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Equipping the Church to Care for Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 22, 2017  /   Posted in Advocacy, Churches, Ministry Updates, Parenting

By: Haley Hisle Those who provide care within a school and church setting spend a lot of time with children and adolescents and can have a profound influence. These people volunteer in many different roles to help look after children while a parent is in a small group or church service. Heather Sewell, Ministry Development

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Saturday Boost!!

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 10, 2017  /   Posted in Together in the Trenches

submitted by Barbara-Joy Meredith Do we ever feel fully ready to take that leap of faith, to set out and embrace that big, new change in our life? I am beginning to wonder if we ever do, but then again, that is why it is called faith and trust. At times, I say I am

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Educating Kids from Hard Places

Posted by Heather Sewell on June 01, 2017  /   Posted in Jubilee Academy, Ministry Updates

“Jubilee Academy equips students spiritually, academically, socially, physically, and emotionally, to live with a Biblical worldview, so that they may impact the culture for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Jubilee Academy staff teaches their students from more than just an academic perspective. “We look at the entire person, so we educate students in a way

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Saturday Boost!!

Posted by Heather Sewell on April 01, 2017  /   Posted in Together in the Trenches

Good Morning, Trench Mamas! We are in full swing of registration and just love seeing women’s names added to our attendee list!  We see old and new friends and are just thrilled to see you all in October! Know that we pray for each of you by name.  You are doing an amazing work in

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Orphan Care Alliance brings Jubilee Academy into its Ministry Family 

Posted by Heather Sewell on March 12, 2017  /   Posted in Jubilee Academy, Ministry Updates

Written By: Becky Raver When OCA Executive Director Darren Washausen and his wife, Stacia began searching for a more effective educational choice for their son, Jubilee Academy came to their attention. Enrolling their son in this school was not only an answer to prayer, but also the beginning of a deeper relationship between Orphan Care

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The orphan, the widow and me

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 27, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Adoption Support, Churches

Adoption is expensive. In fact, it’s the main reason families don’t even consider adopting. That is until the Both Hands model came along… Join JT Olson, author and founder of Both Hands, for a night of stories, fellowship and inspiration. After losing his parents in a car accident in his youth, JT knew in an

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Foster Care Is…

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 20, 2017  /   Posted in Adoption, Events, Family Support, Foster Care

Foster care doesn’t have to be “plan B.” My husband and I did not pursue foster care because of an inability to have biological children. We also didn’t do it because we are special or possess a unique ability to remain unattached from children that come into our home. Our plan from the beginning was

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Together in the Trenches joins OCA ministry

Posted by Heather Sewell on February 19, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Together in the Trenches has come under the umbrella of Orphan Care Alliance! To say we are thrilled is an understatement!  OCA provides the structure, heart, resources and wisdom that Together in the Trenches has been seeking.  They have graciously agreed to make us a part of their organization under “Family Support”.  Our mission and

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