In Riverside County, there are approximately 4,000 children who have been removed from their families due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These children need love, consistency and commitment. They are placed in the foster care system under extremely distressing circumstances. According to James 1:27, we as the church are called to care for orphans in their distress. This is an incredible opportunity to be on mission with the gospel of Jesus.
We are coming alongside of Faith in Motion this Christmas season to provide toys and gift cards to families and children in need. Faith in Motion is a collaborative initiated by Children’s Services Division to engage local faith based communities throughout Riverside County to connect them to children and families that have been impacted by abuse and neglect. Faith in Motion gives local faith based communities opportunities to provide support and encouragement to those families who are served. We are taking this invitation as an open door to seek the Lord how we might minister to those who are in the foster care system as well as those who serve these children and families.
Please deeply consider how you might be able to donate a gift of joy this Christmas season for a 0-18 year old, and pray for God to open doors for gospel mission in the months and years to come. All toys can be dropped off on Sundays. Deadline for donations is December 18th.