PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 27, 2012 /Christian Newswire
/ -- All God's Children International (AGCI), the Portland based orphan care and adoption ministry, launches the 'Orphans Are Waiting' sponsorship campaign. This month-long effort will raise awareness of the growing orphan crisis around the world, and solicit support for AGCI's efforts which respond to God's command to "…look after orphans and widows in their distress."
"Last year we reached nearly 10,000 orphans, widows and vulnerable families through our orphan care ministry," said Hollen Frazier, AGCI's Executive Director. "Our goal is to touch the lives of additional children who are waiting for a loving family, a loving community, and the loving care that every child deserves."
AGCI changes lives of orphans by focusing on three areas:
• Loving Care that provides for the needs of the whole child— spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional—through our Hannah's Hope Homes, Foster Homes and Partner Homes.
• Loving Families that provide the love every orphan deserves by restoring, sustaining and equipping vulnerable families. When children are orphaned, we provide permanency through domestic, international and in-country adoption.
• Loving Communities that empower churches, organizations and governments to strengthen families through education, nutritional care, vocational training and creative play.
The "Orphans Are Waiting" campaign has received a matching gift pledge of $20,000 from generous supporters to encourage others to become monthly sponsors. These sponsorships will help transform the lives of orphans so they feel loved, valued and cherished – able to grow up to fulfill God's mission in their life.
About All God's Children International: Founded in 1991, All God's Children International passionately serves the world's orphan and vulnerable children by offering hope through the life-changing ministries of adoption, orphan care and missions. Each year, AGCI unites nearly 200 orphans from around the world with their forever families across the United States. Through AGCI's Hannah's Hope orphan homes, children are provided medical care, education, ministry and safety while waiting to be placed in loving homes. Additionally, AGCI provides orphan care for children without families, family preservation projects, and short-term missions.