Adopting and Fostering In FaithAdopting and Fostering In Faith
By Robert Gelinas
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Inspiration, information and resources for Christians desiring to care for orphans in their own backyard (and beyond!).
||Clean15 Resources from Project 127||Hey everyone, just checking in to remind you of the resources that Project 127 has for your adoption and foster journey. Project127.com Resources||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14–The Church is Enough!||In this final episode I share the talk I gave at the National Foster Care Symposium entitled “The Church, a Book and the Trash Can.” Special Thanks To… Chris Lang and Liz Vice for providing our music. Barbara Gelinas, Kia Gelinas, Chelsea Geyer,||1/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13–An Adoptive Child Speaks||Today we hear a plea from an adoptee. Kia, our second child and our first adoption, shares here story…I’m such a proud daddy! (Kia hanging with DC127 director–Chelsea Geyer)||1/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12–The Most Prayed Prayer In Your Life||In this episode I try to convince those involved in orphan care to make the most prayed prayer in the Bible, the most prayed prayer in their life. “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” Jesus The Mercy Prayer invites each of us to||1/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11-Calling All Pastors||In this episode I talk about the key role we pastors play in adoption & foster care. Pastors… Show people the river. Call people into the river. Jump into the river.||1/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10–Building Your Support Team with Shelly Radic||In this episode Shelly Radic, President of Project 127, helps us understand the importance of and the steps to building a strong support team for your family. Resources 4 Commitments of a Support Team Member The Refresh Conference A TIME TO REFRESH AND.||12/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09–The Nuts & Bolts of Adopting/Fostering w/ Shelly Radic||In this episode Shelly Radic, President of Project 127, helps us explore the basics of adopting and fostering in faith. Where do you start? What’s the cost? What’s the process? What do you do while you wait?||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08–Our Story||In This Episode Barbara and I share our story of adopting and fostering in faith. We would love for you to share your story too! Subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07–Myths, Misconceptions & Excuses||In this episode we examine 4 common barriers to adopting and fostering in faith. Resources from Project 127 Click here for The Foster Care Journey||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06–The Barn is Flooded–Jason Weber||Attempting the Impossible Those who adopt and foster in faith are working to fix the seemingly impossible. We actually believe that there can be a home waiting for every single child in the foster care system.||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05–What is success in foster care?–Chelsea Geyer||Success vs. Failure What does success look like when it comes to foster care? Those of us who adopt and foster in faith often fear failure. We wonder if we have what it takes. In this episode, Chelsea Geyer,||11/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04–Falling Through the Cracks?||In this episode we reflect upon Psalm 68 and the incredible capacity of the typical local church when it comes to emptying out the foster care system. “A father to the fatherless…God sets the lonely families…” Ps.||11/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03–Down By The Riverside||The Nile River? “Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: ‘Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile…” Ex. 1.22 “Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe…” Ex. 2.5 In this episode we discover that Phara||11/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02–Distress||Subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher Distress: Pressure. Squeezing. Trauma. To feel like the walls are closing in you. What are orphans going through? In this episode we focused on James 1.27. This is a foundational verses for those adopt and fo||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01–Prepared||Subscribe in iTunes or Stitcher How has God been preparing you? In this episode I shared how God was preparing me from a young age to adopt and foster in faith. It’s important that we remember the moments that brought us to a life of orphan care.||10/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
This is awesome!!
Great wisdom and insight into a challenging yet rewarding mission.
Active responders- Doers of the Word, Pastor Robert lays out how each of us can be active responders to children in distress- our kids in foster care dealing with trauma, sudden transition, abuse, loss of family, friends, figuring out a slew of new relationships, more transition-overwhelming distress. Listen and be an active responder!