Our pastors and elders have been praying for years about how the Church could serve the orphan. Last week, we started a 3 week series called “Adoption” that is meant to teach us about our Father’s love for us and what it has called us to do.
I encourage you to check it out here: http://austinstone.org/resources/sermons
Also, our church, which founded The For The City Center here in Austin, has launched a Foster Care Initiative. With about 244 orphans who are adoptable in Austin and over 500 churches, there should not be waiting children!!! There should be waiting parents. This morning, this statistic was shared: if 1 in 50 proclaiming Christians adopted an orphan, the Church would take care of the orphan crisis. The crisis of over 147 million orphans world wide. Dear Austinites and friends across the state, let’s start in our cities!
Check out the initiative here: http://www.forthecity.org/fostercare