Fatherless & Widows
& undefiled before our Creator is this, to visit the
fatherless & widows
fatherless & widows
in their affliction. James 1:27
Increasing awareness of the biblical importance of caring for fatherless and widows.
Creating alliances to effectively care for fatherless and widows in their needs.
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O U R M A I N G O A L
O U R M A I N G O A L
To Love & Serve *God & Love our neighbors as ourselves
*G-d, YHVH/YHWH, The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. The God of the Bible, The Lord (Adonai) - stated as a title. Although we desire to love everyone, we have a priority to serve fatherless and widows as we are instructed.
Note: Fatherless and Widows are so special to His heart that He instructed a tithe for fatherless and widows every 3rd year; that is an additional tithe, just like we are instructed an additional tithe every year for enjoying His feasts. Yearly is 10% + 10% = 20%. Every 3rd year is 30%. What a person does with their time and money is revealing. Tithes do not have to be money, so even the poor are not exempt from giving. By their fruit you will know them. Deut. 26:12
For those who think that tithing was from the Mosaic Law and done away with, please know that Abraham (Long before Mosaic Law) tithed. Gen.14:20, Heb. 7:2.
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OUR STORY: The Fatherless and Widows ministry officially incorporated in 2012 and began its operations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2014. The origins of the ministry are founded on a Bible verse that states “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction…” James 1:27. This Bible verse has its own roots digging deep into the pages of scripture showing God’s special encouragements and warnings pertaining to the manner in which we treat and care for fatherless and widows. One might think that more Christian ministries around the world would be called “Fatherless and Widows” than any other name because that is the very definition of “pure religion”, with the inclusion of the rest of that verse “…to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” We are aware that there are some widows organizations and orphanages around the country/world, but until the creation of this organization, the founder had never seen one titled “Fatherless and Widows”, a direct name straight out of the pages of the Bible that The Creator Himself labeled as true and undefiled religion - a good religion. All through the Bible, fatherless and widows are found together. There are many areas of biblical instruction on how to treat both fatherless and widows and they are almost always found together. This name and ministry remained on the founders’ heart for over a decade until the harvest of 2012, while standing on the Mountain of Blessing in Israel, he felt a release to get this ministry started and did so. The organization’s mission is to serve widows, and also children who do not have an active father figure in their lives. The mission of the ministry is to listen to the needs of the fatherless and widows in our community and respond with practical help that comes from a place in the heart. A priority system is in place. Services may be provided on the basis of need and may be adapted to the needs of the individual. Services for the fatherless may include but are not limited to mentoring, field trips such as career and agricultural tours, educational classes, special events and activities. In addition to educational activities, widows’ services may include anything from a simple phone call or visit on a regular basis to more specific needs like fixing a toilet or helping with an electrical problem. We aspire to have a long list of widows to call prior to an incoming hurricane to help to ensure that their needs are taken care of, i.e., transportation out of town, a place to stay, yard clean up, windows taped/covered, etc.. Following up after hurricanes is also planned for those who may need yard clean up or other necessities. Training people in nursing assistant services with the aim of having approved nursing home visits is planned. We know that the needs of the fatherless are tremendous, and we hope to move forward slowly with guidance. We expect that the doors will continue to open in the process of responding to needs and with volunteers who have creative ideas in how to serve in a fun, positive, and rewarding way. It is not our intention to promote or deny today’s situation of tithing. However, it is a fact that the Bible historically mandated a special tithe to be set aside for fatherless and widows. For those who might say, “We are no longer required to tithe because we are not under the Mosaic Law”, please know that Abraham, the Father of Faith, tithed long before Moses. The Fatherless and Widows organization is thankful to the following organizations for having received positive advice, helpful interventions, beneficial partnerships; South Mississippi Planning and Development Commission, Winn Dixie, Froogles, RSVP/Mag Holland, Meals on Wheels, Center for Battered Women, Battered Women’s Shelter, Women’s Center for Non-Violence, Hope Haven, Disability Connection, The Salvation Army, The Humane Society, Gospel Singers of America, Keesler Federal Credit Union, Youth for Christ, Tuesday Mornings, 1213 Jewelry and many more. We are thankful for volunteers such as Becky Ritch, Luke Hanna, Brenda Johns and Judy Pino for your encouragement, love, time and effort in helping The Lord's ministry to be a success.
Fatherless and Widows ministry currently operates as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
P.O. Box 77
Long Beach, MS 39560
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Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Deut 26:12 God commanded a tithe every 3rd year for the fatherless and widows.
Before "The Law", Abraham tithed, before Abraham, Noah tithed, before Noah, Abel tithed.
Tithing is expected.
James 4:17 ...to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
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What the Bible Says
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Our Father's Heart
We desire to seek Him and do His will in this ministry.
We meet local needs with a vision of reaching internationally. So far, we have supported 7 orphanages outside of the United States.
Events & Services
We plan events, meetings & gatherings for widows and children.
How You Can Help
1. PRAYER. We need a Prayer Team Coordinator and those willing to pray for this ministry.
2. FAITHFUL FRIEND - Become a Faithful Friend of Fatherless & Widows
3. DONATE. There are at least 8 ways to donate to our Heavenly Father through this ministry:
a. DONATE BUTTON (above)
b. MAIL: Send cash, check or money order to: PO Box 77, Long Beach, MS 39560
c. GIVE merchandise
d. OFFICE HELP
e. SATELLITE SUPPORTER - Become one, i.e., online support, working from your home
f. VOLUNTEER - Assist in the preparation, promotion, and hands-on sharing of love at our meetings &
events, help in the office, make phone calls, &/or assist with computer/online needs locally or as a satellite.
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awareness and encourage others to support our Heavenly Father's Ministry!