Providence exists to inspire and equip others to love orphaned and at-risk children and communities with excellence.
Why we Care
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
Scripture mandates that Christians are to love orphans and widows in their distress. And the Golden Rule, championed by all of the world’s major religions, implores us to “treat others as we wish others to treat us”. As Tim Keller, author and founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, said, ‘A deep social conscience and a life poured out in deeds and service to others, and especially the poor [including the orphaned], is the inevitable sign of real faith and a real connection with God… Justice is the great symptom of a real relationship with God.’ Further, loving orphaned children well actually reduces many social ills that exist in our societies today specifically because these children are NOT loved well as a rule. Neglecting or providing orphaned and vulnerable children substandard care is directly correlated to higher incidences of crime, unemployment, homelessness, human trafficking, and suicide.
Despite these truths, tens of millions of orphaned and vulnerable children live all around us in our world today. And most of these children are not loved well, let alone with excellence and best practices, as God loves them. That is why we do what we do. That is why we inspire and equip others to love these children with utmost excellence.