The Gospel & Foster Care

In recent weeks, I’ve been wading in even more concerning foster care.  Our city, state, and country are in desperate need of foster families.

The video above tells a story of a foster family with the gospel as the focus.

If you would desire more information on foster care, we hope you can join us for our Homes for Hope meeting.

Homes for Hope

There are 153 million orphans worldwide.  While that number is overwhelming, there is something you can do about one of them.

Your one life can change one life.

You are invited to attend a Homes for Hope information session which will educate and equip you about how you can help the orphans of this world.

On this evening, you will learn how you can help with:

  • International adoption
  • Domestic adoption
  • Sex trafficking victims
  • Foster care
  • Respite care
  • Financial support
  • Group home support

Please plan to attend.  This night will be a great introduction for many and a tangible list of next steps for all of us.

We will meet at the Family Life Center at North Side Baptist Church on Thursday, November 13th from 6:30-8:00.

Help us provide homes for hope.

Hopewood Haven Grand Opening

South Carolina does not have a home to restore young ladies from the sex trafficking industry.

That changes Nov. 13.

On Thursday, Nov. 13th at our Homes for Hope gathering, we will cut the ribbon on the first safe house and commission this ministry.

I got to shoot the video above from inside the home as final preparations are being made.  Can’t wait to see all God does here!

Homes for Hope Meeting

There are 153 million orphans worldwide.  While that number is overwhelming, there is something you can do about one of them.

Your one life can change one life.

You are invited to attend a Homes for Hope information session which will educate and equip you about how you can help the orphans of this world.

On this evening, you will learn how you can help with:

  • International adoption
  • Domestic adoption
  • Sex trafficking victims
  • Foster care
  • Respite care
  • Financial support
  • Group home support

Please plan to attend.  This night will be a great introduction for many and a tangible list of next steps for all of us.

We will meet at the Family Life Center at North Side Baptist Church on Thursday, November 13th from 6:30-8:00.

Help us provide homes for hope.

Your One Life Can Change One Life

There are 153 million orphans worldwide.  While that number is overwhelming, there is something you can do about one of them.

Your one life can change one life.

You are invited to attend a Homes for Hope information session which will educate and equip you about how you can help the orphans of this world.

On this evening, you will learn how you can help with:

  • International adoption
  • Domestic adoption
  • Sex trafficking victims
  • Foster care
  • Respite care
  • Financial support
  • Group home support

Please plan to attend.  This night will be a great introduction for many and a tangible list of next steps for all of us.

We will meet at the Family Life Center at North Side Baptist Church on Thursday, November 13th from 6:30-8:00.

Help us provide homes for hope.

Homes for Hope (What a Year!)

Homes for Hope was started at North Side in 2010. After a message on orphan care in December 2009, we were overwhelmed with the response of families wanting to help out. The interest was so great that Jeff Lethco told me to figure out a way to organize this so we can help people regularly.  The mission behind Homes for Hope is to make orphan care simple. If you have ever attempted to get through the paperwork attached to orphan care, you understand that sounds like an absurd statement. We can’t make orphan care easy, but we can make it simple. Our goal as a ministry is to provide logical steps in the 5 major ways to get involved.

James 1:27 commands us to care for orphans: “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress…” There are many ways to help rescue the 143,000,000 orphans in the world. Here’s how our church is assisting people:

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A Different Look

Week 2 of leading worship on crutches.  If that poor stool can make it through today, it can make it through anything!  This cast has made me realize I’m a bit more of a dancer than I realize I actually was 😉

Today, we continued on through Ephesians as we studied:

A Different Look (Eph. 4:17-32) – As a Christian, we are called to lay aside the old self and have a completely different look.  We are no longer to live in our former ignorance, but we are to shine differently than before.

Today’s message was great.  Amazing how God’s Word, written years ago, still has so much power for us today!  The point Jeff ended on was so powerful.  He taught how Paul taught in Ephesians that we are to get together before we try to get holy.  You would think you should get holy before coming to church, but this progression teaches us to get around each other in order to make us holy.

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