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An Ambitious Vision? A World without Orphans

AN AMBITIOUS VISION? A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS
George Thomas - Christian Broadcasting Network

CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- There are an estimated 8 million children worldwide living in orphanages. Now a movement, led primarily by Christians, wants to change that dynamic and put those children in safe, stable and nurturing families.

It's an ambitious vision of a world without orphans, one that Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made his life's mission.

"The statistics show that if one or two Christian families will take one orphan, we will have a world without orphans," he told CBN News.

Mokhnenko is a pastor from Eastern Ukraine. In 1998, he saw first-hand the plight of children living on the streets and in orphanages in his hometown of Mariupol.

"I just didn't know how I could have left them on the streets. When I saw their eyes, I understood the Father's heart of God. It was a crazy idea, but I knew we had to do something," Mokhnenko said.

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