Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hope For Children

Just when you had given up on me all together - I am BACK!
I am so excited because our church adoption/orphan ministry (we don't have a name yet) had our first event last weekend.
We did an event called Hope For Children. It was an informational meeting for those interested in adoption, foster care or child sponsorship. We had some reps from adoption agencies, from a local organization that does foster care and we had 2 people there for Compassion International. We also had the Michigan Heart Gallery displayed. It is photos of children in the Michigan Foster System that are available for adoption - we were able to put up the display at church on Sunday morning as well! It was primarily open house style, but we had everyone sit down for a 1/2 hour and had 3 people share their personal stories related to child sponsorship, adoption and foster care.
It was a great evening and it felt incredible to be getting things going with the ministry. We had some good conversations with those that attended and it was great to network with the agency reps!
Here are some pictures from the evening!

These are the wonderful woman that put on the event!

Here is one of the four Heart Gallery panels

These pictures are from church on Sunday morning!

1 comment:

Abbie H. said...

That's awesome Laura!! Looks like it turned out to be a great event. Can't wait to hear more about it!