The journey that I started of giving back to close out the year continues today.
My fellow blogger Adam Shields, recommended an outstanding organization in Georgia over a year. Adam suggested I visit Bethany Christian Services to get a look at the great work they are doing to assist families. BCS is doing a phenomenal work to bring hope to many families in the area of adoption.
According to their site:
Bethany Christian Services is the nation’s largest adoption agency, and we also care for women facing unplanned pregnancies and orphans living on five continents. We are called to care for children of all ages and in all stages of life. We serve children at conception by counseling women with unplanned pregnancies and by providing frozen embryos a chance for a full life through our embryo adoption program. Our commitment extends to children and teens who are living in foster care or in orphanages—children who need a “forever family.”
Our comprehensive services include adoption, temporary foster care, counseling, training, and family support because we know children thrive in safe, loving, and strong families. We are committed to finding the best families for children in need around the world. Our mission calls us to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
Founded in 1944, Bethany is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides adoption and orphan care services through a national network of over 80 locations and is licensed in more than 30 U.S. states With a strong fiscal history and over 1,000 staff, Bethany Christian Services initiates and maintains innovative child-focused programming both nationally and internationally and in accordance with accepted conventions, standards of care, and best practices.
26-27Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world. (James 1:27, The Message)