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Family as mission, House as mission base

by | May 23, 2016 | Missions Articles

Hundreds of people have crossed our home’s threshold since entering into full-time ministry years ago.  Some for group bible studies, others for marriage counseling, some interested in adoption and foster care. When our family first entered into full time ministry, I (David) had the idea that I would go to the streets, an office, a coffee shop day after day. While that is often the case, what I noticed over the years is that our home has become our “Ministry Base” and some of the most effective ministry happens right here in our house.

We’ve taken care of 12+ children as their foster parents, adopting 4 of them, and on the way to adopting 2 more.  Our home is now their home, our last name is their last name, permanently. We’ll adopt as many children as we can, and labor for the cause of the orphan – encouraging other families to open their homes as well. We’ve welcomed those struggling with self-hatred and depression; our home has become a ministry center and safe place for them to come and receive the Father’s love through us. Our home has become a temporary shelter for them to experience true love.

We’ve found that sometimes what is most necessary to be a good minister is to be open, and be available.  Opening up our home has given us this opportunity to love and minister to others. Join our support team and we will add you to our private Facebook group, made for supporters only so you can follow along with us on our journey.

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