The Foster Care Drive “He Knows You by Name” takes every foster child under the care of Ohio Mentor and ensures each child receives a Bible with their name, a personal gift, and written prayers this Christmas season. As foster children move from home to home, there is very little they take with them, and still less that they feel is undeniably their own. We as the church want to bless them with a gift that is clearly theirs. In the past, people helped do this by putting the present in a bag with the child’s name, personal journals with their name, stuffed animals with their name, or whatever creativity you want to bring to the table. About half the children have not yet received Bibles from last years drive, and if you sign-up to sponsor one of those children, they will need a Bible with their name on it. When you sign up for a child, you commit to praying over them for the whole month of December. We strongly encourage you to put written prayers into each child’s gift. In 1 John 5:14, John tells the early Church, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Prayer is powerful, and a prayer in accordance with God’s will, in accordance with spreading his love and hope for salvation, will be heard. In giving these children your prayers, that whole family has a chance to be touched deeply and meaningfully by the love of our Christ.
This year, we have 57 children who need sponsored, and we would love your help. These online sign-ups will tell you the name, desired gift, age, and gender of your child. All gifts need to be dropped off at Christ’s Fellowship at Little Miami on the morning of December 13th or any Sunday morning prior. If you would like more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot me a text at (513)630-9368.
Names will continually be added to the list as they come in from Ohio Mentor, so if you don’t see a name available, feel free to check back later. Find the sign-ups and drive guide at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A48AAA82FA7FD0-heknows