Thank you for your help in giving children hope when they are going through a very difficult transition because every child deserves hope, a hope for a better tomorrow.- Michelle Smithling, Founder for Packs of Hope
ENGLEWOOD, CO (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
Grace Chapel, Denver-based non-denominational Church focused on missional community centered by faith in Christ Jesus, is pleased to announce overwhelming support from its membership community through its partnership with local non-profit organization, Packs of Hope. This ministry partnership reflects Grace Chapel’s dedication to missional outreach and justice.
Grace Chapel’s Outreach program for the months of May focused on the “fatherless,” which is a reflection of the passage in James 1:27, to be more like Jesus and care for the orphans of the world.
Packs of Hope ministry strives to serve more than 6,000 children in Colorado who are in foster care and an average of 40 more that transition into the Colorado foster care system every week. Packs of Hope delivers backpacks filled with essential clothing items to children and youth who are entering the foster care system. By partnering with the Packs of Hope, Grace Chapel is inspiring and recruiting its membership to serve the local community - Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson counties.
Grace Chapel received overwhelming support from its membership community who volunteered to donate 170 backpacks to Packs of Hope, most of which happened in less than thirty minutes of the ministry partnership announcement. In a letter to Grace Chapel, Michelle Smithling, Founder for Packs of Hope said “Thank you for your help in giving children hope when they are going through a very difficult transition because every child deserves hope, a hope for a better tomorrow.”
“Missional outreach and justice are key objectives of our vision at Grace Chapel,” said Senior Pastor, Dr. John Zivojinovic. “As such, Grace Chapel partners with many local, domestic and international non-profit organizations. In our focus on care for the fatherless, Grace Chapel is committed to caring for those in need, especially children in foster care through Packs of Hope and would like to extend its encouragement to area churches and the larger Denver-metro community to support and deliver resources specifically in the area of foster and adoptive families.”
About Packs of Hope
Packs of Hope is a non-profit humanitarian organization committed to the vision that every child deserves hope. Packs of Hope partners with the community and county human service agencies to provide backpacks filled with essential clothing items to children and youth who are transitioning into out-of-home or foster care. For more information on the Packs of Hope ministry, please email info(at)packsofhope(dot)org.
About Grace Chapel
Grace Chapel, Denver-based non-denominational church, recognizes the Bible as the very Word of the Living God. Grace Chapel is devoted to understanding His Word so that as a community its members may intelligently worship, serve and be ambassadors for God’s Kingdom. By fostering a variety of small, midsize and family groups, Grace Chapel offers its community opportunity to share life, share spiritual journey and share Jesus with others. For more information on Grace Chapel, please visit http://www.gracechapel.org.