One of the great blessings in serving adoption funds around the country is the occasional opportunity we get to learn about what the Lord is doing in and through the various ministries. We'd like to share one such encouraging conversation that recently took place with Patrick McCrory who serves at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, TX. He tells us...
God is doing amazing things through Kingsland, and I am in awe of how many families are stepping out in faith to adopt children. We are also participating in orphan care in several countries. It is safe to say that as a church, we are ALL IN! But...we can only do so much.
Last fall, several passionate people came together from Houston to dream big...really BIG! Out of those conversations and a lot of prayer, Alliance 14:18 was formed. The Alliance is a network of 22 evangelical church ministries that exist to:
- be a LOUD voice for those who have no voice
- share resources and ideas
- effectively minister to orphans in Houston and around the world
- pool our resources to meet needs
- be a blessing to the foster care system
- be the answer to needs when placing children in homes
Ultimately, God has charged His church with the care of orphans, and we see the Alliance as the key to gaining back the ground that we gave away decades ago.
It is a privilege to be on this journey with you, and I am excited to see how the name of Jesus will be made more famous through the love you give to children who need a forever family."
We want to encourage you that it is not the size of your fund or church that influences your ministry to children in need. Dream BIG and remember that our God is bigger than any need and that HE is able to do so much more than we can ask or imagine. Let's be encouraged by what Patrick has shared with us and be challenged to greater heights for God's glory!
- Rich Metcalfe, Lifesong for Orphans