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March 15, 2017

ROOTED: Hope for Struggling Parents (+ an exciting giveaway!)

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Sometimes we need wisdom and counsel on how to parent our children well who come with unique or difficult pasts. If you are a parent who is: 1) facing challenges, 2) struggling to parent or love your child well, or 3) looking to develop a gospel-driven focus to the way you raise your child, ROOTED is for you. ROOTED is an online training course featuring 14 videos and a printed study guide that provide gospel-centered support for adoptive and foster families—designed specifically for families, orphan ministries, counselors, and adoption agencies. This online course includes teaching from Dr. Paul David Tripp, Dr. Voddie Baucham, and a host of Christian doctors, psychologists, therapy experts, and foster/adoptive parents. Endorsement “As an adoptee and an adoptive parent, I viewed each video through both lenses, marveling how each lesson could so accurately identify pain points and introduce solutions through the iron grid of grace-saturated Scriptural truth. This team doesn’t hold back–either in speaking to great needs or … Continue reading

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February 6, 2017

What Do Valentine’s Day and Christmas Have in Common? | Cambodia Update

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Holidays allow us to celebrate, but also to redeem opportunities for sharing God’s love and making new connections. In countries like Cambodia where many people do not yet know about Christmas, believers take the opportunity to celebrate Jesus’ birth long into the new year. In Bangpli, Thailand, for instance, Pastor Vino and his church people are still taking full advantage of using gift boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene products, and tiny toys to develop new connections with children and families in need. For Pastor Vino, the Christmas holiday is a tool to share the love of Jesus with those who still need it. HELP A CHILD IN NEED The good news? Children of migrant workers from previously unreached construction sites are now joining the learning center at the church, and whole families are coming to evening worship services to hear more about the love of Christ that has captured the heart of Pastor … Continue reading

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January 2, 2017

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Show Love to the Fatherless

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With a new year comes new opportunities to do things we’ve always wanted to do but never done. If you’re in the habit of writing New Year’s Resolutions, consider adding some or all of these to your list. 1. Sponsor a child. Christian-based child sponsorship has incredible potential to change a child’s entire life and eternal future. By sponsoring a child, you have the opportunity to help someone overcome poverty–which in turn can save future generations the heartache of family disruption and other devastating loss. Better still, with Christian programs, children are taught the truth about God and the fact that Jesus loves them. Many monthly sponsorship programs cost the equivalent of one trip out to dinner with the family, yet the long-term benefits are enormous. Learn more. 2. Take a foster care class. For many of us, our hearts have been stirred for the foster care community but we don’t know where to … Continue reading

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August 26, 2016

Orphan Sunday: 5 Ways You Can Make a Difference

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November 13, 2016. Christians around the world will observe Orphan Sunday and will stand in solidarity for the vulnerable. Many churches will highlight James 1:27 and renew their commitment to visit orphans in their affliction. Whether you are a church member or a member of church staff, you have an opportunity to join believers in standing for the orphan on this important day. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: 1. PRAY. Ask God to direct your church leadership as they decide how to care for vulnerable children and families. Pray for Christians to reflect God’s love at home and abroad. Pray for the needs of the fatherless. 2. PLAN. November will be here before we know it. We’ve got resources to help you communicate with church leadership, and we can wholehearted recommend the tools offered by Christian Alliance for Orphans as well. Regardless of what you choose to do, start planning now so November … Continue reading

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August 15, 2016

Meet David | Cambodia

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Your prayerful support helps take the hope of the gospel to children in need. Meet one of those children. David is the son of migrant construction workers from Myanmar. He has been a part of Pastor Vino’s church and learning center for the past year. In addition to growing physically and mentally through the education and nutrition initiatives at the church, David is quickly developing into a strong leader. Slow to speak but quick to pray, David leads by example through exhibiting gentleness and kindness with the other children. He loves times of worship in the church and leads his family in worship each night at their camp on the construction site. Recently, David shared a testimony of answered prayer. After missing the daily truck that came to pick up him and other children from their camp at the construction site, David decided to walk the 4 kilometers (approximately 2.5 miles) to … Continue reading

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February 15, 2016

Come See What God Is Doing! | Cambodia Update

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Enjoy this update from our Cambodia team– We praise God for the provision of a new truck for the project in Bangpli, Thailand! The truck was sold for only 55,000 baht (around $1500) by a Christian Thai man who felt led to help the church. We rejoice over the baptism of 7 children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia! Having been discipled in the church for many months now, Pastor Somnang waited to baptize the children until they were all sure of their decision to follow Christ and were able to show evidence of growth in the knowledge of the Lord. The vision of these children becoming leaders of their generation is coming to fruition as they are not only each growing individually and inside their familiar community in the church but are also each actively engaged in the ministry with Pastor Somnang in reaching out to the many children living in the … Continue reading

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July 2, 2015

Singles and Orphan Care: Husband Not Required

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  You’re single. You have a heart for orphans and want to get involved. You’re excited about the opportunity God has given you to follow after Him wholeheartedly and can barely believe you’ve been blessed with the freedom to seek adventure and take risks without the divided commitment of a spouse … right? Ok, so some days it may not feel that way. But it’s true! In 1 Corinthians 7 Paul tells us the married man is divided between following God’s call and his wife. This tells us that if you are unmarried, you have the freedom to run hard after the passions and gifts God has given you! No holding back. How exciting is that! The frustrating part of orphan care is that it is primarily a family ministry. People without families who desire to serve find themselves lost in how to even begin. I can’t adopt–I’m not married. I … Continue reading

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