Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope is a ministry for the purpose of encouraging and supporting the body of Christ to fulfill God's call to defend, visit, and care for orphans.
What can you do to defend the orphan?
1. Give to the Hands of Hope Adoption Endowment Fund on Mother's Day
You can play a vital role in the miracle of adoption by helping to remove the financial barriers for Parkwood families that have been called to adopt. So far, this fund has assisted five Parkwood families. Out of those five families, two children are currently in their forever homes and five more children are waiting to be united with their forever families. You can play a part in helping them fulfill their call to adopt and giving several children the opportunity to have a family that will seek to point them toward the Heavenly Father.
2. Adopt and/or become a foster parent
There are currently over 143 million orphans worldwide; some who are available for adoption.
In Gaston County, there are 360 children currently in foster care and only 47 DSS foster homes. These children desperately need the love of Christ to help them heal and point them toward the One who will never leave them or forsake them.
3. Support adoptive and foster families.
There are many practical ways you can care for families who adopt and foster such as preparing meals, helping with house- and yard-work, buying gift cards, and more. Click here to help.
3. Advocate for them by becoming a guardian ad litem
You can be a voice for those who have no voice in the court system.
4. Volunteer in the Hands of Hope Ministry or other local ministries
Hands of Hope is our Parkwood Orphan Care Ministry. We offer support and education opportunities through bi-monthly support group meetings and our once-per-year information banquet.
5. Visit the orphan through local missions or foreign mission trips
Hands of Hope will be offering on-going opportunities for mission trips locally and internationally.
For more info, contact Marty and Angela Bradshaw