WE EXIST TO MOBILIZE LOCAL CHURCHES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

There are thousands of kids in care and few churches that are engaged in orphan care. This is why we’re starting Hope Fort Worth. We have to bring these kids into care in our homes, in our churches. The government makes terrible families—that isn’t their job. Their role is to protect these kids, but it’s our job to make sure that these kids have families.

We exist to mobilize local churches, here in Tarrant County and beyond, to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children.

We also exist to help churches launch good, sustainable orphan care communities. We want to see more families in these churches step forward and receive these children into their homes through foster care and through adoption.

CPS and the placing agencies know that the church is the answer to the orphan crisis and they are begging local churches to step forward and provide training and support for the families in their churches, and to have their families bring children into their homes. This is a door of opportunity that God has given us here in Tarrant County.

 

OUR STORY

I had been on staff with HighRidge Church in Fort Worth for about 10 years and during a sabbatical, I was sensing God speaking to me. As I sought Him, God gave me three things: to travel and speak about God’s heart for orphans and the theology of orphan care and adoption; to connect families in local churches with good, reputable foster/adoption agencies; and to help those churches establish their own orphan care ministry.

I realized that at the end of the day, the church is the answer to the orphan crisis. Psalm 68 says God settles the solitary in homes. So, we have to bring these kids into care in our homes, in our churches.

Hope Fort Worth exists to mobilize churches here in Tarrant County and beyond to make a difference in the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. The time is now to mobilize and care for the kids that are in foster care and to care for the kids who need to be adopted, right here in our community.

 - Andrew Holland

In November 2013, my wife and I decided to adopt and in June 2015, we adopted a little boy from China. I can’t imagine going through this process without the love and support of our church family.

Watch the video for the whole story.

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OUR TEAM

ANDREW HOLLAND

ANDREW HOLLAND

ANGELA HOLLAND

ANGELA HOLLAND

MARK REIDLAND

MARK REIDLAND