The real number of orphans: almost 5 billion

     How many orphans are there in the world?  It all depends on how we define "orphan".  Based on God's definition, everyone who has not repented of their sins and believed in His only son as their savior is an "orphan".  They have not been adopted into the eternal family of God.
     There are about 7 billion people living on our planet.  It's estimated that a little over 2 billion of us profess to be Christians.
     So how many orphans are there?  Almost 5 billion.
     As we approach this time of celebration of the birth of Christ, let us pray that millions and billions more of our fellow citizens on earth will recognize the amazing Gift that God gave to the world when He came to us as a little baby destined to be the savior of the world!

These older orphans in Belarus have disabilities from the world's perspective, but from God's perspective, they are adopted into His dear family and are no longer orphans!