News and Events
Orphan Sunday 2012Sunday, November 4, 2012
Francis Chan challenging all of us to be involved this Orphan Sunday! More information on how to host an Orphan Sunday event at your church.
East Texas Family ConferenceSaturday, December 10, 2011
Hope For 100 and Green Acres Baptist Church invite you to attend. Special guest speakers include Karyn Purvis and Jim Daily. Registration information and more details by clicking here - Register now!.
Take Part in Orphan Sunday 2011Sunday, November 6, 2011
On Orphan Sunday, Christians stand for the orphan . We are a people called to defend the fatherless...to care for the child that has no family...to visit orphans in their distress. From many sources, one voice. Hundreds of events across America and beyond, all sharing a single goal: that God's great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well.
Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God' s call to care for the orphan. For more information, click here.
Hope For 100 Reaches Goal! Now what?
GOD IS GOOD! In January of 2009, Pastor David Dykes introduced the challenge of Hope for 100 to Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. The challenge was for 100 GABC families to commit to care for an orphan through adoption or foster care. And we are thrilled to report as of August 2010 that Hope for 100 has exceeded our goal. Now several other churches around the country have begun their own Hope for 100 program as well.
Many are asking Green Acres Baptist Church now that they've exceeded their goal of 100 children, what's next? Pastor David Dykes will unveil Hope For 100 Version 2.0 on November 7th, which is National Orphan Sunday. Be sure to save the date and don't miss November 7th and the unveiling of the next chapter of Hope For 100.
Federal Adoption Tax Credit Extended, Increased, and RefundableMarch 25, 2010
With the passing of the new Health Care Reform Bill there is some good news for adopting parents. The adoption tax credit has been extended until the end of 2011 and increased from $12,170 to $13,170 for adoptions occurring after January 1, 2010. The credit is also now refundable. For more information, click here.
Watch to Dr. David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist church, shares the vision behind Hope For 100 with his congregation.