What’s your one thing?

October 21, 2013 | Janie

Our Response is all about helping children in need, specifically the children—and their families—of Kivuruga, Rwanda. Child sponsorship is the means by which we “respond” to extreme poverty and its disastrous effects on children. In partnership with World Vision, those of us who are sponsoring a child supply critical funds that end up improving entire communities.

There’s a member of our East Central community who has demonstrated consistent care and concern for children, not only through adoption (10 years ago, Barb and her husband, Tim, added five children to their home), but also through encouraging others to meet the needs of children, orphaned children in particular. Barb played a significant volunteer role in last year’s Step into Africa, the Experience. She also heads up the Orphan Care Committee of Cambridge First Baptist. She would like you to know about a special event that her committee has planned for early November. It’s called 1 Thing, and in the remainder of this post she will tell you all about it…

Barb cares about children

Barb with her grandkids

Throughout history Christians have been known as a people who band together to take special care of those who are fatherless. It’s thrilling to see believers doing the 1THING they can do for orphans, children in foster care, and children around the world in need of sponsorship. Any individual, family, church, or organization can be a part of this growing movement.

The Orphan Care Committee at First Baptist Church would like to invite you to participate in the 1 THING event being held on Saturday, November 2. We want to help you determine what 1 THING God would have you do to change the world!

The day will begin with a Fun Run/Walk at the Cambridge Isanti High School outdoor track. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the run starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp. The registration fee is $10 per person, or $25 per family. The entire fee will be used to purchase water filters for Robin’s Nest Children’s Home in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Snacks and water will be provided for all participants and prizes will be awarded at the conclusion.

Following the Fun Run/Walk, everyone is invited to First Baptist Church for workshops on adoption, foster care, and child sponsorships. We will also get updates from members of our community who have recently travelled to Rwanda, the Philippines, and Jamaica.

There is something you can do to share God’s love with the world! You can pray, you can speak up, you can provide for needs, you can support those who have adopted or who have foster children in their homes, you can visit an orphanage, you can give, you can encourage, you can adopt, you can sponsor and there is so much more. What 1 THING will you do?

You may pre-register for this event by calling the First Baptist Church office at 763-689-1173.