Pro-Birth vs Pro-Life
"I do not believe that just because you are opposed to abortion, that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born, but not a child fed, a child educated, a child housed. That's not pro-life. That's pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."
And so here we are willing to have that conversation for the greater good. The above quote was made by a lady we would agree with that there is indeed a difference in pro-life and pro-birth. Let's pause, self evaluate, and ask ourselves a tough question. Where would you say you stand in your beliefs based on the actions of your hands, the giving of what you have, and the status of your heart that no one else can see? That is the difficult, thought provoking question we must each be willing to ask ourselves and answer honestly.
Is your mentality, "us four and no more," "look out for your own and yourself because no one else is going to," etc?? If so, I encourage you to consider what Jesus teaches us about looking out for others, in this case foster children, more than ourselves...
"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." Phil. 2:4
"But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18
"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." James 2:14-17
There are many more Scriptures along these lines, that are very clear as to what our role as believers should be in caring for foster children. We would like to think about and suggest some practical ways you can do so:
1. Become a licensed foster parent.
2. Donate your gently used clothing and children's items to a ministry like FH.
3. Become a monthly partner and give financially to help ministries like FH exist.
4. Participate in our drives and fundraisers.
5. Volunteer your time serving at our office and/or events.
6. Actively share our posts to help us meet needs.
We know not everyone can feasibly foster. But everyone can do something. Even if you don't have enough in your budget to give monthly, you can give of your time and volunteer which doesn't cost a dime, and you can share our posts so that those who can give, will see the needs and have the opportunity to obediently do so.
Our next upcoming event is our annual Foster Baby Shower. This is where babies will come from 7 counties with their foster moms to be celebrated, supported, loved and cherished. We have new foster parents this year who will be attending with a newborn baby, while last year they sponsored and gave gifts to another baby for the shower. It is so awesome to see their giving come around full circle! We ask that you consider going in with a group of co-workers or church members to sponsor a baby and help meet each need they have on their list for this fall. We want to give them the shower that so many of our children received, complete with gifts, shower food and shower games! This is your opportunity to show you are indeed PRO-LIFE!