This weekend I will be in Atlanta, GA presenting a workshop on Sat morning and preaching Sun morning at Family by Faith Worship Center. Pray for me as I make final preparations as there are already over 50 folks signed up and many of those are unchurched families/couples. Below are the details of the workshop if you are in the area and would like to register:
“Financing Your Adoption in Challenging Times”
The workshop will include ideas, strategies and resources for making adoption
possible and affordable in these difficult financial times.
Featured presenter: Jason Kovacs
Director of Ministry Development for the ABBA Fund
Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
4200 North Point Parkway
CLICK HERE to REGISTER
Family by Faith Worship Center
The Abba Fund
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 770-355-0437
In our own adoption experience I found myself often rehearsing these verses as we were desperately trusting God for finances, strength, wisdom, and open doors. There are plenty of practical resources available but the gospel (the good news of what God has done and promised to do in Christ) is the greatest resource we have to sustain us and carry us through.
“God will generously provide all you need.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear…Look at the birds of they air; they do not sow or reap…and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:25-26
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.” I John 5:14-15
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:32
“Jesus said, “If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him” Matthew 7:11
God delights to show that He is able to provide so that we get the joy and He gets the glory as the giver!
Congratulations Show Hope! God is using you big time to move the church towards God’s heart for the fatherless and to enable families to adopt! My family is one of those families that has been blessed (maybe grant #1865?) It made my day to read that you gave your 2000th grant! Glory to God – He truly knows the eternal fruit that number represents!
Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife Mary Beth are well-known for their long legacy of advocating on behalf of the world’s orphans. Show Hope, the non-profit organization they founded, mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans. The ministry also provides waiting children with families by giving financial grants to those adopting, and Show Hope is proud to announce that they have recently given their 2000th grant to an adopting family!
Since its inception, Show Hope has financially helped provide forever homes for over 2,000 orphans from 40 countries, resulting in a truly worldwide impact. Yet, still so much more pecuniary assistance is needed. Their Adoption Aid Grant program receives at least 150 new adoption assistance financial grant requests each month. Currently, at an average financial grant of $3,000-$4,000, Show Hope is able to help roughly 25-35 families a month, far less than the requested amount, by 60%.
For more information, you can visit www.showhope.org