It was over a decade ago when God first led Dan and Michelle Stephenson of Clear Lake to consider fulfilling the call of Psalm 82:3 to, “defend the weak and the fatherless,” through the ministry of foster care and adoption. Now, 14 years, 6 adopted children and many foster children later, they are once again stepping out in faith to encourage others to consider how God could use individuals and local churches to reach those in what they describe as a “captive mission field.” The Stephensons are seeking to use what they have learned in their years of involvement with the Iowa foster care system to equip churches and church members to develop ministries to foster families. Their hope is that those who hear their testimony of God’s working in and through foster care and adoption will discover how God could use every church member in such a ministry, whether that is by becoming a foster parent, adoptive parent, respite care provider, or by providing organized assistance to local foster families. The Stephensons, who are members of Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church, will be available to visit local churches and would love to hear from you if you’d like to have them come present their ministry, or if you just have questions about how you can get started with foster care and adoption ministries. You can follow them on their Facebook page, Fostering A Faith, or by emailing Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
FBBC would like to invite everyone to help them celebrate the generosity of the Lord, as well as many donors, as they dedicate their new gym! Praise the Lord for His provision! Please see information below from FBBC on how you can be a part of the celebration.
Mark your calendars for Friday, January 17, 2020, for a Friends and Family Night and gym dedication at Faith Baptist Bible College!
Faith cordially invites you for a very special evening of basketball and praise as we officially dedicate our renovated gymnasium between the women’s and men’s basketball games against Calvary University. The women’s game begins at 5:00 p.m. and the men’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. The estimated time of the gym dedication is 6:40 p.m.
It will be a great night of praise and celebration as we thank God for allowing us to complete this project and to recognize and thank the donor of the wood for the new gym floor. There will be free pop and popcorn for each family that attends, a special souvenir cup for each alumnus in attendance, and special halftime competitions and prizes.
Bring your friends, your family, or your entire church for a special night of celebration on Friday, January 17!