Single-Parent Families

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When we care for single mothers and their children, we are caring for modern widows and orphans—and it is worship to our Father.

We see all through the Bible how God encourages, empowers, and elevates single moms. The first single mom mentioned in the Bible was Hagar and after her encounter with God she calls Him “The God That Sees”.

We have a very personal God who loves us and wants to be involved in the details of our lives.

In Job, God is referred to “The One Who Makes The Widow’s Heart Sing.”

The Book of Psalms talks about God being the father to the fatherless and a defender of the widow.

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”  {James 1:27, NLT}

The word religion can be translated worship. When we care for the single moms and their children we are caring for the modern widow and orphan and it is worship to our Father. When we say, “Care for our Single Parent Families” we believe that we should always minister in a way that brings dignity and self worth, but we never do what one can do for themselves. We want to give a hand up, not a hand out. Our goal is to encourage not enable, to empower not coddle. The heart is to create an atmosphere where single parent families can encounter the presence of God. We believe that being in His presence for five minutes will do what years of counseling could never do.  Everything we do is with purpose. With opportunity we have to minister, from benevolence to life skills, we ask ourselves,

“Does this Encourage, Empower, and Elevate?”

Written by Samantha Golden


*Originally posted in Studio G: A Ministry of Pink| Gateway Women on August 1, 2013

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