Monday, January 31, 2011

God's Family

Seven years ago, Lynne Stokley was in Russia meeting her daughter, Laura. Fast forward to this past Sunday at FBC. Lynne was celebrating, along with the rest of us, Laura's decision to become a follower of Jesus! What a beautiful picture of God's redeeming love for us. We as Christians were all orphans before being adopted into God's family. We were in a state of hopelessness but through Christ we have been blessed, chosen, adopted, accepted, redeemed and forgiven! Wow, are you shouting praises yet to your Heavenly Father? Thank you Lynne for listening to God's call to adopt and introducing Laura to the love of Jesus
This past Tuesday night, we had the first ever foster care training class (GPS) at FBC. We had a fantastic group, and I look forward to how the Lord will use each home represented! Please pray for this group and that the Lord will send us just the right social worker to work with these families.

Finally, I am meeting with members of Frazer to share how FBC's ministry began. Morningview has a ministry and Gateway is in the process. Gateway started a foster care training class on Feb. 1 as well. Their class is being taught by Debbie Dickson (Shepherd Staff Ministry) and Cheryl Thomas (DHR). Christian families throughout Montgomery are living out God's command to take care of orphans/vulnerable children.

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