Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. – Isaiah 1:17
Project 1:17 was formed in 2014 as a group of Christ followers came together and joined their voices to speak out for fatherless children.
Project 1:17 works to bring aid to fatherless children and widows in Ethiopia through financial support and face to face visits. Over the past five years our team has developed relationships with local Ethiopian churches, ministries, orphan homes, & shelters that focus on sharing love and support to orphans and those in need and work to give a hand up by giving opportunities for self-sufficiency.
In an effort to bring attention and relief to the fatherless in North Dakota, the “Be the Family” foster care advocacy initiative is ongoing. The hope and prayer of Project 1:17 is that their would be a waiting list of families ready for children instead of a list of kids needing to be placed in safe, loving homes.