Project 147.


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The website you are on is no ordinary website.  This blog is not just a blog.  No, it's much more than that.   This is something big, a project that was started because of small seeds of compassion that had been planted by God in the hearts of five young ladies.  Through blogging and emailing, we have collaborated and are ready for anything.

Our mission? James 1:27.

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

We want to keep ourselves from being polluted by the world.  To look after the widows.  And we hope to use this website as a tool to look after orphans.  To love them.  That is how this website started.  Not because of us, but because of them.
There are an estimated 147 million orphans worldwide.  Yes, there are differing statistics, but you can not ignore the fact that there are millions of children who have never known the love of a parent. 
Together, we want to help them experience that love.  We want to raise awareness in hopes that these children (and adults) will know not just the love of those around the world as we take a stand, but that they will always know the love of our heavenly Father.

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When I read a number like 147 million, I honestly cannot comprehend its size.  Not many people can, I suppose.  We're not claiming that we can either.  But we do know this: one hundred forty seven million is a huge number, and it's because we know this that we've started Project 147.  We know we don't have all the answers, but if we could somehow, in someway lower that incomprehensible number, than this project is worth it.  All the work and prayers and money will have a purpose.  We know there's only so much five girls can do, but if we can do something, why not do this?  

~Olivia

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Many people think they cannot make a difference in the world. Many people know that there are many orphans, many homeless people, many hungry, starving, and dying people in the world...but they don't think there's anything they can do about it. Many teens think they are too young to be able to change anything, so they don't even try.
But not us.
1 Timothy 4:12 says, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." I believe that kids, teens, and adults today can make a difference - a huge difference in the lives of orphans. Will you join us?

~Talia

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When I think “Project 147”, I think of several key words. Advocating. Love. Hope. That is our purpose. We are standing up for the forgotten through both the website and our blog. We want to raise awareness. We want to direct people to various ways in which they too can stand up for and advocate for over 147,000,000 precious kiddos across the globe who lack what most of us take for granted. And I cannot see what God does through us and the website. Welcome to Project 147.

~Caitlin 
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Project 147 is an incredible website.   All the authors of this blog have been adopted by our heavenly Father, and have been blessed with the gift of parents here on earth.  But the mind boggling truth is there are an estimated 147 million worldwide who have no one to work hard for them, to tuck them in at night, to love them.
We want to change that.  Yes, we may only be a handful of young girls, but we can reach others: children, adults, boys, girls, men, women, teens.  Together, we can bring down this number.  We are here to offer resources to help you get started, write eye-opening blog posts, interview those impacted by adoption, and to love the unloved. I do hope you'll join us.

~Natalia

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Project 147 is like a dream come true.  Literally.  I dreamt of one day having a website all about orphans, and one day, I got a lovely email from a lovely lady who helped make this thing happen.  This idea had been stuck in my head for the past four months, and I couldn't get it to go away.  I knew it was meant to be.  To me, Project 147 is like an adventure, and I can't wait to continue on this journey.  Orphans and adoption have been close to my heart for many years now, and it just feels so natural and so meant to be to be here in the midst of four other like-minded girls trying to speak up for the forgotten.  I hope you are encouraged from this website.  I hope you are moved.  I hope the Lord stirs something in your heart to give you a love for orphans, too.

~Emma


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Everyone of these girls has worked hard the past few weeks to get everything together for this moment.  When this would no longer be something to keep to ourselves, a small dream... but a reality that others could help us make happen.  There is so much to be said.
There are orphans, and it's wrong.  

Even if you think you can't make a difference, you can.  By clicking the follow button, spreading the word and praying for your eyes to be opened as you visit our website and read our blog.  You can donate to keep this website running and guest post to reach others.


Thank you so much for your support. Our prayer is that our readers will be encouraged and inspired to make a difference, and above all, that Christ would be glorified through everything. xoxo.

Jennoelle  – (April 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM)  

you girls are awesome. honestly, I had never really thought about adoption until last month during my spring break, when I traveled around the state of Florida doing pro-life outreach & advocating for the unborn. I know that doesn't seem to have anything to do with this on the surface, but so many kids that are otherwise aborted could be saved by giving them up for adoption. so it got me to thinking about that possibility of adoption someday, to save children from that fate. so, keep up the good work. (:

happyflower  – (April 4, 2012 at 11:05 AM)  

This is a beautiful blog and I KNOW it will go places!

xoxo
-Jemima

Kiera (: ♥  – (April 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM)  

This is SO COOL!!! I know God is going to do great things through this :D so excited to see this project grow!!!

Building Bridges to Orphans  – (April 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM)  

You girls are amazing! Love your heart for the orphan and raising adoption awareness! You will make a huge impact!
Blessings!
Jenny

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