A call to action!

Spotlight Jeremiah, featured
Children’s Board Heart Gallery Tampa Bay Jeremiah by Pezz Photo

 

TAMPA BAY – One Church One Child of Florida challenges communities to seriously consider adopting or mentoring children in need of a forever home. Do you have room in your heart for a child or siblings in need of a family?

This is an urgent and important question that must be raised time and time again, but each time there is a different child or children. One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in local communities across the state in efforts to help share the truth that the child pictured here and others like him are.

Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their own, many of them are minorities.  Can you provide a loving, permanent home for these children or other children like them or consider becoming their mentors?

November is National Adoption Month. Churches are asked to partner with One Church One Child in sharing information with congregations and extending Watch-Care Ministries to children.  Rev. Beverly Hills Lane, state president for One Church One Child of Florida and vice president for National One Church One Child, is challenging fellow pastors to get involved and encouraging families to open their hearts and homes to children in foster care.

These series of articles feature children located in communities across the state; they have no family identified to adopt them, will you take the challenge of opening your home and family to parenting them?

November’s child is highlighted in this article; he too deserves to have a family.  Do pray sincerely for him and consider making him a part of your family through adoption or a part of your church through Project Watch-Care, for support and mentoring.

Jeremiah

Jeremiah’s a sweet, playful kid who loves games of all kinds. He can be a little shy, but he has a big heart and he cares for other people, and so it makes sense that his biggest goal is to become a fireman when he grows up.

He tries hard in school – excelling especially in math — and he’s very proud of being chosen as a library aide this year. Jeremiah is a very thoughtful, loving kid who wants and deserves to have his sweet, affectionate nature reciprocated by a forever family.

He’ll thrive in a loving, patient two-parent home that will nurture his many talents and help him to retain contact with his family out-of-state.

If you are interested in knowing more about Jeremiah and other children in foster care available for adoption, or if you would like to become a foster parent, mentor, partner or volunteer, please contact LaKay Fayson, recruitment coordinator for One Church One Child of Florida’s SunCoast Region, at (813) 740-0210 or lakay_fayson@ococfl.org.

Visit www.ococfl.org for more information.

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