Shelly Winterberg, Director of Every Child, shares their enthusiastic report about Every Child continuing to build momentum across the state. “We do have some pretty exciting reports to share,” she says, “and as we continue to grow and expand, so does our workload. We would like to ask for prayer for wisdom in discerning what is most critical, choosing what is best, strategic, and efficient and that God would increase our capacity to serve those on the front lines with excellence!” Brooke Gray, Executive Director for Embrace Oregon & Every Child adds, “We’re so grateful for Pray Oregon’s prayer covering!”
- To date, Every Child is seeing an unprecedented number of new foster parent and adoption and volunteer inquiries coming through our system. Folks from across the state are eager to step forward and give of their time, their resources, and their talents to serve Oregon’s most vulnerable children and families.
- We just had our first ever Every Child Learning Event and it was a great success! We had the opportunity to gather leaders from our local affiliates from across the state to update us about their work, share lessons learned, and identify best practices. It was a great opportunity for us to learn from one another and provide some intensive training for our Every Child staff on the ground.
- Every Child is currently present in 12 counties and growing! We plan to add 6 counties in Oregon in 2018, Lord willing. We ask for continued favor and open doors in the community. Our heart’s desire is that the Lord would bring the right folks to the table and that he would continue to raise up leaders from across the state to passionately carry this work in their local communities.