Why We Care
Understanding the desperate need—and the Biblical call—for believers to care for orphans.
As of June 2017, Walton county has only 16 foster homes with a total capacity of 34 children. This is an alarmingly low number! And we as God’s children want to follow the call to care for these children.
Psalm 65:8 describes the Lord as the "Father of the fatherless" and the "protector of the widow." In Ephesians 5, Paul calls us to be "imitators of God" as HIS beloved children! Do you see?! We can and must care for orphans and widows because we were once orphans, now adopted in the family of God. We were once widows, estranged from the bridegroom, Jesus Christ.
Just as we have been saved from spiritual death and isolation, we must extend the same saving grace of Christ to children right here in Walton County. One, amazing way of doing so is by meeting their desperate need for a loving home.
Walton County needs 28 more families to properly house all of the children in need of a loving home.
Not everyone is called to be a foster parent, but everyone can help a child in foster care. We are all called to be part of caring for orphans in need.
Pray about this. Ask God to open your heart and mind regarding fostering and adoption. There is a huge need for us to be the hands and feet of Christ for these children.
Through our actions of taking them into our homes and lives, we are living out the gospel and demonstrating the hope we have in Jesus Christ!