Over the last ten years, the Lord has moved many to serve children in the world’s Orphan Window. From adoptive families, to people going on mission trips, to parachurch ministries facilitating orphan care, to local churches caring for kids, the Orphan Awakening has reached a tipping point.
New entrants into global orphan care thirst for information about the journey ahead. What’s the context? What should we expect? How do we move forward?
Those of us who’ve plumbed the depths of orphan care (i.e., who have made lots of mistakes) have amassed a treasure trove of knowledge. We’ve done well sharing the great God stories shining atop of our experiences. But we have to get better at sharing more detail about the guts of what we have learned. We need to help each other improve in shrewd.
We’ve now entered the second decade of this Orphan Awakening, and stand on the brink of a massive second wave storming into the Orphan Window. For you who have entered the Orphan Window and for you who are coming: this is my reconnaissance Report to you.