Every Child

 

While Every Child is a regional ministry partnering with Watermark Wesleyan and other churches throughout WNY, collaborating to care for every child in need within their reach, recently our reach has moved beyond to work with a ministry that is near and dear to God's heart, within the Wesleyan denomination! We were excited to meet with Jodi Lewis, Director of Hephzibah62:4, and Anika Ojeda, Administrative Assistant. For those not familiar with the ministry, Hephzibah62:4 extends the original vision of the Hephzibah Ministries, a Wesleyan Denomination Ministry, since 1900 serving orphans and vulnerable children in one location, to equipping and mobilizing local churches to serve through hands-on care to vulnerable children in communities across the U.S. and Canada. Hephzibah62:4 is the result of the re-visioning of that historic ministry and was launched in March of 2019. It now partners with local Wesleyan churches and ministries to transform the lives of vulnerable children in communities all across North America. Watermark Wesleyan has had the privilege to get to know and work closely with Jodi over the last few years during the transition and now in this new season of ministry officially becoming Hephzibah62:4 Wesleyan partner church in2020! Steve Poissant, Executive Director of Every Child, Erica McFarland, Southtown Regional Director of EC, and Don Stoffel, Central Regional Director of EC, recently met with Jodi and Anika from Hephzibah62:4 to encourage each other in their mutual ministries in caring for the vulnerable child and mobilizing the Church! One of the main goals of the meeting was for the Every Child Directors to share their experience and wisdom of launching the new CarePortal technology platform so that Jodi through Hephzibah62:4 can help identify where it can best be used and implement CarePortal throughout other Wesleyan Churches! The meeting was such a blessing as we came together to spur one another on. What an exciting time to see the body of Christ working together both within the Wesleyan Denomination of North America and outside of denomination lines with the very Child and Hephzibah62:4 Ministries! To learn more about the Every ChildMinistry visitwww.every-child.com, andHephzibah62:4 visitwww.hephzibah.org.