The following is a guest blog written by one of our grant families this year, Josh and Kristi Ausbrooks. Caring for the fatherless, loving the unloved, becoming a family, is picture of what God does for each us. Please read the Ausbrooks’ story. Rejoice with them and pray for the other families who are currently in the process of grafting a new branch onto their family tree. We are humbled and blessed to have been a small part of their story and the story that God is doing in countless families around the world. read more
Hello Everyone! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Martha Edmondson and I am the Director of Mobilization here at Families Outreach. God blessed me with the opportunity to come on staff with Families Outreach back in May and I am so thankful! I am married to a man who loves the LORD and have a beautiful 10-month-old daughter. God continues to prove his faithfulness to me over and over. read more
The newest board member of Families Outreach, Stacey Johnson, had the privilege of attending the adoption proceedings for dear friends recently. In that courtroom, she learned a valuable lesson. A special thanks to Stacey for being a guest on our blog. read more
Yesterday was Orphan Sunday- a day set aside during Orphan Awareness Month to come together with one voice for the fatherless. As described by Jedd Medefind, President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, “Orphan Sunday isn’t just a cause. It’s about the blaze Christians create as they see and reflect God’s heart for the fatherless. When we live out what James calls ‘pure religion’ through adoption, foster care and global orphan initiatives, the world sees the Gospel made visible like nothing else.” read more
It was the middle of the week during my time in Uganda and there was a remand home we were scheduled to visit. The night before a discussion came up about the safety of visiting this specific home. read more
In the Evangelical subculture in which many of us live, there is often a perceived tension between evangelistic and justice related pursuits. Dr. Russell Moore addresses this in a recent post – Gospel or Justice, Which?. Check it out. It’s a good theological discussion of an important theological issue, especially for those of us concerned with justice for the fatherless and fidelity to the gospel. So when faced with the question of whether we need to focus on the Gospel or justice, we can confidently answer, yes.
With the excitement of our new merchandise arriving last week, I nearly forgot to update you on my trip to Zambia. Here is one of the stories I learned the most from during my time at Global Samaritan’s. read more
I recently started reading the December issue of Tabletalk magazine (which is a great magazine -www.ligonier.org/tabletalk/) and in the introduction article, R.C. Sproul examines the perceived conflict between social justice and mercy ministries and other ministries within the church.
After months of waiting, our new website is up and running and we are very excited. Many thanks to Kendall Moss, our Public Relations director (and guru of all things creative at Families Outreach), our web designer, Killer Bee Creative, and our logo designer, Andrew Kelsall. Their hard work will enable us to better focus on, and to fulfill our mission of bringing hope to the fatherless.