BISHOP W. C. MARTIN &
THE BENNETT CHAPEL MBC
P.O. BOX 1147, CENTER, TX 75935
WHAT WE DID
Adoption - Committed to a Life of Service
Our small church adopted a total of 77 children out of the foster care system. The process began in 1998 and the last child was adopted in 2003. It began with Lady Donna. She had an epiphany while grieving the loss of her mother. To help overcome her grief, she determined to do what her mom did-- love on children. She determined that she wanted to adopt children, but not just any child. She wanted the unloved, broken, lost children in the foster care system. She shared this with one of her sisters, and the journey began. It was her sister who adopted first. As her sister, Lady Donna and I went through the required classes with Child Protective Services to get licensed to foster and then adopt, we got excited and shared it with the congregation. I began ministering the word of God about adoption ministry. Why? According to scripture, all believers are adopted. Romans 8:15 says, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” The more I preached this message, the more inspired our church became. One after another, families began the process of adoption. We literally sought out to save a generation of people, of children. Thus, our ministry began.