Helping Children Get a Better Life
Using the term “Orphanages” may be a bit misleading because it would refer to a residential care unit for orphans. Quite frankly, several institutions known as orphanages today accommodate even children who have their two parents alive. Therefore, it would be more appropriate to call the institution children home.
It is a residential care unit for a group of unrelated children who lack care from a family. The establishment of Orphanages is an ancient culture founded by churches; therefore, it is reasonable that churches are the biggest sponsors of children’s homes. Children Homes functions from donations received and sponsorships, and their main objective are driven by the passion for providing for the basic needs of abandoned children. These needs are clothing, feeding, shelter, education, etc.
The Bible stands with orphans and vulnerable children. James commented that looking after orphans and widows in their distress is the only religion that God regarded as pure and faultless. Also, the Holy Bible made us understand the compassion God has for fatherless children. In Psalm 68:5, it is written that God is the father of the fatherless and protector of widows, and He is their habitation. In another scripture, He also asked us to defend the cause of the fatherless.