In response to Jesus' Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, you can't help but be prompted to take action by doing something for someone in need, such as sponsoring a child or volunteering some time to community organisations who are doing good work in the community. Another excellent ministry to consider is becoming a foster carer.
OzChild is one of the many excellent organisations that recruits, trains, and accredits new foster carers, particularly in the Southern Region of Melbourne (which includes the City of Casey). There is a desperate shortage of foster carers in Victoria at the moment. Foster care is certainly not for everyone, but it is very rewarding. Being able to offer emergency, short term or long term care to some of the most vulnerable children in our community gives these children hope, and a chance to experience a safe, stable, secure home life - something most of us take for granted.
OzChild runs information sessions for anyone that is interested in looking into becoming a foster carer. These sessions are run from their Dandenong and Frankston offices. Every new foster carer makes a big difference ... especially to the children most in need.
For more information, visit the OzChild web site or call their Frankston office on (03) 8796 000.