Adoption

Giving religion a good name

Giving religion a good name

Religion. This word invokes a wide range of negative reactions and emotions in our culture today. It is common to hear the word “religion” followed by the word “hypocrisy.” With all the negative connotations surrounding religion, is it even possible to have a religion...
On nourishment of the body: an adoptive mother’s thoughts

On nourishment of the body: an adoptive mother’s thoughts

Water. Air. Food. Shelter. Sleep. These are basic elements for the body to survive. But alone, are they enough to nourish the body? I’ve been thinking a lot about the basic elements to survive lately, and I’ve come to the conclusion that indeed, that’s just it: with...
​What does a foster child hope for?

​What does a foster child hope for?

A young girl who is in the Oklahoma foster care system made a sobering wish list for her next foster home. In childlike printing on school-lined paper, she composed the following: Things I want in my family. I want food and water. Don’t hit on me. A house with...
Joy after ​992 days of waiting

Joy after ​992 days of waiting

The Wesleyan Church encourages every local church to recognize Orphan Sunday on a Sunday in November, and promote adoption and foster care. We are part of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. Check out all the resources on the site, and make plans to include...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

New York church deals with flooded building A small stream behind Avon Wesleyan Church in Avon, N.Y., flooded the church recently, causing some damage. Read another version of the story here. Faith-based community talks adoption in Michigan Kyle Ray, lead pastor of...