Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world (James 1:27).
The PURE ministry demonstrates pure, undefiled faith in Jesus by caring for the orphan.
We believe that God loves the fatherless and the orphan and commands us to follow His example in caring for them.
We long to see individuals, families, and the GBC church body caring for orphans as an integral part of their faith in Jesus.
But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless...O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more (Psalm 10:14, 17-18).
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute (Psalm 82:3).
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause (Isaiah 1:17).
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land (Psalm 68:5-6).