Exciting new opportunity combining CarePortal, rock and football
The Global Orphan Project operates CarePortal as our domestic ministry platform. We work behind the scenes to equip local churches to care for local kids in crisis. The CarePortal network of local churches (nearly 2,000 strong and growing) has served 46,000 kids and families across 20 states in the United States.
We always wondered, how amazing would it be if anointed influencers with a passion for kids got hold of this? To shout about these awesome kids from the rooftops? It’s happening now.
GO Project has formed a strong partnership with Grammy winner, Chris Tomlin, and his organization, Angel Armies. Chris’ vision is to use his influence to move more churches and more people to care for kids in crisis through CarePortal and to get other influencers to join him to do the same.
One of those influencers is Coach Hugh Freeze, head coach of Liberty University Football, who has a vision to make caring for kids in crisis a college football thing. Check out the video below highlighting the partnership between Angel Armies, Liberty University Football and CarePortal. Read the press release here.
More children come into foster care each year than exit. The most surefire way to keep children out of the foster care system is to support the family in crisis. Angel Armies facilitates this by activating its partners who have boots on the ground in local communities around the country. Family support can be manifested in many ways: physical, relational or familial.
Liberty University Football has formed their own Angel Army to help keep at-risk children in healthy, safe, loving homes and out of the foster care system. The team will respond to needs of children and families across the country using CarePortal, our online platform that connects the needs of at-risk families entered by Child Welfare workers to nearby churches and communities who have signed up to help. It is the sharing economy for kids and family: those with capacity helping those with needs, real-time.
Here’s how it works:
Liberty Football has formed 10 huddles that include players, position coaches and coaches’ wives to cull through a list of real-time needs as identified by Child Welfare Workers and loaded into CarePortal. Each huddle will discuss, pray and ultimately agree on which needs they choose to meet. There are local church CareCenters throughout the U.S. to act as the feet-on-the-street to fulfill specific requests as designated by the LU football huddles. Once met, the team/huddles are notified of their impact. With leadership from Head Coach Hugh Freeze and his wife, Jill Freeze, the team aims to serve as many as 1,000 children during the 2019 season.
Now we wonder, how many college programs might be helping care for kids in crisis next year? Only God knows.
What a privilege it is to play our humble part in a great God story in our own nation.
Anyone interested in joining CarePortal in serving at-risk children can enroll at careportal.org.
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