A Rumbling

There is rumbling in the church. A desire for more. A move out of complacency and away from comfort towards the needs of the world. A recognition that this world is not our home and yet in this world there are many who need a temporary earthly home.

I am deeply encouraged as I see in the evangelical church an awakening to the plight of the orphans globally and locally in our own country. Worldwide there are an estimated 132 million orphans, many of which are orphaned due to AIDS. In the United States alone there are over 500,000 children in the foster care system. Out of those children in the foster care system roughly 129,000 of them are available today for adoption.

Churches and individual believers around the country are not sitting idly by at the mention of these numbers. They are putting faces to them and changing lives by –

This stirring of interest in adoption and orphan care is not a new fad or new “minstry idea” either – it is pure, practical Gospel. James called it “pure and undefiled religion” (James 1:27). It is an expression of the Gospel and the very heart and character of God who again and again calls himself the Father of the fatherless (Psalm 68:5)

We have an incredible opportunity to join in what God is doing for His glory through orphan care and adoption. An amazing opportunity to increase our joy as we dive into God’s global purpose for our lives in this world as He ushers in His kingdom. A chance to transform the life of a child and in doing so, to minister to Jesus Himself (Matt 25:33-46).

Giving to a Local Church Adoption Ministry

Why give to a local church adoption ministry? Here’s part of Zach Nielsen’s answer to this important question:

When I write a check to my local church adopting family,
or to the church’s adoption fund, I know that I will get to observe and
perhaps participate in God-centered justice for the weak and voiceless
in a very personal way. There is a strong tie between relationships and
resources and our church is strengthened as we pursue justice in the
world TOGETHER.

Read the whole post.

ABBA Fund in WORLD Magazine

WORLD Magazine recently highlighted how churches around the country are establishing church adoption funds. Click on the image below to read the full article.

To find out more information on how the ABBA Fund can partner with your church to establish an adoption fund click here.

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