Imagine a nation full of Christians providing homes for fatherless children. Each child has a home. Each has a family.
It wouldn’t be an easy life for the Christian, but it would be a life mirroring our great God who welcomes us all into his family. It couldn’t be about fame or credibility. After all, we are not the rescuers.
Mirroring God’s heart and spending ourselves, our time and our love for fatherless children shows the world that we are living for others, and that we trust our God who gives graciously to his children. Our God gives grace, mercy and life in abundance.
Be challenged this weekend to choose one thing. Choose one action and then do it, even if it is a simple one. Prepare a meal for a foster family. Invite an adoptive family into your home and share dessert. Pick up that conversation you had about welcoming children into your home. The harvest is plenty.
Each fall, OCA presents an Adoption and Foster Care seminar to provide a first step for families to pursue adoption. OCA believes that James 1:27 mandates Christians to care for fatherless children. This event is a no pressure opportunity for singles, couples and families to explore the depths of international adoption, foster care/foster to adopt, domestic adoption & embryo adoption. Professionals and licensed agencies will be in attendance hosting exhibitor tables and leading riveting breakout sessions.
As a ministry, OCA equips Christians and connects them to opportunities to care for fatherless children. This free educational seminar is just one way for OCA to equip Christians to fulfill the mandate in James 1:27.
Although this seminar focuses on adoption and foster care, OCA welcomes everyone to care for fatherless children. If you desire to come alongside adoptive families and offer support, we invite you to join us on September 17. Learn about the different types of adoption, financial implications and the home study process from local faith-based agencies and our friends at DCBS.
As Christians, we are all advocates. Advocates on behalf of the gospel. Advocates on behalf of hurting families and orphaned children. Who understands what it is like to be orphaned better than a Christian. We have all been adopted into God’s family (Romans 8:15). Supporting families fulfills our call to care. So, whether you have been on the fence about adoption, have a family member or church acquaintance journeying toward adoption, come. Come experience this seminar and be filled up with gospel teaching and educational breakout sessions to better understand the process of adoption and foster care.