Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful Teaching

This month we are studying Thanksgiving, obviously.  We are going to read through Stories of the Pilgrims by Margaret B. Pumphrey.  We are also going to turkey placemats (have I mentioned how much I love my laminator!), and make Pilgrims hats.

This month is known for the holiday, Thanksgiving.  But did you know that it is also National Adoption Month?  Adoption is something that is very close to my heart.  So along with studying Thanksgiving, we are going to be learning about orphans and adoption.  I don't want my kids to grow up not knowing about all of the children in the world who don't have forever families.  I pray that as they are learning that their hearts will be filled with a love for orphans and that they will grow up to be an advocate for orphans. 

There are a few organizations that provide orphan care that God has placed in front of me.

Show Hope is an organization founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman.  Their organization provides medical care for special needs orphans and adoption grants for people wanting to give a child a forever family. Show Hope has three Special Care Centers, the flagship center being Maria's Big House of Hope.  In these centers children with special needs are given medical care that they otherwise would not receive.  Click on the purple link for more information and to learn how you can make a difference in a child's life through Show Hope.

His Little Feet is in Windsor, Colorado.  They have a group of orphans each year that come and are a part of their children's choir which tours all over the United States as a voice for orphans all over the World. While they are here they also attend His Little Feet Life Training Academy.  It is a great organization!  Click on the purple link for more information and to learn how you can make a difference in a child's life through His Little Feet.

This last organization is an orphanage in Haiti that is run through Global International - Hope Vision Ministries. This organization is close to my heart because I have friends, whom I love dearly, that are there caring for these orphans.  This orphanage relies on donations in order to be able to care for all the children.  In order make a donation to the orphanage in Haiti, click the link below and then go down to the bottom and designate the gift to "Hope Vision Ministry- Haiti.   Global International - Hope Vision Ministries

These are just a few of the places that are advocates for orphans.  You can research further to find an orphan advocate near you.  There are also other ways to care for orphans through foster care.

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