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February 2023 Newsletter

What do Hephzibah62:4 and church multiplication have in common? “As we have walked with students through parental incarceration, we have seen a special area of connection. We don’t have all the answers, but we have been able to create space in which healing, joy, and the peace of the Lord can befound even in the darkest of places.” -- Pastor Nikki Taylor, Hephzibah62:4 Church Plant Grant recipient   Hang out with a church planter long enough and you will likely note a unique pioneering spirit, what Dr. Wayne Schmidt has called “an entrepreneurism of eternal consequence.” The testimony...

January 2023 Newsletter

We should make plans—counting on God to direct us. Proverbs 16:9 TLB God has been so faithful! Looking back, in 2022 we: gained 17 new church partners awarded 20 CAFO Summit Grants to help church partners attend CAFO2022 in Atlanta, GA hosted 45 guests at our Hephzibah62:4 Connection Dinner were instrumental in helping to establish CarePortal for the first time in Michigan began a new Hephzibah62:4 Legacy Grant Partnership with The Connection Church awarded 3 new $5000 matching adoption grants awarded a number of additional church plant, ministry and equipping grants that align with our...

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday: January 22

Wesleyans find practical ways to support and uphold life. JODI LEWIS | January 9, 2023 | WesLife Access original article here. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)  Several defining moments surrounding abortion rights in the United States, from the reversal of Roe v. Wade to decisions made at the state level, unfolded in 2022. We, as Christians, wrestle with the resulting mixed messages and their implications. At the same time, we’re witnessing new levels of awareness and resolve in local churches, personally getting involved in practical ways that uphold the...

CAFO2023: September 20-22 in Oklahoma City, OK

JOIN US IN OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, September 20-22, 2023. More than ever the Church needs to stand up in new ways for the most vulnerable among us. Hephzibah62:4 has chosen the Christian Alliance For Orphans (CAFO) Summit as an annual gathering place for Wesleyan pastors, church staff, lay leaders, caregivers/parents, and advocates to be inspired, encouraged, and gain insight into best practices in caring for vulnerable children. Click here to learn more. 

Pastor Blake

Pastor Blake and his wife, Brook received grants to attend CAFO2022. "My wife Brook and I were able to attend the CAFO Summit for the first time and it was a life changing experience for both of us. We went knowing that we wanted to do more as a family and as community in the life of the vulnerable but weren’t sure where to start. We walked away with resources, tools, and connections to give us the foundation needed to begin our journey and are excited to see where it leads." - Pastor Blake, New Bern, NC

Pastor Emma

Pastor Emma and her church in Delaware received a Hephzibah62:4 Church Plant Grant. “ our first baptism we baptized 16. The first, Avery, is an 11-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. Last week after church she told me, ‘I got baptized! I’m filled with the Spirit!’ We baptized 6 other children (3 were fostered/adopted), 1 teen, 9 adults of every tribe and tongue.” - Pastor Emma, Seaford, DE

Abril, SWU Student

This Southern Wesleyan University Student received our OVC Essentials Course Grant in the Summer of 2022. “This course opened my eyes to better understand orphans, vulnerable children, foster parents, systems, but also myself. This course fed the fire of true religion in my heart and empowered me to seek out those God loves.” - Abril, Clemson, SC

LeMay Family

These Hephzibah62:4 Adoption Grant Recipients adopted a sibling group from Liberia in the Spring of 2022, forming a beautiful family of eight. "(Adopting siblings) has been harder than hard and good and frustrating and stressful and beautiful.” - LeMay Family, Bozeman, MT

Merry Christmas from Hephzibah62:4 December 2022 Newsletter

"He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds." Psalm 147:3 Our founder, Bettie Tyler, surely bandaged a variety of wounds on behalf of the children in her care between 1900 and 1922. She then handed the keys of Hephzibah Orphanage to the Wesleyans, who have continued Hephzibah Ministries’ legacy of caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds of countless children. Because of your generous support, this year we have been celebrating 100 years of Wesleyan leadership and the exponential impact now being realized through Hephzibah62:4. Today, the legacy of healing love in...

Stand Sunday miracles multiply through Vermont church

"Events in the news remind me that Satan's weapons make a lot of noise, but it's deceptive. Love is much better armored." JODI LEWIS | October 17, 2022 | WesLife Access original article here. A handful of years ago, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, faced what seemed like a hopeless situation. Their struggles with addiction and homelessness resulted in their three children being removed from their custody and placed into foster care. In addition to the pain they experienced being separated from their children, the goals the couple were required to meet prior to reunification felt out of reach....

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