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Sunday, October 18, 2009

How Will God Use YOU?

That was the question we asked our church body today as we launched a brand new ministry named "Loved By Choice", a foster care and adoption ministry!! We have a website that is brand new and under construction but we hope to have some pretty neat stuff on it this week. I have been pretty busy making the presentation video and planning for the presentation of the ministry today so that explains the lack of computer presence I have had lately. But the presentation went great and we have a big group of folks signed up to come to the info seminar we will be having on November 14th at our church. We are presenting info about being a foster, adoptive or wrap-around family which is one who could provide all kinds of support to foster and adopting families and children. This has been a long time in the making to get this ministry going and God finally brought it to fruition and we are really excited about where it will go and how many lives will be affected by it. There are 4 of us that were the "development team", if you will, 3 of whom have adopted internationally and one of whom is a social worker with our Department of Social Services and who works with foster care, and ALL 4 of whom love Jesus and want to be obedient to His call to "defend the cause of the fatherless" (Isaiah 1:17). God is on the move at our church and working in the hearts of His people and as we said to our church family today, YOU are God's plan for the orphan. How will God use YOU?


Are These Kids All Yours? said...

AMEN! Love it...continue to want God to keep using me- over and over. No matter how tough it is some days :)

be_a_Mary said...

That is so exciting!! I love it!!

Troy said...

That is GREAT!! I can't wait to see how God uses it for His glory.

The McBrides said...

I just found your blog through the AGCI list serv. We are one of the families waiting to hear back on our court today... hope it isn't 6 days! i would think I was dying!
love hearing this post... My husband and I work for Hope for Orphans...a ministry of FamilyLIfe. we love hearing what other churches are doing!! awesome...
do you know about orphan Sunday? I'm sure you do... it's nov 8th. would love to stay in touch with what's going on in Blacksburg... My hubby's from Richmond.
Praying things go amazing on the 14th!