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Why Focus on the Fatherless?

There is a rapidly spreading concern about an orphan crisis in our day. The most common estimate is that there are 143 million orphans in the world today. Many don’t realize that most of those are paternal orphans, or fatherless children.

If the orphan cause worldwide is first and foremost the cause of the fatherless and widow, there is even more reason to focus on the fatherless in Egypt.

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We’re All Orphans

In this world you are an orphan
– eagerly anticipating your adoption as God’s child.
In this world you are a widow
– longing for reunion with your Bridegroom.
In this world you are a stranger
– a pilgrim waiting to become a citizen of heaven.
And in this world, God has called you to care for the orphan, the widow, and the stranger.

– Tom Davis, Fields of the Fatherless