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Friday, July 6, 2012

Orphan Facts & Fiction

FACT:  There are more than 150 million orphans in the world.

FICTION:  They are all up for adoption.

     Let's just begin here.  I know many families who have adopted or who are in the process of adoption... I love them.  I love their hearts of service and love, especially where the gospels have driven their decisions to lay it all down before the throne, to take a helpless and vulnerable child into their homes and lives to provide them with endless supplies of love.  Every fatherless child dreams of family.  When family shows up... the gospel is coming together in the flesh and it is stunning.  BUT - what you may not realize is that most orphans are not even up for adoption.  For many it is due to government regulations, lack of leadership, etc.  I can't explain it because I don't understand it... but it remains true... most of our world's most destitute orphans aren't "available" even if you want them and try to convince the authorities to allow you to claim them.  It's not happening!  Not anytime soon.  So...

     what about them?

The very last thing that I, as the leader of BFGO, wants to do is to take attention away from adoptable children.  Heck no!  Go get them!  They are waiting for you!!!  But what I do hope to inspire in this position that I'm in... is the courage and the stirred heart for you to also reach out and help the helpless, send love to a child who cannot come to you and to lift up the futures of the ones who, without you, have no future at all.  I ask you to remember those who cannot be adopted.  I ask for you to care for the ones who need the love to come to them, serve them right where they are and provide a better tomorrow for the ones who may be stuck in a dry land.  

     The sad truth is that even most of the adoptable kids are not getting noticed.  There are more than enough Christian families around the world to quickly solve that problem.  If you've ever considered adoption... have no fear.. God has gone before you and He is WITH you.  It is a shame when we allow fear and uncertainty to be our barrier.  I know this because fear has been a blockade for me in many ways, many times.

     Today - would you carve out $10, $25, $35 or $50 bucks a month to share your wealth and improve the life of a child in our BFGO orphanages?  These kiddos cannot be adopted.  In their land, they are viewed as garbage, discards.  We can change their futures by keeping them in school so that at the end of their tenure, they are afforded the same opportunities as the other kids.  Even more than that... with our love and support, their opportunities can be even much greater.  

     Please join with us.  We currently have 65 kids who need 3 sponsors each!  They all need school fees, food, meds, housing fees, and other essentials.  These 3 categories are $25, $30 and $35 per month.  If these amounts do not work in your budget, we gladly accept any other amount $8, $12, $4... whatever you can give which we apply toward the grand total of serving the orphanages.

     Beautiful Feet Global Outreach, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit; an orphan care ministry based out of Tennessee, currently serving in the southern region of Africa.  You may learn more at  and we also offer TONS of info on our facebook page, including financials.  Our sponsorship program will officially launch in October, though you can begin participating now, "unofficially"if you'd like.  Just review the previous featured kiddos and let us know which one is on your heart.

     Sign up here on the blog to receive updates by email.. each week we feature one child from the orphanage because we want you to get to know them and their stories.

    Here are some of our sweet, precious kiddos...

In humble service to our precious Lord,

melissa irwin
executive director & founder

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