We exist to provide loving homes, resources and support for orphaned children in order to practically model God's love for them and to a watching world.

It is the vision of Spotswood West to see many of our families open their homes and hearts to orphans in sacrificial ways that model the love of Christ to our neighbors and lead to a Gospel-growing impact on everyone who is touched by this ministry.  We desire to see children rescued from abuse, abandonment and hopelessness and brought into homes where they can experience the love and compassion of Jesus Christ through his followers.  We long to see church members working collectively to this end, bearing each other’s burdens in ways that foster genuine fellowship and meaningful relationships.  We will carefully and intentionally leverage our abilities and resources towards the needs that currently exist for orphans locally and globally.  And at every opportunity, we will demonstrate and speak the gospel of Jesus Christ in our persistent efforts to care for the ‘least of these’ in ways that glorify God and grow our faith and dependence on Him in all that we do.

Biblical Principles

James 1:27

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God our Father is this:  to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

The orphan crisis is a reality in the world we live in, both internationally and here in our local communities. How we respond (or don’t respond) to this urgent need as Christians matters to God.

Matthew 25:37-40

“Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’  And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Using the resources we have been given by God to provide for the physical needs of others honors Christ and is one of the defining characteristics of biblical Christianity.

 

Mark 8:34-35

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s sake will save it.  For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

Following Christ demands that we willingly put aside our comforts and preferences in exchange for God’s purposes and priorities for our life. Practically speaking this means sacrificially caring for those in need.

Our Values

Compassion and Care 
for Orphans

As God’s children who have been adopted into His family by grace and through His infinite love, we are called to demonstrate a similar love in how we care for orphaned children.

Sacrificial Love

 

 

Christian love demonstrated practically requires personal sacrifice.  

Fellowship of Believers

 

Personal relationships and community bonds within the church are deepened and strengthened when ministry, service and sacrifice is a shared endeavor.

Foster Care Contact Information

FREDERICKSBURG

Contact: Beajor Stoddart-Johnson
Phone: 540.372.1032 x24
Email: B.Stoddart-johnson@dss.gov

Foster Care Certification Training
Location: 608 Jackson St., Fxbg, VA 22401
Next session: TBD

If you need childcare, contact Justin Woodruff.

SPOTSY

Contact: Jan Campbell
Phone: 540.507.7824
Email: jan.campbell@dss.gov

Foster Care Certification Training
6-9P • Dinner Provided
Location: 9019 Old Battlefield Blvd. (22553)
Next sessions: January 27, Feb 20, Feb 24, Mar 9, Mar 23

If you need childcare, contact Justin Woodruff.

STAFFORD

Contact: Karen Stidsen
Phone: 540.940.5010
Email: Karen.Stidsen@dss.virginia.gov

Foster Care Certification Training

Location: 1300 Courthouse Rd. (22554)
Next session: TBD

If you need childcare, contact Justin Woodruff.

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