I’m excited to be launching this new weekly prayer initiative “Missionary Monday” here on WorldPrayerTeam.com. Every Monday we will be highlighting a missionary or missions organization, who they are, what they are doing and how the World Prayer Team members can partner with them in both prayer and financially if needed.
THE JOHNSON FAMILY – REACHING AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
Today, there are 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system that needs a family. Every year, 30,000 “age out.” They are suddenly on their own. 80% of foster children go into prison, prostitution or become homeless within four years after aging out because they have no family to love and care for them.
Brian and Wendy Johnson, along with their seven children and one foster son whom they met while ministering at the shelters, are advocates for these forgotten American children. Every week through their local outreach, Abba Justice, they lead multiple outreaches to minister life to children in foster care shelters, juvenile detention centers and residential treatment centers.
HOW YOU CAN PRAY
The Johnson’s have two immediate prayer needs that our World Prayer Team members can be praying for.
1) They are currently searching for a sibling group of three to rescue and adopt from the foster system. Please pray that the Lord gives them favor for a speedy search and adoption process.
2) Their family of 10 has outgrown their 8-passenger minivan and is in great need of a 15-passenger van as they prepare for more adoptions and outreaches. Let’s partner with the Johnson’s in prayer that the Lord would bring in the finances to purchase the exact van they need.
If you have a prayer that you would like for all of the members of the World Prayer Team to agree with you in over the Johnsons, leave it as a comment on this post below.
Along with partnering with the Johnson family in prayer, would you consider becoming a voice for these forgotten children by giving a tax-deductible contribution of $25, $50, $100, or any other amount to their vehicle fund? By doing so you will help the Johnson family to bring hope to these hurting children.
Do you know a missionary or missions organization that you would like for the World Prayer Team to prayer for? Go to the CONTACT page and send us their names, website, where they are serving and any information you have on what they are doing. Remember to select “Missionary Monday” from the dropdown menu