According to the National Human Rights Commission, 45,000 children go missing each year in India. Some are abducted and then sold into the labor force or sex trade industry, while others are sold to families to work as domestic help. Gospel for Asia is trying to help these children through the Delhi Street Children's Home and their Bridge of Hope programs. Some children are not abducted, but rather abandoned (parents abandon them by choice or by death), which leaves them vulnerable as prey for human sex trafficking, gang violence, or a life of extreme loneliness and poverty.
James 1:27 says, Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world defile you. How are you caring for orphans today? If you answer this question with, "I am not caring for orphans" then I encourage you to investigate Gospel for Asia and their ministries because 100% of what you give goes directly to the field to help these children in need. Next week I will share how you can partner with Gospel for Asia in caring for widows.