Towards the beginning of his short book of Scripture, James, one of Jesus’ brothers, writes one of the shortest yet most convicting definitions of the Christian life that I know. He says,
“Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27, CSB)
Of course, James was writing to a different culture and time than the world most of live in today. His was a world where children without parents and women without husbands or sons had no advocate, no agency, no way for their basic needs to be met.
That’s foreign to a lot of us now.
But it’s still the reality for many women and children around the world today. And James is pretty clear that our response to the needs of orphans and widows says a lot about our faith.
We aren’t all in a position to adopt a child; we don’t all have the means or ability to do so. But there are thing we can do to help.
As we highlight and talk about the work of faithful believers in Southern Asia this month, we wanted to remind you about the important work The Home of Hope is doing in Bangladesh.
If you didn’t get a chance to read about this important organization when we featured it last year, I’d encourage you to head over to Faces of Eurasia and read the whole post there about the work they’re doing.
Also, would you consider giving to support what they’re doing?
It can be kind of hard for those in the West to imagine a parent literally handing over their child to us, because they were unable to care for him or her. But with a gift of only $65 a month, you can make sure that one child at Home of Hope has what they need to thrive.
And even if you cannot commit to giving monthly, there are several other one-time expense that your donation could provide for the Home of Hope. You can click here to give.
Thanks in advance for the part you play in reaching the lost in Eurasia. We are glad you’re a part of the Eurasia Community. We couldn’t do this without you.