Categories for Partnership
December 17, 2015
Can we truly prevent our most vulnerable children from being trafficked?
The answer is a resounding yes!
Body of Christ, we must spread this message throughout our community. We hear almost daily in the news about children being rescued. We hear about sting operations. We even hear about how ‘bad’ Florida is when it comes to human trafficking. But not only can the trafficking of our children be prevented…I believe the body of Christ is the solution! (more…)
December 13, 2015
There is something about a baby, a newborn baby, needing a foster home that deeply impacts me.
All abuse, regardless of age, is horrific and should make our stomachs churn. But sometimes, I wonder why a baby being cast aside or broken by those that should love them the most impacts me on the deepest level imaginable. Is it because I remember when my son and daughter were born? That I can clearly recall how small and vulnerable they were? Or is it because I think about our savior Jesus Christ’s birth? How, from the beginning of His life, many hated and conspired to kill him even as a baby?
December 10, 2015
With 2015 quickly coming to a close, our entire team here at A Door Of Hope would like to thank you for your support and prayers this past year. What a year it has been! We’ve seen growth in every area of our ministry: our church partners, our licensed foster homes, our prayer partners, the children we’re serving, and the much-needed staff to license and support more Christian foster homes! The momentum is tangible as we are literally pursuing the goal for every child in crisis throughout Tampa Bay to have a home.
So would you join us in prayer around a few specific numbers?
October 28, 2015
Last night I was sitting at a red light listening to the new Steven Curtis Chapman song ‘Amen.’ I was overwhelmed by our Lord’s love as I prayed for a two-month-old little girl that had just been placed in one of our homes. I was in awe of how the Lord was using the ‘A’ family foster home as an example of the gospel… an example of His love. You see, this little girl came into their home physically and emotionally broken–by sin NOT of her own doing. Yet the ‘A’ family simply said “yes” and accepted her into their family. (more…)
September 28, 2015
We know a wonderful 8th grade teacher who loves to talk about her experience as a foster mom. So after telling her new class about her role, she was delighted when one student shared that she’d been in foster care. Below, the teacher writes what came next:
“My student shared with me how her parents adopted her when she was 2 and that she’d been their foster child. Instantly I had a connection with this girl.
Soon we did an activity in class where the kids had to write one negative stereotype people have said that hurt them. This girl wrote, ‘My family doesn’t love me.’ (more…)