In the Bible, we are commanded to take care of those in need, who can’t take care of themselves. We are also given many examples of the generosity of God’s children.
Psalms 82:3 – “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.”
James 1:27 – “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
Matthew 25:37 – “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
- In America, child abuse is reported every 10 seconds.
- More than 4 children DIE each day in the U.S., due to child abuse.
- In Tennessee, a child is abused or neglected every 57 minutes.
- Approximately 8,000 Tennessee children are in state custody.
- More than 16,500 Tennessee children are homeless.
- We can make a difference!
The church of Christ, in Covington, currently supports 5 Children’s Homes.
- New Pathways for Children, in Melbern, KY
- Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, AR
- Sunnybrook Children’s Home in Jackson, MS
- Children’s Home, Incorporated in Paragould, AR
- TN Children’s Home in Spring Hill, TN
The children’s homes we support are fairly local. This proximity is intentional. Our eldership hopes these close locations will allow our members to have a more hands-on approach with these service ministries.