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“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” – Psalm 82:3 

FBC has a long history of working with and ministering to orphans all over the world. We partner with specialists in Kazakhstan, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Haiti and many more. We have learned a lot about the child who is “fatherless” and/or abandoned. We are seeking to bring that developed passion to home in Hays County.
Some of our very own church families have been foster families and/or adopted families. We desire to equip and support the family as a whole, and to shed light on the needs and concerns of Hays County Orphan Care. Watch these videos to gain insight into the life and mind of a child that has been “removed.”

Orphan Care Resources

Whether it is opening your home to a child removed or supporting a family who is, there are numerous ways you can assist in orphan care. Here are some ways you can get involved in orphan care through FBC and other partnering organizations in our region:

Foster / Adoption Support Groups

This group meets the first Sunday of the month following second service in the months of October-May. This is a great way to connect with other parents who are on a similar journey and going through what you are. Lunch is provided as well as childcare. Email Monica Followell for more information.

OC Education and Training Meetings

Based on the need and interest, FBC will host educational and training meetings for various aspects of orphan ministry and licensing. Watch our events and follow us on Facebook so you do not miss these events when they come up.

Immigration Law Services

This is a service that is coming soon. At First Baptist Church we desire to love our neighbor. Through the ministries we share we know that many of our neighbors are immigrants. For the sake of transparency in those relationships we want to build, we see that Immigration Law Services are strongly needed in our community. Through the guidance and training of the I.S.A.A.C. Project we will have Immigration Law Counselors available to help people understand within the law what are their rights and course of action for furthering their immigrant status. This is a bipartisan ministry and is simply providing education and advocating services.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. It is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Throughout the Fall and Spring semester, a GriefShare group meets at FBC on Mondays from 7:00-9:00pm. Our leadership is trained thoroughly to counseling you through the GriefShare program.

Cancer Care

Cancer Care is a support group here at FBC that understands what you are going through after a cancer diagnosis. They meet the second Wednesday of the month for lunch and fellowship. This community walks alongside you through the difficult times by making hospital visits, helping with doctor appointments, taking meals to homes, writing letters or making phone calls, and much more. These are people who understand what you are going through. Don’t do it alone.

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