God’s Heart for Orphans

We appreciate all of our friends who help us to care for hundreds of precious children through Harvest Ministry’s orphan outreaches in East Africa and in India.

The Lord has such a heart for orphan children . . . and so do we!

God calls us to care for orphans…

  • Learn to do good; Seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17, NASB)
  • Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27, NIV)
  • When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not go over it again; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow. (Deuteronomy 24:21, NASB)
God’s justice will cover the orphans…
  • Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. (Exodus 22:22-23, NIV)
  • He executes justice for the or phan and the widow.(Deuteronomy 10:18a, NASB)
  • Woe to those who…rob the poor of My people of their rights, so that widows may be their spoil and that they may plunder the orphans. (Isaiah 10:1a-2b, NASB)
  • Do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow. (Jeremiah 22:3b, NASB)
  • Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against…those who oppress…the widow and the orphan. (Malachi 3:5a, NASB)
The Bible says evil men take advantage of orphans…
  • They drive away the orphan’s donkey and take the widow’s ox in pledge. (Job 24:3, NIV)
  • They slay the widow and the stranger and murder the orphans. (Psalm 94:6, NASB)
  • Others snatch the orphan from the breast, and against the poor they take a pledge. (Job 24:9, NASB)
littleo31God promises His love and protection for orphans…
  • Leave your orphans; I will protect their lives. (Jeremiah 49:11a, NIV)
  • I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18, NIV)
  • You have been the helper of the orphan. (Psalm 10:14b, NASB)
  • You will incline Your ear to vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror. (Psalm 10:17b-18, NASB)
  • For in You the orphan finds mercy. (Hosea 14:3c, NASB)

God blesses those who are obedient to care for the needs of orphans…

  • When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. (Deuteronomy 24:19, NASB)

For when the ear heard, it called me blessed, and when the eye saw, it gave witness of me, because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the orphan who had no helper. The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, and I made the widow’s heart sing for joy. (Job 29:11-13, NASB)


    These verses were compiled from the facebook group, “A Heart for Orphans.” Photos from Harvest Ministry’s orphan work in Uganda and S.E. India.


    38 Responses to “God’s Heart for Orphans”
    1. Dear brethren,
      Thank you all for your prayers and for orphans. Yes we too we have orphans we are caring, and we need much prayers. May God help you and open ways of funds as you help orphans and widows. God bless you as I wait to hear from you soon
      . pastor John

    2. i want to thank the lord for the great work you are doing for him.you are in our prayers.
      Thank you
      PASTOR patrick Marisia.

    3. john Isaboke says:

      Am indeed impressed by your effort to spread the gospel to God’s people and your good work be a blessing.But i happen to hail from a

      community where underage girls as low as twelve years of age are parents after dropping out of schools or never went to school since their are squatters and never went to school.I therefore appeal to you to come in uplift their living standard.

    4. Johnbull. E says:

      i come across this site as i was searching for bible verses for prayer for an orpan for God protection and abundantly supply of need.
      well i am in my late thirty in age, my father die 10th june 2009. and recently i lost my mother 6th january 2015.
      i want to be a financial pillar to this kind of programme, please prayer for me for a good wife and profitable job. thank

    5. As I was doing my morning devotion this morning, I saw your Website. May the Lord bless you with all the resources you need. We too are doing the same work as your ministry and we have had the privilege of working in 16 countries now including East Africa and India. We are based in the UK. Please pray for us and possibly let us link up. Our contact details are on our website.
      I pray Psalm 41 v 1 to 3 for all involved in your ministry.
      In His servant.

    6. pirfa kumbin says:

      please help me pray to God to destroy any spirit of witch crafting working against my life,destiny and future. am a graduate looking for a job here in Nigeria.

    7. Pastor Deva says:

      Three things you can do.

      1, What I need from you Just pray for our Ministry as you know prays can move mounts doesn’t always put food on the table for the Orphans.

      2, You could support finically our Ministry it would be greatly appreciated.

      3, If you believe strongly in what we are doing as I do then I wound ask that you would approach other Business, Ministries, Churches, Foundations and Organisations on our behalf. 

      For more information http://www.deva.org.in and I am ready to meet you to Present our Ministry Person.

      With Christ Love,

      Your Fellow Servant,

    8. Pastor Deva says:

      My name is Pastor Deva, I am representing of Restoration Ministries, we are currently host and proved for over 1000 Orphans, Planting Churches, Gospel Crusades, Widows Care, brining hope to Leprosy, Blind, Crippled, feed ing poor and daily we are reaching most unreached by Presenting Christ’s Compassion.  

      Three things you can do.

      1, What I need from you Just pray for our Ministry as you know prays can move mounts doesn’t always put food on the table for the Orphans.

      2, You could support finically our Ministry it would be greatly appreciated.

      3, If you believe strongly in what we are doing as I do then I wound ask that you would approach other Business, Ministries, Churches, Foundations and Organisations on our behalf. 
      I am ready to meet you to Present our Ministry Person.

      With Christ Love,

      Your Fellow Servant,

    9. Brother Lin,

      I’m so glad you found us. May God strengthen and encourage you in the great work you are doing.

    10. A lin says:

      firstly, I praise the name of the Lord because i am a servant for His mission and to write a letter to you in Christ.i have been serving for 5 years. there are 46 members in my Church and 21 orphans.sometime we have very difficulty in food but we strengthen and pray to God every time.so, i would like to request you in Christ to help us by prayer.there are almost unbelievers in Myanmar.i pray and preach His Word to unbelievers every day.I want you to help me in prayer to accept Jesus Christ their own personal savior.please drop me a line encourage when you got time. Thank you, God bless you.

      brother, a Lin
      faith Baptist Church.
      Yangon, Myanmar.

    11. willis mokaya oruru says:


      I salute you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ – I’m born again and Jesus is Lord and my personal savior, Its a pleasure and God’s favor to link up with you for the very first time. I therefore glorify God for your work in building the Kingdom of God(Philippians 1:15 -16),Its my believe that God will do Mighty things in your ministry beyond human imagination,Luke 18:27,Things impossible to man are possible with God.

      I do therefore wish to request you to link with my project / to church to reach the unreached with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Mine is a small ministry /church faced with savior challenges and therefore,your co – ordination with me will be a blessing to many, because of 2007 violence election here in Kenya, I have 23 orphans in the church; 13 Boys and 10Girls aged between 4 to 5 years and 4 widows. Kindly I request you and your ministry to help and pray to these orphans. I swear to expand the network of your ministry or church here in Kenya to spread the Gospel of the kingdom of God more effectively and powerfully.

      Education and training are the key components of both our spiritual and physical development in our center.

      Thank you for your attention and God bless you abundantly as we continue to communicate, I ask for your Prayer and may God Bless your Ministry and family.AMEN.
      YOURS PASTOR, ORURU +254753965029

    12. Greetings from Kenya, am so happy to see what God has called you do do, may He bless you and do good things to your life, am so touched to work with you, i thank God for long time we have taken our time to pray for this but it has reached time God has answered our prayers. You are the same people we were praying for, we have 20 homeless orphans we are taking care of, they have no hope, we are kindly praying God o touch you in Jesus name so that together, we can give them hope. May the Lord open doors of heaven for you so that you can come here in Kenya and see what we are doing. May the Lord give you good health and long life to serve His children. My name are Pastor Moffat from Kenya. God be with you.

    13. Pastor Kennedy,

      Thank you for the invitation. May the Lord bless you as you reach people in your nation of Kenya.

    14. kennedy says:

      Dear lord,s people,
      Kindly welcome to our country Kenya,we need your prayers and please welcome to teach us the truth of the word.We also need bibles to read ,especially for the older men and women who does not read English.Many souls needs to know the lord and they also need assistance with the basic needs.Pastor Kennedy

    15. Welcome and greetings to you and your family and all your Church members from Pastor. N.John, Sea Coast Gospel Ministry, from India, i write my Letter to you in Tha mighty name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, brother so many poor pastors in my area and orphan Children, i am every day praying to our loving God for poor pastors and Orphan Children needs, so my brother please remember us in all your prayers we are all every day praying for you and your family and your Church Members,
      Thanking you brother
      your brother in Christ,
      Pastor. N.John,
      S India

    16. Evangelist Philip Andrew Bangura says:

      Nice meeting you in the net and thank God for all what he is doing in your lives and ministry, am bless for the great work you are doing for the Lord and i may like to be part of you/ partner with you as the may lead you i have the same vision here in Sierra Leone Widows and Orphans Ministry, pray and be lead by the spirit, hope to hear from you Love you all in Jesus name.

    17. ken says:

      You guys are doing some great work! Keep up to it.

    18. Apostle Eric says:

      By tyhe grace of God have been blessed to go through the works that men and women of God are doling.
      The Bible says He who gives to the orohan and widow lends that to God. Hod fast what you are doing.
      Am blessed to run an orphange here in Kenya,
      You all agree with me that its not easy running this program. Your prayers and phyisical involvment is highly required.

    19. Holy greetings sir,
      i came to know your ministry through searching google.
      you are doing great work, as it is written in James 1:27.
      we wish you to pray for our ministry which we are doing in the Interior village in the same way,.
      we want you to support us to reach more orphan children,. Per every month each child needs $20. we are having ten children now.
      Thank you so much ,
      with christian Salutations
      Pastor John Henry,
      Holy Harvest Ministries,
      Christ’s Church.

    20. Greetings.

      End Time Revival Ministries Pakistan (E T R M P) was born in January 25, 2006. Work and Help the Orphans ,Widows and specially work for Old Age Shelters From 2008.Amen Contact Us :
      Head Office:
      Evangelist Shagufta Sumen Jabran
      Founder & President
      End Time Revival Ministries Pakistan (E T R M P)
      Skype: sumen.khan
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/evangelistshagufta.sumen
      Email: Sumenkhan_06@yahoo.com
      Cell # 00923005261508 – 00923157323493 Office # 0092418043792
      Web site: http://endtimerevivalministriespakistan.weebly.com/
      Address: Main Bazar Waris Pura Road House # 3144
      ST # 03 Block # A Barkat Pura Faisalabad Punjab Pakistan, Zip Code: 38000, Postal Code: 38090

    21. Basilio, Thank you for sharing your story. Praise God for how He rescued you. How wonderful.

    22. BASILIO ALMEIDA says:

      I am one of those type of children, abandoned right from Birth. I am thankful to the ALL powerful Almighty GOD for taking control over me. I cannot forget God’s promise,” EVEN IF THE CHILD IS FORGOTTEN IN THE MOTHER’S WOMB, I WILL NOT.” I do thank the LORD for many times HE made me a FATHER to the orphan children, especially in the Philippines, though I am from India.

      May God shower HIS Blessings on those who are taking care of the ORPHAN CHILDREN throughout the world. MAY YOU ALL BE BLESSED A THOUSAND TIMES MORE.



      Dear Brother in Christ,

      Greetings in abundance to you through the propitious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
      At this juncture, I, Pastor, Yakub.k , would like to introduce myself that according to call given by the Lord Jesus Christ, on our respective ministry behalf was being done the most yeoman gospel and social services at our operational areas here in India. God had given us abundant physical strength and valour to spread the Gospel more vehemently. We are all doing the ministry with Faith and Trust. In all aspects God was being guided and paved the way to do the gospel in the most unreached areas and villages and to this extent, we are going ahead in a Righteousness, Honestness with decent wise and pious thoughts and plans. (Proverbs: 3:5, 6) (Job: 8:6) (Proverbs: 11:3)

      We were being rendered our gospel service for the last 6years with dignity and also with God’s fear. We are sincerely conducting our Sunday worships in our Five Church congregations, Conducting Fasting Prayers, Special Pray Meetings for the Women, All night prayers, Revival Gospel meetings, Youth retreats, House to house visit to pray for the sick and needy and Sunday School for the children. Our specific focus and emphasis is among caste Hindu people localities. With our precious preaching so many Hindu people have been agreed Jesus Christ as their personal saviour and redeemer. As there are only 3% Christians here in India, as such, we must have to make hectic and strenuous efforts in all aspects (Isaiah: 40:28) (Isaiah: 55: 8, 9, 10).

      So far as our community development services for the following poor people in the society at our operational areas, orphan children, poor widows, poor old age people and few poor handicapped people, who are regular comers to our Churches. We are all meeting the expenses within the purview of our limited might and offerings. Therefore Brother, as you too know pretty well as all these services are Herculean tasks and as such, we are humbly and earnestly requesting and imploring that please kindly pray for the total augmentation of our respective ministry here in India. With pleasure, your physical presence here with us is highly solicited according to your tentative schedule and as per God’s Will. We will pray for your visit to India and its grand success. We do hope you may react peacefully and consider our this specific request with kind heart and also with prayerful outlook.

      It is our humble request please kindly visit once our ministry website with pleasure.

      Please pray for us as we pray for you. We shall await for your further the most valuable and prayerful response at an earliest with good anticipation and fervent hope.

      Thanking you Brother,

      Yours in His Mighty Name,


    24. Hello dear in Christ ,

      I Greet you in the name of our lord Jesus christ .i am Director of Spread the word ministries Pakistan My name is Faisal Saleem i am from Pakistan . i would like to tell you all about our ministry work here . we working here with 18 Orphans children we helping Orphans for food , shelter , clothes , education and everything here . i would like to tell you that we distribute here free bibles and we preaching the words of God here in other Villages , cities and othe town we want to preach the words of God all the Corner of Pakistan . i like to tell you that we support other poor and disabled peoples also here . we love to work for God . i request you please keep in touch and keep our ministry work the Orphans children in your prayer . we need a lot of prayer and support !

      i would like to tell you that i found your website by God and i would like to say that we really like your ministy work very much .you are doing wonderful work for God . we will keep you and your all ministry member and your all work in your prayer . God bless you more and more . i want to say that we want to Partnership with you here in Pakistan . i want to work with you . because we need some support and it will be great if you will work here with us in Pakistan . we are keep praying about it please you also pray ok . i am waiting for your back e-mail i hope to hear from you soon . God bless you and God be with you always .

      Evangelist : Faisal Saleem
      webiste : http://www.spreadthewordministries.webs.com/
      Pakistan .

    25. InspireWear says:

      I have a ministry of spreading God’s love through out t shirts. We really believe that you become what you wear and so that why InspireWear has been working tirelessly to spread His Majesty’s love and try to change the world one shirt at a time. We are a for profit organization so right now we have embarked upon a project InspireFAITH where we try to raise donations to package shirts and send to our ‘little friends’ in different parts of the world need that little spark to ignite the FLAME OF JESUS in their souls. We hope to team up with Harvest Ministry when we have gathered enough resources to complete the success of this project. May God pour out bountiful blessings on Harvest Ministry. Stay Blessed!

    26. Amen!!! How is the ministry and the kids doings? The Lord is in control, keep moving on and it’s well

    27. Dear Sir, Rev

      Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
      We thank God the father of our lord Jesus Christ for He caused us to know about you and your mission for such a time like this. We are glad for what He is doing in your life and mission which is a blessing to the body of Christ. We are will always continue to pray for you because of the desire God has given you to do the work of God and also your materials you give our freely to the glory of God. I was seeking the face of God for a pastors to cover me, because I know that as a pastor myself, I needed a covering. Several Pastors came up while I was searching but the Lord directed me to you. Because as it is written, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14. I came to know you and your Ministry through your web site . So because of this I have no hesitation in contacting you to be a father to me. I can experience it in my spirit that we have a kindred spirit and you are a man of God with integrity.I came to contact you through your web site

      So there Sir I wants to work with you in the ministry and also to be a son in the lord to you. I am trusting and believing the Lord that you will accept me has your Son in the Lord.

      Sir, by the special grace of God I want to extend an Invitation to you and the ministry as we will be having a National Conference in July 2011 for Pastors and Church Leaders for which we want you to come and be a blessing to the Body of Christ and the nation as whole.

      we were inspire by the Holy Spirit to deal with the little orphan children and widow because of the 11 years of war that we went through in Sierra Leone . This has given us the mandate to take care of the orphan and widow. We have about two hundred fifty orphans and widows which are taken care of every month.

      The Ministry here in Sierra Leone started in 2004, from that time and now us thank God for what he has done in our mist and also we have about three branches and six pastors. We are a Bible believing church which believes in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and also the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We also have pictures of the ministry here with us.

      Sir i will be waiting to hear from you and the ministry as we will be shearing with you more about our ministry soon.
      May the Lord richly continue to bless and prosper you and your ministry in Jesus name?
      Prayerfully hoping to hear from you soon.

      Rev Andrew And Pastor (Mrs.) Doris Bobor
      Promise Faith Center Church
      P.O. Box 1099
      4b Old Railway Line
      Freetown, Sierra Leone,
      West Africa.
      Tell: +232-77-966-041 or 232-78-447-144

    28. Thank you Pastor, for the kind words of blessing. May God bless you mission work also.

    29. By the grace of God I am a missionary and the president/founder of Favour orphans foundation a christian NGO, I thank God for what He is using you people to do in the ministry, keep it up and I pray God will continue to enlarge you coast in JESUS NAME, AMEN!!!

    30. We feel to stand with you in this ministry,
      may God give you extra grace,
      Hope to hear from you.

      Willie George. E

    31. JaneRadriges says:

      Hi, interest post. I’ll write you later about few questions!

    32. Rev. Sebanstian Ombima,

      May your time of ministry in the U.S. be blessed and anointed. Remember that God is your source, and that people need to hear from the insight into God’s word and the international perspective that you can allow them to “see” through your preaching. One thing we have found is that people respond much more to a VISION, rather than to a NEED. People know that there are many horrible and overwhelming needs; but if they hear of a vision and see a genuine heart that is honest and trustworthy, God will speak to people’s hearts.

    33. It was so good to view your website! I am from Kenya and currently visiting the US. One of the things I have been doing is to preach and sing. Visit http://www.woreminc.com to view my video as i minister in Oregon. We also have an orphanage in Kenya and am interested in working with you. God bless you for your efforts in supporting orphans.


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