About: Mission & Vision

With over 18 million children having lost both parents across the world, we believe we can step into our faith and end this crisis. Our vision is a ministry that opens our church’s doors to the needs of orphans. We will accomplish this vision by putting loving arms around our families involved in orphan care and by creating service opportunities both local and abroad.

Like many, perhaps you have felt God’s call to serve a child in need, but felt stifled by the gravity of adoption or foster care. While taking a a large step to adopt a foster child is vital, it is not the only way to serve - The small is the BIG.
Are you aware that mowing a yard, joining a prayer team, assisting in child care, or sharing your adoption story will propel our orphan care ministry forward?

Open Hands Team Descriptions

OPENING DOORS

Opening Doors communicates what's happening in the life of Open Hands and the needs of those being served.

LOVING ARMS

Loving Arms surrounds those who are currently involved in orphan care through adopting, fostering, etc. by coming alongside them to help identify needs and provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support.

FAITH IN ACTION

Faith in Action identifies and builds relationships with local and global orphan care partners to identify and provide opportunities to better serve our community.

Local Partner

The Forgotten Initiative

The Forgotten Initiative resources, supports and networks Advocates across the nation, helping them grow sustainable foster care ministries in their communities. Advocates mobilize the Body of Christ through service projects, mentoring and family support initiatives.


How To Get Involved

Journey Bags: Many kids enter state custody with little to none of their own belongings, and journey bags are a way to provide an encouragement at a very scary and traumatic time for a child entering care for the first time.

We will be collecting for Journey Bags on January 22 and 29 and will be gathering on February 4 to put them together for distribution. For more info on what items to collect, refer to the Open Hands Facebook page.

Connecting With Youth: More details coming soon.

Global Partner

Global Orphan Project

Orphans catalyze change. We live amid a global orphan pandemic. Local churches among parentless children stand ready to fill family gaps. Growing waves of YOU stand ready to help. GO Project makes the connection. In the process, life transformation occurs. Among the kids. Among their communities. And among you.


How To Get Involved

More information coming soon.


NO MATTER YOUR LIFE STAGE, ANYONE CAN BE INVOLVED IN ORPHAN CARE MINISTRY.
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Faith In Action

Matt & Rebekah Finney

Matt & Rebekah Finney

LOVING ARMS

Landon Shewmake

Landon Shewmake

OPENING DOORS

Anna Edwards & Hannah Sims

Anna Edwards & Hannah Sims