The Orphan's Plea
Mission & Welfare International helps orphans in several countries by providing food, clothing, education, and housing. In India, this assistance is provided by the Mission Hospital for 499 orphans through local Christian families and churches. These orphans have lost both parents, mostly from HIV/AIDS. Their support is being provided by donations.
It is estimated that 153 million children worldwide, ranging from infants to teenagers, have lost one or both parents (UNICEF).
HIV/AIDS has orphaned 17.9 million children, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia (UNICEF).
$30/month will provide the basic necessities for an orphan placed in a Christian home or church in India.
will help support
a human life...
Below: The poetry about the life of orphans in many countries shows the plight of these poor and destitute children.
Rejected. Hungry. Poor. Lonely.
An outcast in my own country.
Despised. Without hope.
The lowest of the lowly.
They came to our village
Looking to help children like me.
Could I possibly be chosen?
“No, maybe next time; we’ll see!”
I waited and waited
To be saved from starvation.
One by one my friends died.
“Will I be the next one?”
Then they came a second time.
Surely now they’ll tell me okay!
But yet again, they said,
“Sorry. No room for you today.”
There are millions just like me,
Waiting for help – from where?
Won’t you help us find a home?
This is my earnest prayer.
At last the time came for me
To be away from this life’s strife.
Now I am happy to have a home
Away from the dangers in life.
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