Lori Resmer resides in Gallatin, Tennessee and has been in missions mobilization for the past eight years. Her most recent employment was with World Orphans (http://www.worldorphans.org) She served for 3 years as director of Journey117, the short-term missions mobilization and discipleship program. Lori is now a stay-at-home mother focused on the preparing for the upcoming adoption of two girls from the Democratic Republic of Congo along with her husband, Jeremy. Lori and Jeremy attend LifeChurch in Hendersonville, TN, along with their two-year-old son, Justice. After meeting in Kenya, the Resmers felt that God was calling them to a life together of pursuing justice for the fatherless.
One day an experienced Christian worker picked up the phone to call a young woman who was planning to open an orphanage in Haiti. This is what she said.
Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of leading multiple teams overseas with World Orphans. Part of my job that I love is getting to educate and teach team members what the Bible says about orphan care, about our role and responsibility in tackling orphan-causing issues, and about the various models of orphan care that other organizations employ.
I have noticed in the past decade or so that God is doing an amazing work in the hearts of His people in regards to orphan care. The Church is finally starting to rise up and carry out the mandate in Scripture to rescue and care for the fatherless, widows, and the poor around the world. Social media, the Internet, photography and video, and the ease of travel in this day and age have only increased our awareness of the orphan crisis and extreme levels of poverty in the majority world.
I am excited that we are finally starting to respond; however, I feel a huge burden to speak into a particular issue that I have come across time and again while working with individuals along the way.… Keep Reading