Saturday, November 5, 2011

giveaway- in honor of the 147 million….

in honor of national adoption month. and orphan sunday i am super duper excited to give away a book written by a fellow writer friend. this woman is an amazing author. powerful girl. and rockin mom. jennifer grant is a child of the King and works her best to fight social justice around the world.  if you would like a chance to own this amazing book of love, hope, and honest truth about being a mother and adoption. leave a comment at the end of this blog or leave a comment on my facebook page that you have read this or passed it along. i will draw a winner on monday morning for love you more. it is a great read or a great gift to give to an adoptive family.

i also wanted to share with you the statistics of why we need the church to step up. of why we need the church to actually be the church. if you could take a moment today and just pray. pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to you. to speak truth of what you. you can do to change the life of a child. and i pray. i pray that you obey.

It is estimated there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide (recent UNICEF report.)
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)

This figure is estimated to reach 18 million orphans in Africa alone by 2010 (only two and a half years away)

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…


Katie said...

I would love to read that book!

Anonymous said...

I tweeted about this giveaway! Would love to read the book.