Hope Found Orphan Care Ministry

What is Hope Found?

Hope Found Orphan Care Ministry desires to …

1.  SHOW that our spiritual Adoption is a high privilege of the gospel

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. – Galatians 4:4-7

2.  SHARE God’s heart for the fatherless with our church body

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. – James 1:27

3.  SEE us respond as sons, with the passion to care for, visit & adopt the fatherless

Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow. – Isaiah 1:17

Join a Hope Team

You want to get involved! Here are a few practical ways you can get involved in Orphan Care Ministry at Campus:

Wrapped in Hope Team

Become a WRAP around family that comes alongside a foster or adoptive family, and prays for and encourages them.

Download this helpful resource:

Wrap Around Booklet [PDF – 4.5mb]

Pray with Hope Team

As a part of the Pray with Hope Team, you’ll encounter faces of fatherless children and pray for them by name as well as pray for regular requests from families within our church who are fostering or adopting.

Community Opportunities

Central Valley Christian Alliance for Orphans (CVCAO)

4th Monday of each Month | 7-8:30pm | Location: Bethany Christian Services – map

Several community members, pastors, adoptive and foster parents from the Central Valley have formed a local alliance that meets once a month to collectively care for orphans locally and globally. The purpose in creating this group is to foster unity and communication between churches, families and agencies. If you or your church is interested in being involved please contact Whitney Bunker (whitneybunker@citywithoutorphans.com).

The CVCAO meets monthly on the 4th Monday. Visit the alliance website (www.cvfororphans.com) for more information.

Fostering & Adoption 101 Workshop

The next workshop has not yet been scheduled.

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, this workshop is for you. It’s our goal that you’ll leave equipped with the knowledge you need to help you determine God’s plan for your family, and with a greater understanding of His love for orphans.

This 3 hour workshop has been designed for families and individuals who are interested in foster care and adoption or simply want to learn more about it. Through live teaching and video, we will cover the basics of:

  • foster care
  • foster adoption
  • private domestic adoption
  • international adoption
  • home study
  • how to choose the right agency for you
  • motives and expectations
  • what the bible says about orphan care & adoption
  • home study
  • adoption and finances

At the end of the workshop, each participant will have an opportunity to ask questions of foster/adoptive parents, social workers and mental health care professionals. In addition, each participant will have access to information and representatives from the Fresno County Department of Social Services and local Foster Family Agencies to help determine their next step.

Lastly, each particpant will receive a free copy of our 45 page workbook which they can refer back to for valuable information on foster care & adoption.

This workshop is presented by City Without Orphans. Learn more about City Without Orphans by visiting their website: www.citywithoutorphans.com.

Recycle with Purpose

Make great use of your recycled aluminum cans and plastic bottles.  Collect them at home and donate them to support Hope Found Orphan Care Ministry.

On the third Sunday of each month we will have a drop-off location at the church (near the Hospitality Center) for your cans and bottles. Money raised will go to help support Orphan Care Ministry at Campus.

Aluminum and CRV-plastic only please. No cardboard, glass or milk containers.

Contact the Hope Found Team

Hope Found Leadership Team
Ryan & Allyson Howard, Bryan & Tamera Wong, Chris & Tamra Gardner, Kevin & Kendra Barcelos, and Pastor Matt Cook

Hope Found Interest Form

We would love to come along side you and help you get further involved in ministry to orphans. Fill out the form below and a member of the Hope Found Team will follow up with you: