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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....

September 2022 Newsletter

Celebrating 100 years of Wesleyan leadership!  In 1922 our organization's founder, Bettie Tyler, entrusted the leadership of the beloved ministry to which she had dedicated 22 years of her life, to the Wesleyans. Today, a full century later, we celebrate that Hephzibah Ministries remains a subsidiary of The Wesleyan Church (TWC). In this newest season the Hephzibah62:4 board and staff has recommitted to full alignment with TWC and our denomination's leadership. Why does this matter?  In this present moment of rapid cultural shifts, endless negative news cycles, confusion and division, being...

CAFO2022: September 28-30 in Atlanta, GA

JOIN US IN ATLANTA, GA, September 28-30, 2022. 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. 

Stand Sunday: November 13, 2022

Hephzibah62:4 is proud to partner with the Christian Alliance for Orphans to help rally the Church around the vulnerable, using Stand Sunday as a tool. In 2017, Stand Sunday officially merged with Orphan Sunday. In 2022, Stand Sunday aligned with More Than Enough and holds the purpose of calling the U.S. and Canadian Church to stand and collaborate for vulnerable children and families touched by the foster care system. (Orphan Sunday holds the purpose of inviting the global church to care for vulnerable children and families worldwide.) SAVE THE DATE for your Stand Sunday event, on or around...

More than words, part 2

Hephzibah62:4 and The Wesleyan Church's other subsidiary organizations demonstrate Wesleyans' commitment to action JERAH WINN | August 1, 2022 | WesLife Access original article here. In the first part of the “More than words” series, we explored Rev. Zach Szmara’s Facebook post reflecting on how Wesleyans are deeply committed to action as well as words. We looked at how Immigrant Connection, a subsidiary of The Wesleyan Church (TWC), came into existence and how it now lives into a “radical gospel witness” in the communities it serves. Today, we will highlight another TWC...

June 2022 Newsletter

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10 Soon after the news of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal erupted last Friday, I received this text from a dear friend and Wesleyan pastor: "With the decision that went forth today, I'm going to need a LOT MORE help!" I knew exactly what she meant. Earlier in the week, I had met with her to discuss her passion to develop a ministry for single moms and help her discern next steps. This historic event should embolden each of us, as Christians committed to the sanctity of human life. Though an important component...

Can we talk for a minute?

When I was 17, I had a burning desire to be a missionary. In fact, as a High School Senior I spent several months living and volunteering at a home for girls at risk in Osorno, Chile. I fell in love with the 40-some girls that I came to know and learned invaluable lessons about how to make a difference in their lives.   When I began to process that I would be leaving soon, along with the missionary couple that had served at that home for over 6 years, I became concerned about what would happen once we had gone home. I visited the lead pastor of the local church that owned the children’s home...

February 2022 Newsletter

Where in the world is Hephzibah62:4? Next month will mark three years since I was hired to steward the new mission and vision for Hephzibah62:4, to equip and mobilize local Wesleyan churches to transform the lives of vulnerable children across the U.S. and Canada. It has been an exciting, challenging, faith-building journey, where connection is a high priority. Technology meets many of our connection needs, but nothing beats in-person connections. You may be asking, "Where do we do that?" Click here to access the full newsletter. 

Sanctity of human life efforts must include support for struggling parents

A woman who recently considered abortion invites us to be present and listen to her story. JODI LEWIS | JANUARY 10, 2022 | WesLife Access original article here. While awaiting her release from jail on December 27, 2021, and anticipating giving birth a month later, Amanda* courageously accepted the invitation to tell her story. She has chosen to use her time in jail to work on her relationship with God, seeking wisdom to navigate what lies ahead. “I have deep regrets,” says Amanda. “I honestly don’t know how I am going to do this — divorced, mom of four, unemployed and just released from...

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