Pastor Chris Seay continued our series, The Gospel According To C.S. Lewis; challenging us to combat hatred by making the first step of committing ourselves in significant and tangible actions to care for abused and neglected children in our own community and around the world. If we are to see every child with the eyes of Jesus, as our own, how will we stand defiantly against the darkness for the sake of generations to come?
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
— Henry Ward Beecher
God wants a child's heart and a grownup's head.
— C. S. Lewis
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
— C.S. Lewis
Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.
— C. S. Lewis
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
— Lady Bird Johnson
Chris suggested a number of ways to be involved in the vital work of loving forgotten children in our own city, and around the world.
- Even if you are not personally led to the beautiful calling of adoption and foster care, how can you support those who are?
- There are over one thousand children, particularly young boys, in search of a mentor; someone to tell them that they matter, and to encourage and support them as they grow. Please consider extending your time and love to serve one of these kids through our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Click Here
- Another opportunity is to sponsor a child through Family Legacy (thank you to Ecclesia brother Jack Beadle, for sharing your story!), where a small monthly gift can make a huge difference in the life of an orphan in Zambia; contributing to daily meals, education, and vital medical care. To learn more about Family Legacy, click here. Contact us so we can get you connected with our advocates of the organization and have you sponsor a child!
- Chris also highlighted the crisis facing HISD students; over 8,000 homeless and/or migrant, and overwhelmingly of color, who lack basic clothing, hygiene tools, and school supplies. Every dollar that is received over the weekend and to our general fund this week will be directed towards these efforts; hoping to put a significant dent in this need across our city. Please consider how you can dig deep to love the forgotten and neglected children of Houston. Click Here.
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