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WAYS TO CONNECT

WITH CHILDREN & YOUTH

<PZTP3XUUTaT]RTcWa^dVW?aPhTa Â&#x2039; Praise God for the gift of children in your home, neighborhood, and community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each as an image bearer of God. Â&#x2039; Pray that each child will receive the love and support they need to grow into healthy, happy, and productive adults. Â&#x2039; Praise God for the tireless efforts of case workers and volunteers of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministries and government programs. Pray they would have the energy, passion, and love to continue in the work the Lord has given them. Â&#x2039; Pray for the school teachers and administrators who serve our children every day. Pray that they would continue to show them love and compassion in the classroom. Â&#x2039; 7YH`[OH[[OLHI\ZLKHUKULNSLJ[LKJOPSKYLUPUV\YJVTT\UP[`^V\SKĂ&#x201E;UKHSV]PUNMHTPS`HUKHWSHJL[VJHSS OVTL7YH`[OH[[OL`^V\SKRUV^[OLSV]LVM[OLPY/LH]LUS`-H[OLYHUK[OH[[OLPYMHTPSPLZ^V\SKĂ&#x201E;UKOLHSPUN through Jesus Christ. Â&#x2039; Pray for the children affected by divorce and separation. Â&#x2039; Pray that more Christians would love the children in state custody by opening their homes for foster care. Â&#x2039; 7YH`MVY[OLJOPSKYLU[OH[[\YU[VNHUNZMVYHZLUZLVMMHTPS`HUK\UP[`7YH`MVYV\YWVSPJLVMĂ&#x201E;JLYZHZ[OL`KLHS^P[O gang violence in many of our communities. Â&#x2039; Pray for more collaboration among the children and youth programs across Northwest Indiana. Â&#x2039; 7YH`MVYTVYL]VS\U[LLYZ[VĂ&#x2026;VVK[OLKVVYZVM[OLTHU`JOPSKYLUHUK`V\[OJLU[LYZHYV\UK5VY[O^LZ[0UKPHUH

<PZTP3XUUTaT]RTcWa^dVWH^da;XUT Â&#x2039; Remember that child abuse and neglect affects children from every socio-economic class, race, and religion. We are all responsible for protecting our communitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; children; if you see or hear that a child has been abused please call the Indiana Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline (800-800-5556). Â&#x2039; Volunteer in your church nursery or childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministry. Â&#x2039; Begin a one-on-one mentoring relationship with a child in your community. Â&#x2039; Volunteer at an after-school program to help children with homework, play games with them, and be a friend. Â&#x2039; )LJVTLHJO\YJO`V\[ONYV\WSLHKLY@V\JV\SKOH]LHWVZP[P]LPUĂ&#x2026;\LUJLVU5VY[O^LZ[0UKPHUHÂťZ[LLUZ Â&#x2039; Reach out to children in homeless shelters. Provide tutoring and other enriching activities so they can keep up in school. Find ways to make them feel valued and loved â&#x20AC;&#x201C; celebrate birthdays, give them their own childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible, provide haircuts, and new clothes. Â&#x2039; Host a training session on becoming a foster parent or adoptive family. Host a speaker to teach on the Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s call to orphans and adoption at your church. #!}2WX[SaT]H^dcW

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

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