You may know that the word “deacon” means “servant.” You probably have deacons who faithfully serve the families in your church. But have you ever considered deacons who serve the needs of the orphan or foster child?
Daniel Hord is the deacon for orphan care ministry at CrossPointe Church in Columbus, GA. He and his wife, Jenny, have four children. Daniel and Jenny have a unique understanding of adoption, having grown their family biologically, as well as through domestic and international adoption. Clement Arts caught up with Daniel to ask him about adoption ministry, both in the home and the local church. Continue reading
It was an accident, I think, that allowed squiggles to appear all over my e-books: with current settings, I can see the sentences that were favorites of former readers. And now, well, it’s an inside-out peer-pressure that compels me to underline all of the unloved lines that people haven’t touched.
Kyle and Virginia Crutchfield are adoptive parents living in Columbus, GA. Tarana Caroline, 8 years old, is their only child. Kyle is in the Army Reserves and currently attends CSU. Virginia is director/instructor at The Campus at Columbus, a new private school in town, also a consultant for Rodan+Fields skincare. The couple grew up in Alabama, Virginia in Troy and Kyle in Daphne. They have lived in Columbus for four years, originally stationed here with the Army, and have stayed for the community, especially the adoption community.
Clement Arts caught up with Virginia to find out more about their adoption experience.
Before I go any further, I should confess that I have no idea what I am talking about when it comes to great “literature.” High-school English classes were a nightmare for me early on, mainly because I did not know that fictional stories and novels were about more than characters and dialogue. As you can imagine, this confusion led me to hate the so-called “classics,” which always felt like they were *hint-hint-nudge-nudge*-ing me to think about something which was not all that clear from a cursory glance at the text.