By 2015 it was estimated that there were over 150 million orphans on the planet (Children who had lost either one or both parents). Just as important are the millions of children who at some point have suffered  a disconnection with parents, who are unable to be with their children for various reasons.

To ‘Fight for the Fatherless’ is something that God says all Christians should do, to represent his heart as a Father towards all children but especially the most vulnerable. Maybe you’re a child who has both parents but there are still times when you feel completely alone, well know that God’s desire is to be a Father to you as well and so that’s also why we are here.

The reality is that there are millions of children in our world just like you, who deserve nothing less than the same love, care and commitment from others that every parent would give to their own children.

We decided in 2017 that others who believed this, including our fellow International Athletes, some of whom had been orphaned or disconnected from their parents themselves , could inspire and lead every adult to ‘Fight for the Fatherless’. At the same time we decided that we could encourage, guide and inspire you through our messages, achievements and stories, which we began sharing with you every day on Social media and that’s how our story began.

Jason Barnett

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Orphan Sunday Message

As a part of Orphan Sunday our Fight for the Fatherless family put together a special message from some of the Athletes for all of you.

Orphan Sunday is a day when Christians from all over the World, stand together to be a voice for Orphans and the Fatherless and all children who may have lost or become disconnected from a parent or parents. Together we’re able to  look at the many ways that we can carry out the plans that God has to ensure, that every child can be part of a family one day.

What does the Bible say about Orphans and the Fatherless?

Psalm 10: 17-18

You, Lord, hear the desire of the troubled; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed.

Psalm 68: 5

A Father to the fatherless, is God in his holy dwelling. He sets the lonely in families

Psalm 82: 3-4

Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; stand up for the rights of the troubled and the poor. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hands of bad people.”

Psalm 146: 9

He takes care of the orphan and the widow, but he frustrates bad people along their way.

Proverbs 31: 8 (NLT)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless and see that they get justice.

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