Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How Children Look After Orphans

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
I tell my oldest son to look after his brother and sisters all of the time. It might look something like making sure they know what they are doing, remind them of what they need to be doing, help them, defend them, show kindness to them. Ultimately, looking after his siblings requires an act of love.

So what would looking after orphans in another country look like?

This is what about a dozen children made today, at our house, for the Craft Hope Project 12 - Orphan Outreach in Russia.


According to Craft Hope, more than one million orphans are waiting for a home in Russia. Craft Hope is partnering with Orphan Outreach to take bracelets, handmade by our children, to the orphanages in Russia this coming August.

This is our part. This is how children today, at this house, look after orphans. By putting hands to beads. Selecting and thoughtfully creating - a bracelet that they may just cherish themselves, but then put in the pile for that orphan in Russia, who may cherish it instead.

These children look after orphans through this simple act of love.

 Thank you Amy Sullivan for the awesome idea!

For more inspiration, go to Internet Cafe Devotions for Word Filled Wednesday and Katie Lloyd Photography for Scripture and a Snapshot.


  1. Beautiful, precious hands acting in love. Orphans tug at my heart, maybe because spiritually I was one until Jesus found me.

  2. Oh how sweet. Love this one. I've been to Russia 3x, I have such a love and heart for that nation.

    Hope you have a blessed day♥

  3. It's such a blessing to see other mothers leading and teaching their children about needs around the world. Planting the seeds early will produce great dividends.
    Thank you and Happy WFW!

  4. Blessings Theresa...What beautiful gifts of LOVE! The colors of the photos of the beads are so vivid! Much like the life being offered. This is a wonderful way to teach and share and cherish making this verse alive to the young ones participating as well as us. Great lessons in LOVE! Thank you for making us aware and reaching out to make a difference! Praise God! May you be blessed and continue!

    Peace and JOY,

  5. What a terrific way to teach your little ones to love and care for others. Bless you!

  6. Great way to get children involved in caring for others.

  7. Thanks for including us on your project. What a great idea and way to get our kids involved in serving. Thanks!


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