Pray for the Fatherless on Father’s Day

June 21, 2009 — Leave a comment

My wife and I have been going through foster care training through Arrow Child and Family Ministries, and Father’s Day has given me such an awareness of the fatherless today.  I am praying that God would raise up the church in Austin to serve the 500 children in the foster care system, and that the church in Texas would adopt the nearly 28,000 orphans in our state.  Globally, there are an estimated 143 million orphans, and approximately 2 billion Christians – let’s get behind James 1:27.

I’m also praying for friends who are waiting on adoptions, that God would give them perseverance, encouragement, and hope as they wait for their children to come home, as well as friends who have just adopted, that God would supply all their needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Join me in praying for the fatherless today!

Todd Engstrom

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Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth. God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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