Visit orphans and widows in their distress—this is what God tells us is pure, undefiled religion (see James 1:27). In other words, take care of them, make sure they are doing well, especially in their time of great need. Yet in so many regions across the globe, widows and orphans endure horrendous abuse of various kinds.
According to the Loomba Foundation, “In many countries, when women lose their husbands, they are deprived of their possessions and their dignity, subjected to degrading treatment and excluded or marginalized in the community. Their children often forego any education and are forced to support themselves and their families through child labor, begging and prostitution.”1
For more than 40 years, GFA World has been honouring God’s heart for widows and abandoned children by caring for them in their distress. GFA workers visit, encourage and provide for their needs, showing widows and abandoned children how much they are valued and loved—contrary to how others in their society treat them.
Please join us as we pray to our Heavenly Father on behalf of the many widows and abandoned children in need.
1 Harma, Risto F. “World Widow Report.” The Loomba Foundation. February 2016. . https://www.theloombafoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-06/WWR.pdf