The mission of Dark to Dawn is to defend the cause of the orphans by declaring
God’s mandate for their care and inspiring believers to take action. We long to
create dialogue in the Christian community where there is a convergence of the
heart of God and willingness of His people to show compassion to the orphans of
this world. Our passion is to see all believers discover their God-directed path to
care for orphans.
Dark to Dawn is a resource to individuals and families who want to learn more
about adoption, foster care, and orphan care. Through informational events,
small group studies, and relationships with a range of organizations, we aim to
communicate God’s heart for orphans and provide believers with the knowledge
they need to make a decision to participate in the care of orphans.
When God calls a couple to adopt, the financial hurdles provide places to see God’s provision
in ways we never imagined. We believe God wants to see His Church as a part of a couple’s
“financial provision” in adoption. Our Adoption Fund provides a way for churches and individuals
to contribute to a Fund that matches the funds raised by each adoptive family on a dollar-for-
dollar basis up to a specified amount.
Through our Face to Face Network, we are also striving to create a support
system where adoptive and foster families can find understanding, training,
resources, and friendships. We hope that the Face to Face Network will provide
for families in times of need, whether their needs are spiritual, financial, physical,
or informational. Many wonderful organizations are working in our community to
provide help to families that are adopting or providing foster care. Local churches
can also be a tremendous resource to families. We hope to provide the support to
the families in need and to engage the local church community to do the same.
Our Community of Friends ministry aims to serve foster youth (14-24 years old) in their
season of transition. We are committed to being their friends and coming along
side them. In some cases this will simply mean being a good listener. In other
cases it may be helping them with life skills that they need. It may be opening
doors of opportunity to them. But in all cases, it will mean being a friend to them.
Families and individuals who are not considering adoption or foster care, may be
called to become involved in the orphan care ministry in other ways. By connecting
people with organizations that share their passions, we aim to inspire believers to
live out the calling that God has placed on their lives. We believe that each of us is
uniquely poised to use our gifts and talents to serve the orphaned child.
“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the
fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” – Isaiah 1:17
“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained
angels without knowing it.” – Hebrews 13:2