Biblical mandate to rescue and care for children
The scriptures contain numerous admonishments to us, as followers of Christ, to provide for the care and safety of children. Asia Heartbeat's mission seeks to put "feet to these commands" through our ministry in the country of Myanmar.
Consider the following:
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...
James 1:22-24, 27 (NIV)
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19:14 (NIV)
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers... Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3: 16-18 (NIV)