TRANSFORMINGU.S. CHURCH VALUESIN ORPHAN CAREENGAGEMENTWendy McMahanFaith To Action Initiativefaithbasedcareforor phans.org
THE ORPHAN CARE MOVEMENT• Short-term Missions  $1.6 billion/year• Orphan Care is a top  growth area for  Christian giving
FAITH TO ACTION INITIATIVEThe Faith to Action Initiative is a joint initiative that providesinformation and resources to U...
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER   1. Where do orphans live?
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER  2. How many living parents does     an orphan have?
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER  3. Who does God use to help     orphans?
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER  1. Where do orphans live?  2. How many living parents     does an orphan have?  3. Who does God use...
VALUES TRANSFORMATION1. Where do orphans live? Orphanages… • Are expensive • Can only reach   small numbers • Fail to meet...
VALUES TRANSFORMATIONChildren raised in institutional settingsexperience more…  • Physical delays  • Mental delays  • Soci...
VALUES TRANSFORMATIONValue: Children grow best in families.“God sets thelonely in families.”      - Psalm 68:6
VALUES TRANSFORMATION2. How many living parents does an   orphan have?         18        million                          ...
VALUES TRANSFORMATIONValue: Family Preservation“Religion that Godour Father acceptsas pure and faultlessis this: to look a...
VALUES TRANSFORMATION1. Who does God use to help orphans? • Extended family • Local community • Local church • …and you!
VALUES TRANSFORMATIONValue: God wants to use every person ina child’s life.“So God createdmankind in his ownimage,in the i...
OUTCOME   Supporting family-based care  wherever possible ensures that  children grow in the healthiest             ways.
CHURCH EXAMPLE
TRANSFORMINGU.S. CHURCH VALUESIN ORPHAN CAREENGAGEMENT           Please pick up your complimentary copies of              ...
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CCIH 2012 Conference Breakout 1, Wendy McMahan, Value Transformation: Protecting Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Transforming U.S. Church Values in Orphan Engagement

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Wendy McMahan discusses the Faith to Action Initiative which provides information and resources to faith-based organizations seeking to address the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.

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CCIH 2012 Conference Breakout 1, Wendy McMahan, Value Transformation: Protecting Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Transforming U.S. Church Values in Orphan Engagement

  1. 1. TRANSFORMINGU.S. CHURCH VALUESIN ORPHAN CAREENGAGEMENTWendy McMahanFaith To Action Initiativefaithbasedcareforor phans.org
  2. 2. THE ORPHAN CARE MOVEMENT• Short-term Missions $1.6 billion/year• Orphan Care is a top growth area for Christian giving
  3. 3. FAITH TO ACTION INITIATIVEThe Faith to Action Initiative is a joint initiative that providesinformation and resources to U.S. Christian churches and faith-based organizations seeking to address the needs of orphansand vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.Led by a group of organizations focused on care forchildren, the Initiative advocates for the support of family andcommunity-based approaches, rather than the building andfunding of long-term institutions as a first response to the needs ofchildren orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS and othercauses.
  4. 4. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER 1. Where do orphans live?
  5. 5. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER 2. How many living parents does an orphan have?
  6. 6. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER 3. Who does God use to help orphans?
  7. 7. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER 1. Where do orphans live? 2. How many living parents does an orphan have? 3. Who does God use to help orphans?
  8. 8. VALUES TRANSFORMATION1. Where do orphans live? Orphanages… • Are expensive • Can only reach small numbers • Fail to meet children’s long- term needs
  9. 9. VALUES TRANSFORMATIONChildren raised in institutional settingsexperience more… • Physical delays • Mental delays • Social delays
  10. 10. VALUES TRANSFORMATIONValue: Children grow best in families.“God sets thelonely in families.” - Psalm 68:6
  11. 11. VALUES TRANSFORMATION2. How many living parents does an orphan have? 18 million Lost a mother 35 million Lost a father Lost both mother and father 101million Estimated 153 million orphans globally
  12. 12. VALUES TRANSFORMATIONValue: Family Preservation“Religion that Godour Father acceptsas pure and faultlessis this: to look afterorphans and widowsin their distress andto keep oneself frombeing polluted by theworld.” - James 1:27
  13. 13. VALUES TRANSFORMATION1. Who does God use to help orphans? • Extended family • Local community • Local church • …and you!
  14. 14. VALUES TRANSFORMATIONValue: God wants to use every person ina child’s life.“So God createdmankind in his ownimage,in the image of God hecreated them;male and female hecreated them.” - Genesis 1:27
  15. 15. OUTCOME Supporting family-based care wherever possible ensures that children grow in the healthiest ways.
  16. 16. CHURCH EXAMPLE
  17. 17. TRANSFORMINGU.S. CHURCH VALUESIN ORPHAN CAREENGAGEMENT Please pick up your complimentary copies of Faith to Action and Journeys of Faith.Wendy McMahanFaith To Action Initiativefaithbasedcareforor phans.org

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