Several years ago my husband came across a blog called “A Place Called Simplicity.” He was just amazed by the posts and often told me about them. Eventually I began reading the blog for myself from time to time. It is available at:
The blog is written by a woman who is married to a pastor. They really take seriously the New Testament command to care for orphans. They have several biological children but have also adopted a large number of children. The couple is white, and their adopted children come from a variety of backgrounds. They are now a multiracial, multiethnic family. Their family members have origins around the globe. The blogger is open that she and her husband are at retirement age, but their children range from adults to a baby and everywhere in between.
The blogger and her husband have a real passion for the people of Uganda. They have spent a lot of time there. They particularly work with vulnerable children—some live on the streets and some are in orphanages. My husband and I have been so moved by the experiences they share as they work with these children.
I encourage you to take a read of the blog. The things memorialized in the blog are quite extraordinary.
Because of their love for orphans around the world, the blogger and her family have started a new ministry called “International Voice of the Orphan.” The ministry’s website is at: http://www.internationalvoiceoftheorphan.com/.
Religion that God the Father accepts as pure and without fault is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help, and keeping yourself free from the world's evil influence.