Do we take Jesus’ words seriously? The numbers don’t look like it: 200 million children worldwide are either biological or social orphans; 24,000 children die of hunger or hunger-related disease every day, two million girls and boys are forced into the sex trade every year. In Brazil, the country where I work with mortal-risk children, up to three million children have been abandoned to the streets; once on the streets they’re lucky to live five years.
What is our answer to their cries for help?
In this blog, I’ll introduce you to the struggle of some of the world’s most desperate children. I’ve seen these kids on the streets; I have been in the shacks that they call home. They’ve told me their stories, and I want you to hear their voices.
So, I’d like to tell you some of their stories and also let them speak for themselves. You will also hear from some of those who are on the front lines of ministering to these kids, both professionals and those who volunteer to take a week, a month, or a year serving around the world.
These kids have captured my heart. I know they’ll inspire you, too.