The powerful praise & worship music, the energy of the artists, the iconic fair food, the testimonies, the throngs of people, and most importantly sharing the Gospel:
AmplifyFest2017 was an incredible event! Our hearts were stirred in multiple ways, so what’s next?
- If your heart was stirred by the message that Jesus loves you and wants to save you and become the Lord of your life, seek out a local Bible-teaching church. Ask to speak to a pastor, share with a Christian friend, become part of God’s family.
- If you were moved by Maria’s adoption story of hopelessness to hopeful, learn more about adoption, fostering, or volunteering at an information meeting with The CALL in your county. Prayerfully consider how you can make a difference in the 5100 children in foster care in Arkansas!
- Join us in our mission to mobilize the Church in Arkansas to love foster children with the extravagant love of Christ by becoming a financial partner. You may give online or by texting ‘CALL’ to 91999.
- If you recognized the giving hearts of those wearing the ‘servant’ t-shirts, please consider serving at Amplify in 2018. This is an extraordinary opportunity to serve and help further the Gospel message!
‘Wrapping around foster & adoptive families in our Church’ will be the focus of our annual Church Leadership Breakfast on October 3, 2017. We invite pastors, church leaders, and Church Advocates with The CALL to join us for breakfast, fellowship, and to hear Saline County Judge Gary Arnold speak. The program will also include a panel with foster parents, a support family, and local pastor sharing their successes and challenges in supporting foster and adoptive families within the church. We will finish our time together in prayer for the children in foster care, the families who love them, our DCFS partners, and churches.
If you would like to confirm your church’s invitation or are interested in serving as a Church Advocate with The CALL, please email us at SalinePerry@TheCALLinArkansas.org for more details regarding the event.
The CALL in Saline & Perry Counties is excited to partner with AmplifyChristian Music Festival again this year! Join us in worshiping with Crowder, Matt Maher, Zach Williams, I am They, Jamie Grace, Carrollton, Hawk Nelson, and many more artists. There will be plenty of food vendors and other activities for the entire family to enjoy. Gates open on Friday, August 25th at 3:00 pm and on Saturday, August 26th at 1:00 pm. The festival is held on the property of Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton. Please visit the event’s website for more details on location, schedule, what to bring, and updates on artists performing.
In Perry County, there are 8 children in
foster care and just 2 foster homes. This means, among other things, that children must often be placed in other counties and in new schools. A child who has already experienced the trauma of being removed from their home and family also is removed from her church, coach, neighbors, and friends. Our goal is for children to be in their home communities with familiar teachers, friends, and others who will naturally support them.
We also have hundreds of children, most of them school-aged, in Arkansas waiting for an adoptive family. A family to tuck them in at night, help them with homework, go on vacation with. The greatest need is for experienced parents opening their hearts and homes to siblings or teenagers.
Would you like to help spread the word about the needs of children in foster care, support a foster or adoptive family, share our mission with your local church, or help with filing or driving children to their appointments? Volunteer!
On August 29, 2017, 6:30 pm, The CALL and the Department of Children & Family Services will host an information meeting to answer questions and share about fostering, adopting, and volunteering. Registration
is appreciated, but not required. Feel free to invite your church, friends, and neighbors!
Summer is a time for barbecues, family vacations, and relaxing! And in central Arkansas, it’s HOT! We have a great opportunity to cool off on July 22 at the Tom Park Memorial Splash Pad in Perryville from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. We will have hot dogs & drinks and share opportunities to serve the children in foster care through volunteering, fostering, or adopting. Representatives from the Department of Human Services, CASA and The CALL will be available to answer your questions. Please bring your friends, neighbors, and your family and join us for an afternoon of fun!