Cry of the Orphan-Foster Care Prayer Vigil

8 05 2012

Cry of the Orphan. Take some time to join with others in prayer for children in the foster care system from May 20-27. This link will tell you a little more.

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Disregarding Children Destroys Your Soul

3 08 2011

Disregarding, demeaning or devaluing children destroys your soul. If you don’t believe me, consider Jesus’ encounter with children in Mark 10:13-16.

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.

Crowds of people were attracted to Jesus. And there was something about him that stirred them to bringing their children to him. Now Jesus was a busy man, and his disciples were protective of their master, not wanting pesky distractions to get in the way of his important work. So naturally, they assumed children couldn’t possibly be on Jesus’ agenda. Wow, were they wrong, or what? Check out Jesus’ response,

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

The word indignant is a feeling of intense displeasure toward what is unjust and insulting. Jesus was personally and gravely insulted. Jesus considered this to be a serious injustice not merely an inadequate way of thinking. God is just. Injustice, or sin, deserves punishment or just consequence. To justify is to clear of guilt and to remove the deserved punishment. When Jesus was indignant, he was essentially showing the severity of what happens when people push children away. Those people are at serious risk of missing the kingdom of God-indeed of losing their soul. To be justified, we must have faith like a child. Jesus then goes on and reinforces just how serious he is,

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

To disregard children is to disregard the heart of God. Children are a reminder to freely cling to our Father. Unless we value children as God does, we won’t have the proper understanding that brings us to eternal joy in the family of God as his beloved children.

If that’s not powerful enough, then include orphaned and destitute children into your thinking. The horrors children face each day is despicable. Even worse is the fact that people everywhere turn a blind eye and do nothing to help. Yes, disregarding children destroys your soul.

REGARDING CHILDREN AS JESUS DOES SAVES YOUR SOUL!

Have you blessed a child lately?

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End the Wait Tour 2011: Conversations about Adoption

17 02 2011

End the Wait Tour 2011.

Considering adoption in Canada? You may be interested to know that Focus on the Family is helping believers care for orphans. Check out the event link above.





Ed Stetzer: Dan Cruver on Small Churches and Adoption

2 02 2011

Ed Stetzer – Thursday Is for Thinkers: Dan Cruver on Small Churches and Adoption.

A must read! The church MUST be about adoption and orphan care.





Chat Show (Vol.1, Iss.6): Trading Cards and Orphans in Kenya

11 09 2010

There is stuff to talk about even though I didn’t receive any submissions from kids this week. Parents: if you have any questions you want your kids to ask for you, have them fill out a form (wink, wink).

Announcements: New Bible Reading Challenge for the Fall (go here). Great Adventure Cards (new trading card program; parents click here for some information about this fun and meaningful program).

Adventures in Missions: Simon and Stacy were two orphan children in Kenya not knowing where to find food. A pastor and his wife picked them to join their new home for orphans. God wants us to care for orphans. To see them sing go to www.clubhousejr.com.





Hope is Fading: Animated Short on Plight of Orphans

15 06 2010

Click this link: Hope is Fading





Get Informed About the Orphan Crisis

14 06 2010

Photo from http://www.togetherforadoption.com

Around the world children are crying. They have no home. Their parents cannot afford to provide food or other basic necessities. They need families. There is a biblical mandate to care for orphans. 163 000 000 children around the world are orphans. In Sarnia there are only 92 foster homes and there is continuous need for more.

What can be done? Well to start, get informed by viewing the following forum on orphans and adoption.

Saddleback Civil Forum on Orphans and Adoption








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