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Are you ready to take a stand for orphans and widows and counter culture?
In this companion piece to his bestselling book Counter Culture, David Platt offers sound Biblical support and practical action steps to help Christians take a courageous and compassionate stand for orphans and widows. Drawing heavily on personal stories and Scripture, Platt encourages Christians to get involved and highlights a wide variety of ministries and organizations currently helping orphans and widows that need your help.

The stage is set for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the shocking, and the scandalous. And He wants you to be a part of it. It’s time to take a stand for Christ, join the fight for orphans and widows, and counter culture!
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ISBN: 9781496405104
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ORPHANS AND WIDOWS

My wife, Heather, and I inadvertently backed into adoption.

Month after month for five years, we had prayed, longed, and tried to have children, but God had not provided in the way we had hoped. Unsure whether we would ever be able to conceive, we finally considered adoption. I guess this is second best, we said to each other. Since we can’t have children biologically, at least we can adopt.

It didn’t take long for us to understand that adoption was just as best. God used infertility to open our eyes to the orphan crisis around the world. And it is a crisis. Approximately 153 million children live as orphans, meaning they have lost at least one parent. Included in that number are about eighteen million children who have lost both parents. Not included in that number, though, are the millions of effectively orphaned children who live in institutions or on the streets, in addition to vast multitudes who live as social orphans, meaning that even if a parent is alive, the children rarely, if ever, see that parent or experience life as part of a