Orphans in our City

In this week's message, Pastor J.D. talked about the three things Christ did when he experienced oppression. He was patient, committed himself to him who judges justly, and kept doing good. In 1 Peter 2:12, Peter writes, "Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that when they slander you as evildoers, they will observe your good works and will glorify God on the day he visits" (CSB). Christians are marked by their good works, even when being slandered by others.

One of the ways Christians can do good in and love our communities is through caring for the vulnerable, including through foster care and adoption. In his message, Pastor J.D. said, "Stop complaining that evangelicals are treated unfairly by the media and start taking care of the orphans in our city. When the foster services have no more kids to place and we’re the only people at the table, let that change everyone’s perspective."

Are you interested in learning more about foster care and adoption? Or have you entered into a foster care or adoption journey and want to connect with others from the Summit to journey with you? Our EmbraceRDU ministry is here to help.

Contact Jodi Bailey ( for more information.