What is the purpose of nurturing?
That’s a big question with a sort of answer. We are not all called to do the same thing, but we can all do something. The ultimate goal for every believer to feel empowered is to have a calling and direction regarding their task.
“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same Lord; and there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the benefit of all ”(1 Cor. 12: 4-7). The Apostle Paul tells us that we all have different functions but the same purpose. Not everyone will open their abode to a child, but there are still important responsibilities for other parts of the body of Christ.
There are nearly 350,000 churches in the United States and nearly 100,000 children looking for adoptions. That’s one child for every three churches.
Jason Johnson is a pastor and a director of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. He urged Christians to pray, “God, what is my matter?” Ask for clarity and an open mind. Maybe your thing opens up your home to the kids. Your thing can be a business that the Lord has blessed you with that allows you to financially support nurturing efforts. Or maybe you have another gift or talent that can be used in some way for the benefit of the whole.
May is National Inauguration Month. In Our Focus on Family Broadcast “Caring: How Everyone Can Help, “Jason Johnson shares ideas to help those looking for ways to listen to the Lord’s call to go through the world of adoption and nurturing.
Lots of opportunities to get involved. Adoption. Enter the care system to make your home a temporary, safe, and loving place for children. Or serve as a respite provider-helping care for or adopting families with things like laundry, dinner, or babysitting.
If you are wondering where to start or just need more information, visit our website No more waiting (or call us at 800-A-FAMILY). We help you know what you can do to step up in the life of a child who is raised in the name of Christ. We estimate that more than 4,000 children have been taken out of foster care through us No more waiting program.
Jason Johnson and his wife, Emily, have been foster parents since 2012. Jason wrote a book called Changing Nursing Care: Filtering Your Nursing Journey through the Lens of the Gospel. This applies for a gift of any amount. Visit our website or call us at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).