In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ,
according to the purpose of his will,
- Ephesians 1:5
Since the early days of our church we have felt the call of God to regularly emphasize the care of orphans to our congregation. We count it a privilege to have many in our church body who have taken up the call to adopt, foster, sponsor and support the underprivileged orphans of our region and around the world.
As an effort to aid more families through their journey of orphan care, below we have created a list of organizations, websites and resources to help give you some actionable steps toward supporting orphans in a way that God may be calling you. If you have additional questions, feel free to email email@example.com
Pastor Josh’s 2018 Orphan Sunday sermon
Hope International - https://www.hopeinternational.org
Domestic(Local) Adoption Agencies:
Hanna’s Hope - https://www.hannahs-hope.org
Agape Means Love - http://agapemeanslove.org/adoption-and-foster-care/
Life Choices - https://lifechoicesmemphis.org
“Orphanology” by Tony Merida - http://a.co/d/bCUQcjQ
“Adopted for Life” by Russell Moore - http://a.co/d/ikELIRx
In the state of Mississippi alone there are over 5,000 children in the foster care system. Over 200 of those live in Desoto, Tate & Marshall counties.
This page contains information about becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent in the state of Mississippi:
Rescue 100 is committed to recruiting, training and supporting foster families who provide loving homes for children in the Mississippi foster care system. There is a Rescue 100 Orientation Session coming up at Longview Point Church on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 — 6-7 p.m.
The Forgotten Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-forgotten-podcast/id1106738239?mt=2
Child sponsorship is a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of children in other countries who might never have the opportunities we have in the United States. There are many Christian-based companies that fund the education and well-being of these children and provide easy ways for sponsor families to interact with and pray for them.
Forgotten Children Ministries, the organization in Honduras that Redeemer members Bill & Jerri Edge work with on a yearly basis - http://www.fcmhonduras.org/sponsor-a-child
We encourage everyone to find ways to support those who Adopt, Foster & Sponsor. Here are a few opportunities within our church body to do so.
Chase & Katelyn Hairston Adoption Fundraiser (Orders end November 30, 2018): https://adopthope.bigcartel.com
Redeemer Adoption Fund - Select “Adoption Fund” on our giving page.