SERVING ORPHANS WORLDWIDE (SOW)
No doubt, orphaned children are among the most vulnerable populations on earth. With nearly 160,000,000 children who do not have a family to call their own, it is difficult for anyone to ignore this crisis. If all these children were to come together, they would make up the 10th largest nation in the world. While the scope of this crisis is overwhelming, there is only one organization in existence today with the current global network, number of people, resources, and mission to do something about this tragedy. That organization is the Church! As Christians, we have a biblical mandate to care for widows and orphans, and serve “the least of these.” Few things should grieve our hearts more than knowing there are literally 160 million children without a forever home, a family, and in many cases, basic needs, clothing, an education, and adult mentors who can share the love of Christ. The best scenario for each of these children is adoption into a family. It was once said that if each church had just one family who could adopt an orphan, the orphan crisis could end in our lifetime. For the first time in history, we live in a generation with global communication and networking capabilities to reach others hurting on every continent. Although statistics look grim for the vast majority of these children, Saving Orphans Worldwide will never give up! SOW exists to rescue, train, and sustain struggling homes and connect the children with Christian families when possible. For the 99 percent of orphans who will not be adopted this year, SOW wants to do everything it can to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs by the time they reach adulthood.