The C.A.L.L.

I have been memorizing the book of James. I am slowing down a bit, but I am more than half-way done. WOO HOO! This book is a challenging book. It is full of truths that begged to be lived out. One of those truths I memorized in the first chapter it says:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this, to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
James 1:27

I prefer to skip to keeping myself from being polluted by the world. It isn’t as messy as taking care of orphans and widows. It doesn’t involve child abusers, emotional issues, or grieving widows. But since I have been memorizing that verse it has been resonating in my heart and mind. What and how can I help take care of orphans and widows?

Then the C.A.L.L. (Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime) came to our church. This organization mobilizes and equips the church to obey that verse in James. Jared Broyles, a C.A.L.L. representative, shared about these children in need. My heart broke for them and yearned for them and well I burst into tears.

Then a few days later I got together with a friend. Her family was trained by the C.A.L.L. and they are finishing up some final paperwork so they can begin to foster children. I am amazed at their heart!

I do not know what role my family and I will play with the C.A.L.L. They need foster homes, financial assistance, prayer warriors, social workers, teachers, CPR/First Aid trainers, fund-raisers, church recruitment facilitators. Their website is full of great information about fostering, adopting, and so much more.

I want to encourage you to visit their website or find an agency like the C.A.L.L. in your area. God has called us to take care of orphans. Let us as the church step up and do our part.

What are you doing to take care of orphans and widows? I can’t wait to hear about what you are doing.

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4 Responses to The C.A.L.L.

  1. D2 says:

    I’m not at a point in my life where I can take on a foster child, but I also thought about the Book of James when I watched the C.A.L.L. video (although, I thought the reference to orphans and widows was James 1:27). It’s time to don some prayer warrior armor…

    • Daniel, Thanks for finding the James typo…It is James 1:27. 😉

      Yes there are so many ways to help the C.A.L.L. out. Praying, volunteering, etc. I am so glad that you are adding the C.A.L.L. to your prayer list. 😉

  2. Angela Freeman says:

    Thank you so much for posting this today! I am so glad the C.A.L.L came to your church! It so amazing to see how God is calling the His children to get involved in this wonderful outreach. This program actually makes it possible for us to tangibly love and serve these precious kids in whatever way God leads.

    We are eagerly anticipating getting our first foster child soon, hopefully in the coming weeks! 🙂


    • So glad I could post this! The C.A.L.L. had no idea I was posting this and I am not getting anything for doing it. I just know it is a great organization and I pray that many others will answer the C.A.L.L. I am so glad you all did and am praying as God opens doors for you to do His work in the lives of children.

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