Guatemala (MNN) (May 30, 2013) ―International adoptions in the United States are down by 59% from adoption rates 10 years ago.
In Guatemala, adoptions are currently closed on the international front.
With so many Guatemalan orphans left, there needs to be a domestic response for their care.
Orphan Outreach is challenging churches in Guatemala to rev their orphan ministries.
Michael Douris, President of Orphan Outreach, says, “In Guatemala, there hasn’t been [a church orphan-care movement], so we’re pulling together hopefully about 400 pastors and Christian leaders to talk about orphan care and what the church can do to make a difference in these children’s lives among the Guatemalan churches.”
“The church is really the key to having an impact on these kids’ lives. The Lord’s heart is with the orphan,” Douris says. “In the New Testament, pure and undefiled religion is defined as ministering to widows and orphans in their distress.”
Click here to to go to Orphan Outreach’s Web site. Contact Amy Norton to learn more about church partnership in Guatemala.
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