We welcome you to FEA, where we are overcoming through the power of the Word. May God bless you richly today.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Focus on the Family has launched its “Prevention with Purpose” campaign to help communities protect children by preventing abuse. Sharen Ford, director of foster care and adoption for Focus on the Family, emphasized the importance of reporting any sign of suspected abuse and neglect, especially as some children are returning to school for the first time since the pandemic lockdowns began. “Our Prevention with Purpose campaign is about helping everyone to know that their eyes and ears matter in the life of a child,” Ford told CP in an interview recently. “If you see something that is suspicious, please call and report it. If you hear something that concerns you, a conversation that young children are having or older children, and it sounds suspicious, please pick up the phone and report it.” The key, she stressed is prevention, which is why it’s the theme of this year’s campaign.
Two million children received abuse prevention services in 2019, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau Child Maltreatment Report, which also found that 1,840 children died from abuse or neglect that same year. Some of the teachers haven’t seen the children except on a Zoom classroom meeting, but now the children are being gradually reintegrated to the classroom. Teachers, staff and everyone else must keep a keen eye on our children, observing any signs of abuse or neglect. Sharen Forde is convinced that risk factors for child abuse have all become more prevalent across the United States after businesses were shuttered last March and families lost their sources of income and were ordered to quarantine at home for months.
“It is not your responsibility to do the investigation,” said Forde, “but it’s your opportunity to step into the life of a child and maybe save them from abuse that’s going on, or also to give services to a family who might be struggling and need resources or help so that abuse can be stopped.” Churches can also have an active role in prevention, she said, by serving their communities. She is convinced that, “If every church did a little bit, every family in the community would know that there is somewhere safe that I can go and connect with. When we meet temporal needs in the community, we can eventually meet their spiritual needs.
If we could prevent more abuse of children, we would have fewer children going into the foster care system and being impacted by trauma. “The family is the fabric and the bedrock of the society. If the church can be there to serve the family at their initial point of need, hopefully, we can prevent many children from plunging into chaos. Let us do our part in Jesus’s name. He said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 19:14).
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
- CHILDREN SUNDAY
- TODAY’S ACTIVITIES
- The Kingdom Men’s Ministry Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
- The King’s Daughters Ministry Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
- LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE/BIBLICAL DYNAMICS
- Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Lunch Hour Hotline
- 5:30 p.m. –Biblical Dynamics , The Study of the Book of Revelation”
- HOUR-OF-POWER PRAYER SESSION
- Saturday service is cancelled
- NEXT SUNDAY
- Worship & Ministry, 9:00 a.m.
- Intercessory Prayer Meeting, 5:00 p.m.
- The PI’s, Ni’s & GI’s will meet
THE YEAR OF ADVANCEMENT
Apostle Edghill and Pastor Emily give thanks, praise and all the glory to God for a very informative and successful Leadership Training Seminar. We also thank all the participants for their cooperation in attending both sessions. May we begin to maximize our advancement in every ministry in our church.
For Sister Monique Augustus
Will be held here at
Frenchtown Evangelists Assembly, Inc.
On Saturday April 24, 2021
Service will begin at 9:30 a.m.
There will be no viewing
Interment will be at
The Western Cemetery #1 ____________________________________________________________
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The vision of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to be a mighty people who live as world over-comers: being all God wants them to be, doing all God wants them to do, possessing all God wants them to possess, and manifesting the power of God through signs, wonders and mighty deeds.
The mission of FRENCHTOWN EVANGELISTIC ASSEMBLY, INC. is to bring sinners to Christ, to establish believers in the faith, and to equip the saints to impact the nation and beyond for the glory of God.