Last night was a wonderful time of prayer, stories and connecting at our 2nd annual Foster Care Prayer Vigil. We had a great turnout of people who have a passion to serve the most vulnerable in our society. We heard stories about God's involvement in children, families, foster care professionals and the Church, and prayed for all those involved in the foster care system. With 143 million orphans world-wide, and 500,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, the need is great. Yet we know that God's heart for these kids is greater still, and He has called us to care for them.
As I came home and started to unwind, I was struck with a sense that the time I spent that evening was very significant. We all have so many demands for our attention, but I could not think of another thing I could have done that evening, that would have held as much importance. It was really a privilege to share the evening with all of you that attended.
Pizza & Connection Time
A Sampling of the Heart Gallery of Illinois
For more information about the National Foster Care Prayer Vigil organization, or to find an event in your area, visit www.fostercareprayervigil.org.