Chuy Acosta, director of Little Ranch of Hope, our orphanage outside of Guadaljara along with Martha MacIver, Director of Mother and Child Education Center in Portland are presenting “How the Gospel Reaches Hurting Children” at Evergreen’s fall missions conference. Cathryn Maule is coordinating events for our children engaging them in the theme and training them in missions. Missions_Conference_2012_poster
30% of the world’s population is under the age of 18 (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
22,000 children die daily on our planet (UNICEF)
1 billion (every second child) lives in poverty (UNICEF)
More than 132,000,000 orphans in the world (UNICEF)
CNN counted 23,000 adoption agencies in 2005 and less than 11,000 in 2010.
““Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven….Let the little children come to me for such is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus