Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalm 68:5-6
I’ve recently learned of an amazing ministry called New Horizons for Children. The mission of New Horizons for Children (NHFC) is to identify school age orphans in other countries who have an ability to integrate with and temporarily live in a functional family environment through a 4-5 week hosting program with American Christian families who show the love of Christ. Hosting is open to families nationwide. Hosting is ideal for families who have a heart for missions and orphans, but can’t travel overseas for a mission trip. In this case, we bring the mission into the family and their local congregation. Hosting focuses on older orphans age 8-16, orphans who are part of sibling sets and special needs orphans. These groups of orphans have about a 1% chance at international adoption. These orphans are truly the “least” of the “least of these. Since 2005, approximately 1600 orphans have been hosted through the New Horizons for Children Orphan Host Ministry.