Orphan Care Ministry
…exist to educate, equip and encourage God's people to step out in faith and care for orphans via adoption, foster care and humanitarian aid, in response to God's command to care for orphans as specified in James 1:27.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
~ James 1:27 (ESV)
Forgotten No More encourages the church in reaching the lost (orphans) and learning to reflect the heart of God towards orphans so that they can become mature in their faith and better equipped to worship God in spirit and in truth as they minister to the least of these.
For more information on our Forgotten No More Ministry, contact Jerry & Eileen Mestas at .
Are you considering adoption or foster care but not sure where to start? Not sure this is really God's call on your life? Would you like to talk to a real person about it? We would love to answer your questions and pray with you for wisdom and discernment. this is a big decision and we are here to come along side for support and help. Have you already adopted or involved in foster care and need someone to talk to? No pressure...just sincere support and encouragement is our goal. Please feel free to contact: Eileen Mestas at .
Please help us spread the word!
Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 3, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
This conference is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, therapists and others involved in adoption and foster care ministries or services.
The simulcast will be held at The Summit Church in Apex. All attendees will receive certificates of attendance. This event is free, but registration is required. More details and registration FOR THE WAITING LIST can be found at www.orphanconnections.org.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
St. Michael's orphan care ministry is collecting EASTER BASKETS for foster children in Wake County. Contact Janet Kazmer at , or call at 919-602-6935 to find out how you or your small group can participate!!
Child Welfare Professionals . . . Did you know that there is an organization dedicated to locating relatives of children in foster care? Forever Foster Homes for Foster Kids (www.foreverhomesforfosterkids.org) is an international non-profit organization that helps U.S. private and state-run foster child agencies locate caring relatives who can provide permanent homes. With the help of bilingual and bi-cultural volunteers, this organization has located relatives in the U.S. and throughout Latin America for over 20 years.
- Christian Alliance for Orphans
- Michael Monroe: Families Helping Families: The Church as a Place of Healing
FosteringNC.org offers ONLINE TRAINING CLASSES. Check out their website for their latest course, "Promoting Normalcy: Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Young People in Foster Care." This short online course for foster parents explains the new laws related to “reasonable and prudent standards”, and illustrates how to implement it successfully. visit https://fosteringnc.org/on-demand-courses/ for more information.