You may not feel called to adopt a child but that doesn't mean there aren't other ways you can show Christ's love to a child.
That's the message of the "I Can Help One" event 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville, NC. Organized by Deena and George Jackson as part of the "Miles of Hope" ministry they launched last November on National Orphan Sunday, the program will feature testimonies and information in the sanctuary and displays in the Activity Center by a host of agencies and ministries, including:
Children's Home Society
Christian Adoption Services
Post-Adoption Support Booth: Andy and Sharon DeRosa
I Can Pray for One - prayer sponsorship
I Can Write to One - letter-writing sponsorship
I Can Provide for One - financial sponsorship
Miles of Hope Booth - George and Deena Jackson
Lovelinks - foster care agency
"We really want to get as much information out there as we can," said Deena Jackson. "There are lots of people who want to help these kids but they don't know where to begin, how to get started or what to do. This event is designed to get ideas into their hands so that each one of us can be better equipped to 'help ONE.'
"We will have touching testimonies and information before breaking off to visit the many booths in the Activity Center where people can learn how they can be part of God's plan to help the orphan," she said. "We will then have a prayer vigil for orphans directly after the event in the sanctuary."
The Jacksons named the ministry after their daughter, Miley, who they adopted from Guatemala in 2008. Childcare will be available upon request. To reserve childcare or for more information, call the church office at (336) 996-7573 (336) 996-7573 . To volunteer for the event, contact Jackson at (336) 996-6202 (336) 996-6202 .
Written by Wayne Thompson
Triad Baptist Church is located at 1175 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284.