The Joy of Helping the Needy
Ministering to the Prisoner
“For I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:36
There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the US. Most people don’t think of foster children as being “captive,” but foster care can be a lonely place for many children. One idea to get your church involved is to make beaded bracelets with foster children’s names on them and give them out to church members, (adoptuskids.org gives first names of foster children in each state). They can then pray for the child on their bracelet by name. You can also teach life skills to foster children who are turning 18 and “aging-out” of state care. Many of them don’t have necessary life skills such as sewing a button, balancing a checkbook, or cooking a simple meal. Hosting a “Life Skills Day” at a group home is a great project for a church group.