Friday, April 18, 2014

Home for Good - Fostering and Adoption

Some of you will have watched the recent Channel 5 series "15,000 Kids and Counting" and seen the huge need for people to foster and adopt the thousands of children waiting for homes in England. Last year at Kerith we started to touch on God's heart for putting vulnerable children into families when Sharon Klitgaard and I talked about her experience of adoption (you can listen to the message again here).

Now we're privileged to host one of the UK's leading champions of fostering and adoption, Krish Kandiah, Executive Director of the Evangelical Alliance, who is coming to speak to local church leaders this Tuesday evening, 22nd April, at 7.30pm at the Kerith Centre. Krish speaks across the country on the national campaign Home for Good, and is passionate about churches supporting new foster and adoptive families. Our great relationship with the local council means we're also partnering with our local authority fostering and adoption team who will be here on Tuesday evening. Together we can impact vulnerable children living in our neighbourhoods.

If you're a church leader in the area, or part of another local church and wanting to know more, then you are warmly invited along on Tuesday. If you could email Penny Lander (pennylander1@gmail.com) in advance to let us know you're coming that would be really helpful, but if not then feel free just to turn up!

If you're part of Kerith and would like to know more or you'd like to come on Tuesday, just get in touch with Alan & Penny Lander (phone 01344 453542 or email pennylander1@gmail.com). There's going to be more happening at Kerith in the summer around fostering and adoption and Home for Good so look out for that too.

Thanks,

Simon.

 

3 comments:

Adrian said...

Hi Simon, my wife Nicole and I have been fostering for 14 months now. We have seen first hand the amazing difference love, encouragement and forgiveness can make to the life of a young person who have for some reason had to leave their original home or parents. I would encourage anyone contemplating this vital role to attend, within you is the potential to make a difference.

Adrian said...

Hi Simon, my wife Nicole and I have been fostering for 14 months now. We have seen first hand the amazing difference love, encouragement and forgiveness can make to the life of a young person who have for some reason had to leave their original home or parents. I would encourage anyone contemplating this vital role to attend, within you is the potential to make a difference.

Adrian said...

Hi Simon, my wife Nicole and I have been fostering for 14 months now. We have seen first hand the amazing difference love, encouragement and forgiveness can make to the life of a young person who have for some reason had to leave their original home or parents. I would encourage anyone contemplating this vital role to attend, within you is the potential to make a difference.