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October 29, 2012

Praying for Orphans – Day 1

In honor of the upcoming Orphan Sunday (November 4th), we are hosting a Prayer Campaign to prepare our hearts and minds for the day set aside to honor the orphaned, knowing that PRAYER is the best place to start! Sometimes it’s hard to put into words the plight of the orphan today. When we hear numbers like 153million as the amount of orphans there are worldwide, it goes way beyond our understanding.  Or what about the number of orphans just in our country alone?  Over 107,000 children are waiting to be adopted from the US foster care system.* Again, we struggle to really comprehend what that looks like. Sometimes we become numb to the numbers as facts and stats go in one ear and out the other. Why don’t those numbers make us jump into action?  What do those numbers really mean? They mean that ONE little girl in Guatamala has … Continue reading

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May 17, 2010

2010 National Foster Care Prayer Vigil

The National Foster Care Prayer Vigil is calling followers of Christ together across the country this week (May 16-23) to cry out to God on behalf of children and youth in our nation’s foster care system, their families, their workers, and the church as it responds to the needs of those involved in the foster care system. A prayer vigil can take on many forms. It can be a formal, church-wide event, or it can be an informal gathering with your family after dinner. In fact, the possibilities are endless.  A prayer vigil can be: Part of a regular Bible study group in your home Part of a regular Community Group meeting Part of a Sunday School class A prayer walk through your city A gathering of friends at a park, or the beach A lunchtime gathering with co-workers Whatever and wherever you want it to be Please join us in committing to … Continue reading

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February 17, 2010
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How can my church become more ‘adoption-friendly’?

World Magazine article, Look After Orphans (Paul Golden, January 30, 2010), presents 20 proactive ways in which your church can answer the call to ‘look after orphans in their distress’ (James 1:27) Here are some highlights: #1–‘Pray that you and your church would become adoption-friendly’ #4–‘Make adoption resources available to the church’ #10–‘Create a standing chruch fund for adoption costs’ #16–‘Sponsor a child’ Want to know more? Read the article online or join us on our Facebook fan page as we feature these 20 ways in the next 20 days!    

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