We all need compassionate wisdom. Have you considered it?
As an AG COMPACT ministry team we have been studying the book of James in the Bible to learn more about compassionate wisdom. Compassionate wisdom is a fitting two-word summary of the entire book. As daily workers in "orphan" care (James 1:27), we need the compassionate wisdom of God that helps kids redeem family and future. The book of James deserves more attention than a few championed quotes. It is a phenomenal timeless resource for effective caring compassion.
Dr. Brian Fikkert co-authored a recent book on the subject entitled, When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself. The title itself raises the point - not all help is equal. And it applies to those providing care for broken families and fatherlessness.
Orphans need more than sympathy and things. They need healing and hope for the heart, mind, and soul. Jesus can and does.
Together, there is healing and hope happening for children, youth, and families through the ministry of AG COMPACT. The work of the Holy Spirit through partner gifts and prayers coupled with the co-labored gifts, prayers, and works of staff, is genuinely helping children and youth in our care. For instance, this year we have witnessed a great increase in the number of adoptions in a very needy category - older youth. They are discovering that God is their Provider. And praise the Lord, more are ahead!
As the executive director of this ministry, I want you to know that the partnered work of supporters and staff remains on mission. I want you to know that God is changing history for some people in a beautiful way.
God is answering prayer. Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for God's provision and His compassionate wisdom upon this ministry on behalf of those it serves. May the Lord increase the helpfulness of our co-labored ministry to those who need it so much.