An essential element of KingsWay’s mission is to love our neighbors. This is done in many ways, both organic, day-to-day, interpersonal interactions and “church-sponsored” projects alike. This season, many in our church family are living out this directive with one such service project, sponsoring a local foster child for Christmas. Below, Shawn Rozier writes about this project and its importance. As you read his words, pray about how the Lord would have you be involved. For any questions, feel free to contact Shawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the number below.
This Sunday is the final day to participate in this year’s Foster Child Christmas Gift Service Project. On Sunday following the meeting, there will be a table in the lobby taking sign ups for those who want to sponsor a Henrico County foster child for Christmas. Please consider sponsoring a child either as a family or collectively in a group (such as your community group). This upcoming week we will give Henrico the number of children that we will sponsor. This time of year is particularly hard for foster children because it reminds them of what they have lost or do not have with their biological family. Henrico often sees some of the highest amounts of placement disruptions and/or hospitalizations during this time of year. This is our opportunity to tangibly show the love of Christ to those who are hurting.
If you sponsor a child, you will receive a list of Christmas wishes, specific needs for clothes, and hobbies/interests by the end of November. The gifts will need to be brought to the church on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Those families or groups that would like to visit with the foster family to provide the gifts directly and encourage them, will need to contact Shawn Rozier at (804) 201-7086 prior to December 17th so that your visit can be set up. Please remember that foster parents are often dealing with the struggles that foster care youth are having, and this is a time to encourage them too.
There will also be information at the table on the Forgotten Initiative that Angie Grant spoke about when she presented to the church on October 22nd. Angie will be having an interest meeting for those who would like to talk more specifically about how you can support foster families and children here in Chesterfield County throughout the year. You can provide your contact information if you are interested in participating in that meeting.