orphan Advocates - Liberia <ul><li>Keith & Kay…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sold business / wants to serve orphans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocating for orphan care initiative in Liberia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using their unique gifts & skills to be Liaison </li></ul></ul>
    23. 27. Lisa Feist <ul><li>fluxokc.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_yW2rv2v2E&feature=player_embedded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>skylineokc.com/missions </li></ul>

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