The people that CARE ministers to continue to suffer with dissociation, major depression, programming, fear, anxiety disorders and a variety of other symptoms which make it difficult for them to work a full time job. Many of those we pray with need intensive ministry, but we do not have the funds to provide this free of charge for them. They frequently need help with this cost.
A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ Luke 10:30-36
Each member who has prayer ministry from CARE has been through a lifetime of abuse. They come for healing in their relationships, and to find someone who understands and accepts them. Many have often lost their family, their income, their health, and their ability to provide for themselves through work. This makes them feel like they have no purpose in life. They feel like the world is rejecting them by not believing their history, that the church is rejecting them and that God, Himself is rejecting them because of their past. God has gifted each individual with extraordinary talents and desire to use those talents to serve Him. Truly they are a gift to the body of Christ, though. They often give and give to their local churches, and expect very little in return except time and friendship.
If you are reading this website, I would challenge you to pray and see if God would not have you participate in this very important project of friendship, whether through financial support, or a deeper level of participation if you personally know the survivor in your local community.
Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter–when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. Isaiah 58:6-12
Those who donate to our Adopt-a-Survivor program receive:
- A Community Calendar
- Our C.A.R.E. Prayer Ministry Updates Newsletter, which is written to update those who support survivors on the CARE ministry and how survivors are being helped by us, as well as prayer requests for both staff and others associated with CARE.
If you have wondered how to help, won’t you consider a monetary gift help offset prayer ministry fees for one of our survivors? Please note on your check ‘Adopt-A-Survivor’. Please contact our office by phone (231-745-0500) or click here to email if you would like more information.
Thank you for your support of C.A.R.E. and those we minister to.