Today, I continue to see such care from churches for the youth at Patrick Henry. Not only do we receive significant financial support from churches, but at Christmas - gifts are brought; at Easter - baskets of goodies are delivered; Valentine’s Day brings the traditional banquet celebration.
Our children value each and every act of love. Through a stranger’s genuine care and participation in their lives comes that same sense I often felt growing up, the assurance of love and grace can be found within the walls of local churches. In an age when many youth are walking away from church, it is uplifting to know that through the church’s participation in the lives of youth, they want to be connected in the church. For that, we give thanks.
Take Away: The local church is the source of hope for many vulnerable children.