Wednesday, June 12, 2013
OHOH FAMILY PICNIC!
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Place: Bethany Community Farmhouse,
27265 Dutch Lane, Washington, IL
Join us as we gather for a great meal and fellowship! This is a great time of getting to know other foster and adoptive families, or those with an interest in orphan care.
Bring your family, a dish to share, lawnchairs/blankets, and perhaps some outdoor things for your kids to play with. We will provide meat and table service.
RSVP or any questions? Contact Amy Park at email@example.com
Mark your calendar for October 11-12, 2013 for the Passion for the Fatherless Orphan Care Conference at Bethany Baptist Church.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Join us: Monday, June 17, 2013
Where: Monica's Home - 1111 W Burnside Dr., Peoria
This month we will have a guest speaker at Focused Fellowship. Peggy Corra will join us to share her heart for adoptive moms and what she has learned about children that have been fractured by difficult circumstances in their lives. Below is an excerpt from an email that she sent to Monica:
"I truly have a heart for foster moms and adoptive moms. They (you!) are surgeons in this fallen world, trying to put back together the pieces of the children who have been broken by people and forces beyond any of our power to control. They (you) place their hands in the Lord's tight grasp, trusting and relying on Him to join them with Himself in making miracles happen, to bring healing and hope to the forgotten, broken, lost parts of these children. (**Insight: I learned that when Jesus said He came "to seek and to save the lost," we all tend to think He meant lost (unsaved) people. Actually the meaning is much broader than that and includes lost parts of all of us, for every time we are harmed or scarred or traumatized, we deal with the pain by sealing away the parts of ourselves that are tied to the pain. Jesus' meaning was that He came to seek out all our lost, scattered, broken pieces and put us back together. He came to make us whole! How cool is that?!?**)"
All ladies anywhere in the process of fostering and/or adoption are welcome to join us as we pray and encourage each other.
Please let me know if you have any questions, contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the United States!
Dan and Summer on the adoption of Amari!
Excited for her two big sisters, too!
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Scott and Carrie on the adoption of Joshua!
A wonderful opportunity for his older siblings to love on him.
We are praying for your families as you adjust and become the family that the Lord has made you to be.