Over the last 100 years, Christians around the world have prayed for and invested in a growth of local churches in unreached areas. Today, they have an incredible opportunity to partner differently than ever before. In 1900 there were 9 million Christians in Africa. Today? Over 540 million! The Church is everywhere in Africa.
The African church has changed dramatically. The way the American church partners in orphan care hasn’t changed that much – YET. Forgotten Voices is trying to change things-change the way orphan care is done to help reach far more children – quickly and more effectively.
The local church in Africa is growing faster than the orphan crisis. One of their goals of trying to solve this crisis is to partner with local churches in Africa and equip those communities with resources they need to provide hope and independence for these children. Right now, 75% of all Zambian families care for at least one orphaned child. Through that statistic, they were able to see that the locals are willing to provide care. So the aim of Forgotten Voices is to see families in local african churches adopt children in their own communities.
They carry out their mission through local seminaries, local churches, and local caregivers. Please join us this Sunday to hear more about how local churches in Africa are adopting orphans, and what you can do to help.