Recently, Central Arkansas Pastors gathered for the annual Children of Arkansas Loved for a LifeTime, (the CALL) Pastor’s Appreciation Breakfast. Mary Carol Pedersen, Director of the Pulaski County Chapter, not only expressed appreciation, but provided an update on progress toward the hope that Central Arkansas might become a community where there are NO children waiting for a caring home. There were inspiring stories and examples of progress where we give thanks to God.
- Almost 45 % of the foster families in Pulaski County come through the CALL
- There are almost 100 active foster families with more in the process.
- A growing number of churches are involved.
Along with thanking God for how he is already working in families and churches on behalf of the orphan, we were also encouraged to continue praying and making the need known. Pulaski county still has a need for more nearly 250 foster families. At the date of the breakfast, there were 150 children needing forever families.
What if Central Arkansas was a place where there was a caring home for every child in foster care and and there was no child waiting for adoption?
By God’s grace that hope canbecome a reality if Christ followers in our community will say we will love our children as Jesus love them. November is National Adoption month and November 3rd is Orphan Sunday. Visit www.thecallinarkansas.org and www.orphansunday.org for more information about how you or your church can get involved.