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A Heart that Beats for Orphans

Okay - so I stole that title, "A heart that beats for orphans." My friend Tami is hosting our Seeds of Hope Banquet on Tuesday night and she sent me her "script". It's amazing. We are so blessed to have people who "get" the ministry of Caroline's Promise. In her script she describes someone as "having a heart that beats for orphans." What does that mean? For some it means praying. That's by far the most important thing we can do. Beyond that I think it means doing whatever we can, whenever we can, with the resources that we have - to make a difference in the life of an orphan. God wants to use all of us. A lot of people have things that they're passionate about. David and I have always had a heart for missions, and still do. But it wasn't until we started asking God what He thought about orphans, that we realized they are his heart. God has "a heart that beats for orphans." If you ask Him what He thi

Kids Making a Difference

My 8 year old son, Cameron and I had the pleasure of speaking to the 4th grade class at Triad Baptist Academy a few months ago. The students were very receptive about the needs of orphans and began thinking about ways they could make a difference! During the month of April they will do a pencil drive for kids in Guatemala and Guyana. The really cool thing is that they aren't just asking their parents to buy the pencils....these kids are working for it themselves! We can't wait to see how God honors their work!

MY potatoe story

Directing a non-profit can be challenging when the economy is great. It can be down right difficult when the economy stinks! God is constantly reminding me that His economy is different than the world's and that He will provide everything we need to accomplish His will. A few weeks ago I was struggling to find funding for our upcoming Seeds of Hope Banquet in North Carolina. I was discouraged to say the least. One of our board members, Sarah called and encouraged me with a story of a local children's home that she had visited that week. The Director told Sarah the story of how early in their ministry she had needed potatoes to feed the children. Her first response was to go home and see if she had potatoes in her kitchen. But the Lord stopped her dead in her tracks and told her that she needed to trust Him to provide. As the day went on people randomly stopped by the home with bags of potatoes, just sensing that God was asking them to donate them. I was encouraged and I ask

Concert to benefit adoptive family

Two of our favorite people have answered God's call to adopt from Nepal! We are ecstatic! Most people comprehend how expensive adoption can be and some people understand the sacrifices that adoptive families make. Their friend, Leslie wanted to help them so she decided to do what she does best.....SING!! Leslie and her church are hosting a concert Saturday night March 21 to benefit the Barrow family's adoption. You are invited! Wendover Hills Wesleyan Church 205 S. Swing Road Greensboro, NC 27409 336-669-5327 or for more information See you there!

Making a difference - using her gifts

2009 is the year of people realizing that they CAN make a difference in the life of an orphan! Caroline's Promise has asked the Lord to bring us a grant writing team and He is providing! Recently our South Carolina Director, Martha Marie, received a call from a college friend, Karen. She has written some grant proposals and offered her services to help out in South Carolina! Not even a week later Courtney contacted us, "out of the blue" and offered to do the same. God is building a grant writing team and we are excited! Keep them in your prayers. "What a blessing it is when God opens a door of opportunity! My name is Courtney Myers. I am a recent college graduate living in Greensboro, NC and working as a technical writer. I love to write and edit, and even majored in English at N.C. State University. About two weeks ago, after a particularly slow day at work, I felt God’s intense call to do something beneficial with my gifts and talents—to use them to further His k

Parent's Night Out

I love it when God gives people a heart for orphans and the ministry of Caroline's Promise. They come up with the most creative ways to raise awareness and support! A group of volunteers from Shady Grove Wesleyan Church in Colfax are hosting a Parent's Night Out this Friday March 13. There will be snacks, games, movies & crafts! And the cost is a love offering/donation to Caroline's Promise. Need a date? Contact Jennifer Barnes 336-362-5426 or by Wednesday to reserve a spot for your kids! Thanks ladies!
Caroline's Promise expands to South Carolina! We are excited to announce that the ministry is expanding to the state of South Carolina! This was not our timing, but God has made it obvious that He thinks it's the perfect time. Doors continue to open and we are standing in awe. Our Director for Caroline's Promise South Carolina is Martha Marie Smith. Her husband Eddie will be her number one volunteer, of course! We are thrilled to have this talented couple serving with us for the sake of orphans. We'll kick the ministry off with a Seeds of Hope Fundraising Banquet Tuesday April 14 on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University. Learn how you can sponsor, attend and promote this event at . Gifted speaker, Rob Mitchell will be the highlight of the evening. You do not want to miss this event! Please keep Martha Marie and Eddie in your prayers! You can reach them at .

Connected Child Conference

You don't want to miss this amazing conference! Professionals and parents from all backgrounds will benefit from attending. Friday and Saturday March 6 and 7 at Calvary Baptist in Winston-Salem, NC. More info and registration available at