Orphan Care

Our Ministry Purpose

Orphan care exists to support members of our church and community who are directly engaged in caring for orphans. We desire to provide a place for adoptive and foster parents to receive wrap-around support, guidance, community and prayer. For those not called to foster or adopted a child, there are many other ways to be involved with indirectly caring for orphans through a variety of support ministries including orphan prevention.

Scripture references: James 1:27, Isaiah 1:17, Psalm 82:3, Psalm 10:16-18

If you would like to be added to our communications list, please email your name and contact info to orphancare@harvestoakville.ca


Orphan Care Events

Orphan Sunday – November 25, 2018 @  7PM
This global day of prayer for orphans is recognized locally in a dedicated prayer meeting. We will host a prayer meeting at Harvest in the Youth Worship Room.

Orphan Care Workshop – March 2, 2019
A DVD based educational workshop led by our Orphan Care team that provides a Biblical perspective for adoption & foster care. Please watch this video for more information. Save the date! Registration will be available soon.

Empowered to Connect Simulcast – April 5 – 6, 2019
A two day live simulcast training to support families who have adopted and/or fostered.

More info Here

Orphan Care annual BBQ – June 2019
A social event for members of the orphan care community to connect and build a support network.


Orphan Care Ministry in Practise

Entry
Wrap-around Support
Orphan Prevention
Orphan Care Events

Engaged
Safe Families
Short-term Missions

All-In
Adoption
Foster Care
Long-Term Missions


Wrap-Around Support 

Locally provide support to families who are adopting and/or fostering through serving (childcare, practical needs), providing resources (groceries, meals, finances), and spiritual support (prayer).

 

 

 

 

 


Orphan Prevention

Orphan care seeks to support local and global ministries that are actively keeping families together and as a result, contributing to orphan prevention.

The best place for a child to thrive is in a home where the light of Christ shines brightly. If the church and parachurch organizations can support families in crisis prior to the point when fundamental care for a child is at risk, then this is ideal for any child.

Please see the following ministries and organizations that help support Orphan Prevention…

  • Compassion International: Holistic child development for vulnerable children to overcome poverty while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel.
  • Little by Little: Supporting impoverished communities with economic opportunity specifically for orphan prevention
  • Safe Families Canada: Temporarily host children and provide a network of support to families in crisis while they get back on their feet
  • Biblical Counseling: Keep marriages and families whole
  • Recovery Ministry: Those struggling with addictions can experience freedom through the truth of the gospel