In 2004, one woman in Brownwood, Texas accepted the call to stand for abused, neglected, and abandoned children in her community. Her stand ignited a fire in many churches across the state of Texas and the entire nation. That fire is one that cannot be extinguished until every child has a home and the opportunity to experience the love of Jesus.
As of June 2022, there are 12,128 children in Texas foster care system. Across the US, there are approximately 424,000 children in foster care. What would happen if every church proclaimed the call to care for widows and orphans and each church took in even just one child a year? What if the church was committed to going upstream to address some of the poverty related issues that cause children to enter foster care? This dream is why we will continue to observe Stand Sunday in 2023.
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