On April 28th we hosted our first Mulekwa-Orphan Luncheon. In Project Yesu we help to provide food, medicine and education for the kids. Many of the kids we help are orphans or will be orphans due to illness. Orphans and adoption are something my family cares about too, so I decided to combine the two and have this luncheon that raises funds for PY and raises awareness for orphans and adoption world-wide.
We wanted a way to raise awareness for orphans around the world, to tell people their story and to tell people about Project Yesu. We served an orphan meal – beans, rice, bread and water. We wanted to show people what some orphans eat, and to show them that they had a choice, if they didn’t like the food then they could go to McDonalds, but the orphans, they don’t have a choice.
We had a silent auction and Natalie Michael and Chris Crow sang. We had Jaime Moberly, founder of the Clarksville Family Adoption Group speak and share her adoption story. We had representatives from Bethany Christian Services, Lifeline Children Services and Miriam’s Promise and they came and shared about their services.
I hope when people left they had a new understanding of orphans and adoptions. We are not all called by God to adopt, that is hard we know. BUT we are ALL called to care for orphans, in James 1:27 it says “Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for the orphans and widows in their troubles and refuse to let the world corrupt us.”