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Orphan Sunday – November 12, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Ultimately, Orphan Sunday makes God’s true character and the Gospel itself visible as God’s people explore and respond to His heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care,[…..]

Agape in Memphis on the News Speaking About Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Domestic Violence Awarenesscreen-shot-2016-10-11-at-10-31-34-ams Month October 10, 2016 on WBUY-TV 40’s Joy in Our Town on Trinity Broadcasting Network Our very own Teresa Franklin, director of Agape’s Families in Transition (FIT) program talks about the prevalence of domestic violence in our city and how the FIT program serves pregnant and parenting homeless women (many of whom[…..]

Just a Reminder…..

Monday, May 9th, 2016

May is Foster Care Month. National Foster Care Month is observed in the United States during the month of May every year. It began with President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Since 1988, National Foster Care Month continues to be recognized and celebrated. The original focus was to give foster parents the recognition they deserved for[…..]

Orphan Sunday – November 8, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

As Christians we are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family. . . to visit orphans in their distress. Encourage your church to remember Orphan Sunday. Perhaps your class could pray for orphans in the world, or talk about supporting an orphan. A sermon preached on orphans[…..]

Agape Memphis Reminds All that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month

Monday, May 25th, 2015

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month There is one notable thing every state in our country has in common. Every single state has children in foster care. The state of Tennessee has over 8,000 children in the Foster Care system.* These beautiful children belong to all of us and now is the time for[…..]

May is National Foster Care Month

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care. The campaign raises awareness about foster care and encourages many more citizens to get involved in the lives of these youth – whether as their[…..]

Understanding Infertility

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Recently this article was posted for National Infertility Awareness Week. I found it insightful and helpful. Infertility is such an interesting concept when you really think about it. It has a major impact on the lives of so many (some stats say 1 in 8 couples, while others say 1 in 6 couples), and yet[…..]

November 3, 2013 is Orphan Sunday

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

November 3rd id a day for churches and ministries around the world to PRAY and ACT on behalf of the world’s orphans. As Christians we are a people called to defend the fatherless…to care for the child that has no family. . . to visit orphans in their distress. You could do this by encouraging[…..]

April 25th is World Malaria Day

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Someone dies of malaria every minute. 3 out of 4 malaria deaths are of African children under age 5. A $10.00 net is all it takes to save a child from death. Let’s end malaria together. Visist to lear how you can help!

It is Still Child Abuse Awareness Month!!!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

A child is abused or neglected every 35 seconds (905,000/yr in the US) 50% of homeless women & children are fleeing domestic violence Prior to entering into Arms of Hope’s programs – 62% of Arms of Hope’s residents suffered emotional abuse 43% of Arms of Hope’s residents endured physical abuse 21% of Arms of Hope’s[…..]