Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Congratulations to Ben and Ashley

on the finalization of their adoption of

Lucas, Sidney, and Solomon!

"We love because He first loved us."  I John 4:19
Welcome Home Hope!

Congratulations to Blake and Rachel 

and to her 3 Big Brothers!

"You make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands." 
Psalm 92:4

Monday, August 11, 2014

           August Focused Fellowship

For ladies anywhere in the process of fostering and/or adoption.  Join us for an evening of encouragement and renewal.  We will begin our evening with a short devotion, prayer for our families and sharing where we all are in this amazing journey the Lord has placed us on.

You will have an opportunity to meet some ladies that are like-minded in caring for their families.

Date: Monday, August 18

Time: 7:00pm

Place: Monica's home, 1111 W Burnside Dr., Peoria

No need to RSVP, come as you are.  If you desire, bring a friend or a snack to share.

Can't make it this month?  We meet the third Monday of each month.  Check in on this blog for information.

Questions? Email Amy at

Fall Orphan Care Bible Study

Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Care Ministry will host again this fall the Orphan Care Bible Study. This study is for anyone interested in learning what the Bible says about caring for the disenfranchised. Foster parenting or adoption do not have to be in your future to be a part of this study, just a desire to know what God's Word says about caring for the orphan. The text for the study consists of Scripture and A Passion for the Fatherless written by Daniel Bennett (Pastor of Bethany Community Church).

During the study we will look at God's heart for the orphan and some things to consider when looking at orphan care.

For those with a heart to foster and/or adopt this is the first step in partnering with the Open Hearts, Open Homes Orphan Care Ministry.

Orphan Care Bible Study

Sundays, beginning September 21- October 26, 2014

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm (during second service)

Place:  Bethany Baptist Church, Room 809.  (7422 N. Heinz Lane, Edwards)

Teachers: Ken and Amy Park

Questions? Contact: Ken and Amy at or Jerry Sanderson at