Psalm 68:5-6 A father to the fatherless,
a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope
Here at Hope & Olive Ministries we provide direct support, prayer and love to foster families in our church and community with the goal to sustain the foster care relationship and re-establish a positive support of a family unit to orphans. Foster care is an invisible tragedy - we have a serious crisis. We are driven by a single goal; to visit the orphans in their affliction, to show up for the oppressed. We want to see foster care abolished because Gods people answered his call to bring hope and a future through Gods love to the orphans. We want to support and love families who are fostering and adopting. We all have a role to play in Gods plan. It is God's design, it is Gods heart, this is His mission to bring his love to children and helping them find their way back to God through His family.
There is a way everyone can help
400,000 children in foster care | 100,000 need forever families
if every church would foster 1 child it would abolish foster care
Hope & Olive Ministries is creating care communities within our church to directly support foster care families. We want you to get involved! Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change. Go to our care community page to get started. There are many ways you can help and be a part of the solution to the foster care crisis. Three main ways to join us is to pray, serve, give.
A Care Community is a team of 6-8 committed volunteers who come alongside foster and adoptive families, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support. Our team will provide organization, training and support to ensure this community is supported.
To join a care community first complete the volunteer application on our Care Community page.
Our goal is to promote and make aware the need for the support of foster care families in our church and community. We want you to feel aware, empowered, equipped and confident to fulfill the need to serve and love foster care families in our church. Join us at our upcoming events and trainings.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does" William James
Pray for the orphans
Join our Genesis Church prayer group. To join go to the groups page at www.genesischurch.me and select to join the Foster Care prayer group with Hope and Olive.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.