This year has certainly been a challenging one. However, I am reminded of one of our previous church ministry themes which was simply “God Provides.” Philippians 4:19 reads:
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
When considering how God provides, most of us think of basic things like food, clothing, and shelter. Many people may even define the outreach of our Children’s Home with such words. And although this is correct on some level, our ministry for children has expanded far beyond their basic well-being. We are continually challenged to address various needs of children that are identified as we learn more about them.
We are providing a safe and caring alternative home for vulnerable children. Because GOD Provides….
God is providing for the Children’s Home ministry by allowing us to reach out into our community to serve children through Pre-K and childcare services. As in all our programs, we practice our core values of improving education, having recreational activities to help us live healthy, and promoting spiritual development by teaching children about God.
We teach our youth on campus about how God provides, but maybe in a different context. They need to be challenged to think about what God does and can provide to help make their lives better.
Another way to think about how God provides is the role our supporters play by supplying the resources we need. God has given us Free Will Baptist Churches, alumni, community churches, businesses, and individuals across Eastern NC and abroad who have a heart for helping youth.
I consider it an honor to serve my Lord through this ministry. I am committed to children and families and want this Home to be successful in all its areas of service.
Just as He has done for us, God will provide you the tools needed to carry out the ministry He has called you to. Jesus wants all of your heart … Let Him in … Let Him Provide…
Thank you for blessing us through your financial support, prayers, and concern for children. Surely we are experiencing God’s love because He Provides.