In light the Putin’s decision to ban Americans from adopting children from Russia, I wrote a blogpost about the need to train indigenous pastors and leaders to care for orphans in their country/region. Rick Morton said the same thing at his blog before I did.
How do we train them? Well, we need to do many things. One of them of course, is to put resources in their hands. For this reason, I’m excited to see Orphanology now in Russian! While this is just one small step in the process, I’m delighted to see it. Big thanks to the translators, Rick Morton (my good friend and co-author), and the publishers at New Hope.
In addition to the Russian version, we also have an Italian version in the works. Pray that it will also have a lasting impact.
The double blessing of getting these books in these languages is that Orphanology not only speaks about orphan care in practical ways, but it also teaches the life-changing gospel. Pray that the gospel will be made known as the doctrine of adoption is taught, and that individuals will embrace Christ as Savior, and call God “Abba.”