Don't Ignore Me

PRAY for the Homeless! 

Making awareness - Orphan Statistics: 

According to the recent UNICEF report - It is estimated there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide!

The current population of the United States is just a little over 300 million… to give you an idea of the enormity of the numbers… (The current population of Russia is 141 million)

Every day 5,760 more children become orphans!

2,102,400 more children become orphans every year in Africa alone! 

Every 15 seconds, another child in Africa becomes an AIDS orphan!

There are an estimated 14 million AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa (a number higher than the total of every under-eighteen year old in Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Ireland combined)

8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDS lives in sub-saharan Africa!

Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…Each year 14, 505, 000 children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen!

Each day 38,493 orphans age out!

Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family to belong to and no place to call home!

In Russia and the Ukraine, studies have shown that 10% – 15% of these children commit sucide before they reach age eighteen!

These studies also show that 60% of the girls become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become hardened criminals! 

Another Russian study reported that of the 15,000 orphans aging out of state-run institutions every year, 10% committed suicide, 5,000 were unemployed, 6,000 were homeless and 3,000 were in prison within three years…!

(Article source: “Abandoned to the State: Cruelty and Neglect in Russian Orphanages” November 1998 ; ; ; UNICEF’s Childhood Under Threat: the State of the World’s Children, 2005 ; )

May our hearts grow Kinder and more caring and our voices rise louder…! 

“Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless; Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Deliver the weak and needy from the hand of the wicked.” Ps 82:3-4 

This Truth is so heartbreaking! We can become easily overwhelmed with these statistics and respond so numbly! Pray for these Homeless children! With broken heart these statistics are listed and realizing that each number represents a real, living child with a real heart who is in desperate need of care and a family! They need People like YOU willing to speak out and make awareness. They want YOU to fill the gap and act! SHARE this message and Make AWARENESS! 

God Bless!