Annual Report 2019-2020
Roots are important. For plants, roots provide stability to help withstand the storm winds that come, and provide nourishment that help plants grow and flourish. A plant is only as strong as its roots.
When Hurricane Zeta made its way over the Montgomery area in late October, it brought a great deal of wind. We lost power at our house just before 1 a.m. and heard thuds all around the house. It was a long night. When I walked out the next morning, I found a tall pine tree sprawled across our driveway. Just about five or six feet behind my car, it was a near miss. As I walked around the base of the tree, a big circle of dirt and roots was turned up, leaving a gaping hole in the ground. The tree’s roots weren’t strong enough to withstand Zeta’s winds. Roots are important.
Roots matter for children as well. As a ministry of Jesus Christ, Agape of Central Alabama’s mission is that vulnerable children will find permanency in safe, nurturing families. When children have permanency, they have roots. Each of Agape’s services provides an opportunity for vulnerable children to experience stability and the physical, emotional and spiritual nourishment to help them grow and flourish. Our prayer for each life that we touch is the same as Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians:
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:14-19
Thank you for being a supporter of Agape’s ministry to vulnerable children and expectant parents in crisis. Your support is just as much of a reflection of the love of Christ as Agape’s services. It is my honor to share this report of Agape’s ministry. As you read through this annual report, you will see examples of lives that now have stability and are growing and flourishing. Lives that have experienced the love of Christ. Lives that are rooted in love.
For the children,
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