Caring for Orphans
The church of Jesus Christ is the most powerful force in the world. Understanding that the life of the church is the heart of God, and that the heart of God is to serve a broken world – we believe that Jesus has commanded the Church to be the solution (James 1:27)
We ourselves were once fatherless and alone, but were adopted by God into his family through Christ’s redemptive love. How better to model the Father’s love for us than to reach out to the fatherless, bringing them the love of Christ and hopefully a family of their own? Our goal is to display the love of Christ to each child by not only meeting their immediate physical needs, but also by pouring into them spiritually and preparing them for successful lives once they leave the orphanage.
We periodically send teams of church members to visit the orphanages. The teams have been able to hear first-hand the difficult journey that the children faced before coming to the orphanages and to see their current joy and hope for a great future. Team members have been moved by the love and affection of the children and their display of discipline and respect. Most of all, the joy of the Lord seen in the children’s worship and prayer has been an honour to witness.
The scriptural mandate is clear: Caring for orphans is the business of the Church. (James 1:27, Isaiah 1:17, Psalm 140: 12, Psalm 82:3-4).
In our church Widows Ministry is for widows of all ages and is designed to provide spiritual and emotional support, practical resources, encouragement, and fellowship in a variety of ways. Our purpose is to help women flourish in the midst of difficult circumstances and loss.
Widows are dear to the heart of God. Psalm 68:5 says that “God in his holy habitation,” is “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows.” James 1:27 indicates that “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.”
The Widows Ministry hopes to bless women who are walking an often painful and difficult path. The ministry aims is to encourage, comfort and support widows through prayer, opportunities to spend time fellowshipping together, and regular and real connection with others in the body of Christ.