A beautiful thing is happening in our midst. The love for children that we have always seen at Watkinsville, and the desire to reach the next generation with the Gospel of Christ, is overflowing beyond our borders, as family after family responds to the prompting of the Spirit to adopt.
There are approximately 150 million orphans worldwide, which can be a very overwhelming reality to face. The need is so great, what can we possibly do to help?
We know that our God is a Father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5), and James 1:27 shows us that pure and faultless religion is to look after orphans and widows in their distress. Here and many other places in Scripture, the call and command of our Lord is clear.
But what if you aren’t able, or don’t feel called at this time, to adopt? How can you still walk in obedience to the Word?
A wonderful opportunity is available through Lifesong, a partner of WFBC. By giving to Lifesong, you help make adoption a reality for the many families in our church body that are ready to start the process, or those that already have. International adoption costs $20-30K, and Lifesong exists for the sake of empowering the local church to help Christian couples bear that financial burden.
So, how does it work?
When you give* to Lifesong, 100% of your gift goes into a special ‘Adoption Fund’ for Watkinsville. That fund is then used to provide matching grants and no-interest loans for couples in the adoption process who apply for aid. All the logistics, the administrative burden, and everything else is handled entirely by Lifesong.
To learn more about these funds, and to hear what others are saying, click here, and to learn more about Lifesong in general, check out their website here.
*HOW TO GIVE
By Check: make checks payable to: Lifesong for Orphans, mark on the memo line: Watkinsville FBC, and mail your check to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744
Online: click here, fill out the basic information, under "Gift Preference" choose "Adoption Funding" and under "Adoption Gift Preference" choose "Adoption Fund." Our "Adoption Fund Name" is "Watkinsville FBC."