This past Monday, January 22nd was National Sanctity of Human Life Day. This day was first set aside in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan when he issued a proclamation which designated January 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. This proclamation was in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion-on-demand in all 50 states on January 22nd, 1973. We have dedicated the entire month of January as the Sanctity of Life month. This is how we celebrate the theme and ways you can be involved.
How We Celebrate The Sanctity Of Life
There have always been threats to human life and they seem to be increasing in number and use. That’s why at Orphan Care Alliance, we have set aside the month of January as the Sanctity of Life month. Our mission is more important than ever in the day and age of abortion and other modern threats to the sanctity of life.
At the heart of who we are, we desire every mother to keep her child. We equip Christians to care for fatherless children and preserve families. We desire to see every child have a home and know the love of a family with the body of Christ leading the efforts.
We believe that life is from God, and is a gift of God, and therefore is sanctified by God. We believe humans are created in the likeness of God and that all children bear the image of God regardless of ability. When we respect the sanctity of life, we mirror God’s compassion for life, for His children.
How Our Programs Celebrate The Sanctity Of Life
Life Coaching. Our Life Coaches walk alongside 12- to 18-year-olds in order to prepare them for responsibility and sustainability once they age out of the foster care system. Through normal activities of life, Life Coaches create a strong bond that will last a lifetime. See what Lorri and Krystal’s relationship looks like.
Kids’ Care Closet. This program provides care packs to children entering the foster care system. In Jefferson County, 12- to 17-year-olds are the biggest age group who enter the system followed by 6- to 11-year-olds. We would love to provide items for every child who enters the system to give them comfort in their time of need and support.
Safe Harbor. Our Care Coaches provide a supportive relationship to families who are going through a difficult time and connect parents to resources in the community. Care Families provide a safe and caring environment for children while their parent/guardian works through their season of crisis.
How you can be involved: pray! Pray that the church will boldly step up to take care of the most vulnerable group of kids in Kentuckiana. Also, pray that God will make it clear what your part in this ministry will be, whether giving financially or with your time. We always have a need for both.
OCA saw major growth and accomplishment in 2017. See the highlights here and consider prayerfully how to join us in 2018 for an even more successful and impactful year.