- Thu, Dec 01, 2005
This paper is written to define the guiding principles and corresponding best practices concerning the care of orphans.
- Mon, Dec 19, 2005
The following is an excerpt from a paper that was written to define the guiding principles and corresponding best practices concerning the care of orphans under Action International Ministries.
The Global Issue
In our primary fields (Asia, Latin America and Africa) orphans comprise nearly 8% of the population under age 17. India had 35 million orphans in 2003, and 3.7 million new orphans were added in 2004. In Zambia orphans comprise a staggering 19% of the population under the age of 17 are orphans! Brazil added 470,000 new orphans in 2004 and they will be added to the ...
EPM received many notes from readers telling us they were touched by the article “Not a Soul in This World for Little John” that appeared in the Winter 2009 issue. Below is a letter from Kimberly Smith, president of Make Way Partners, as a follow-up to her article.
The teaching of the evangelical community has been 99.9% on the side of infant salvation. That's certainly where my heart is, and after reflecting on Scripture, if I had to put money on it, I'd put it on infants going to heaven when they die. But the difficulties involved are considerable.
Scripture opens the door to the answer to this question through its teaching that God has a special love for children.
- Thu, Feb 04, 2010
The guardian angel question is a tough one. We know they exist, and we know that children have them, because we're told the children’s angels continuously behold the face of the Father. Now, I can't know for sure, but I think perhaps these children have angels before they actually come to Christ, so it could be an angel assigned to the elect even before conversion. It's impossible to know. I would not assume non-Christians have angels assigned to them, but I think it's possible.