We Need Houseparent Couples. How You, The Collins Home Community Can Help?
Out of the abundance of God's grace we have been served by many amazing houseparent couples through the years. Their selfless and tireless work has benefited many children and truly reflects Christ's vision in their lives when He said,
"Allow the little children to come to me, and don't hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18: 16 WEB)
Grateful for The Difference Our Houseparents Have Made In Our Collins Children's Lives
We are so grateful that the Crawfords and Phillips heeded God's call to serve as houseparents. But just as they were called here, God is now calling them elsewhere. Although we will be sad to see them go, we rejoice for the time they have been here and for the light they will shine on God's next assignment.
God is Good
God has identified houseparents to replace them, but we don't yet know who they are!
We have been searching His will and have interviewed candidates but to no avail. During this pandemic, finding qualified staff has been difficult. We have seen few applications, and most do not have the minimum qualifications.
The Crawfords and Phillips are working with us until we find replacements, but until we do, we cannot accept new children, which breaks our hearts.
So we are appealing to you, our partners in faith, to pray to the God of the universe to bring us new houseparents with a love for God and a heart for children.
George Muller, a great prayer warrior and the founder of the Ashley Down Orphanage in Bristol, England, wrote this in his diary:
March 5, 1839. Several pounds were needed again. Besides the daily provisions, the coal was low, the medical supplies in two houses were exhausted, and there were only five shillings in hand. While I was in prayer this morning, I received a check for seven pounds ten shillings.
The same God who answered Muller's prayer will answer ours.
How Can You Help Future Collins Children?
Please join our staff and the board on your knees and entreat God for houseparents to continue the great work He started so many years ago.
This is how it's going to happen. You, our Collins Home Community coming together.
We know how much you love the Collins Kids and how much you care about the children in the community waiting to come to Collins Children's Home.
Do you know who our next Collins Home houseparent couple is? Maybe it's a couple you see at church that has a love for God and a heart for children.
Do you know someone in your life that has wanted to foster children? Being Collins Home houseparents may be their opportunity to realize their dream.
Please, help us get the word out for our need for houseparent couples. If you know a couple that may be interested, contact us at 864-882-0893.
Are you looking to make an impact in your community? Do you believe in investing in children and strengthening families?
If you said yes to these questions, you can learn more about the career opportunity, here.
Thank you for your continued love and support of the Collins Children's Home children and the children in the future.