Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Plea for Orphans

In honor of Orphan Sunday, which was last week, I asked my son's permission to post a paper he wrote for school. He said ok as long as I didn't mention which son.  So, here it is:
(I apologize for the crazy formatting--I tried to fix it a few times but it still looks askew.)

A Plea for Orphans

     Do you know how many orphans are in the world? There are roughly 163 million children in
need of a loving family. There are so many orphans who are hanging on to a thin strand of life

waiting for a loving and nurturing family to save them.

      Hasya in Bulgaria is 14 years old and 14 pounds. My sister is the same
age and is 86 pounds. Big difference isn’t there? Many other children are in the same condition

as Hasya and even worse.

      Families all over the world who can’t have children or just want to add more can adopt a
child to have a family. People can have the awesome experience of a family, like children

 running to your bed during a thunderstorm. Or experiencing the deep love a family has for one

     It is our job as the church of Christ to help these orphans. In many scriptures God emphasizes
his love for the fatherless. James 1:27. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father,

is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the
world. So if we are Godly people then we should help these children who are waiting for a


      If a Christian family adopted it would shine God’s light to many people
involved. They would be thinking about how the Christians had given up their relaxed lives and

reached out to these children.

     As I strongly say in this paper, we as the Church should step up to the plate and show God’s
love to the orphan. So I beg you, please consider adopting a child or you can at least sponsor

a child. There are many children waiting to be adopted. You make the choice.


  1. Wow! Your son is wiser than many adults. Tell him he wrote an amazing paper.

  2. He GETS it!! Praise God.... Don't u wish you could show this to everyone who says to you "but how will it effect your other children"!

    PS: Josie's glasses in the to heading pic are adorable!

  3. Wow!! Very persuasive!!! Way to go Ferguson Son!! (:

  4. That was just beautiful! Very well written. If only adults could see what your amazing son sees!