Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Father's Heart

Few things make a father's heart prouder than seeing his children grasp the values he has instilled in them. I was a proud father a few Sundays ago when my daughter Julie stood in front of the church and told the story of her adoption. She not only told her story, but challenged the church to care for the orphans of our world.

Father's Heart is a new ministry of New Life Church that encourages Christians to have the "Father's heart" for orphans in our world. James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." There are lots of ways we can "look after" the orphans in our world. Yes, some people need to consider adoption as a way of embracing God's heart for orphans. However, there are also lots of other big and small ways you can help.

On Tuesday evening, April 3rd at 6:30 PM @ New Life Riverfalls, the Father's Heart Ministry Team will be hosting a free informational dinner. You are invited to come and hear more about this ministry and discover how you can be involved in embracing God's heart for orphans. Please contact Mark and Molly Hanson at MarkMolly@comcast.net to RSVP.

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