I have spent a lot of time up in Liverpool recently. It’s been great to see Home for Good Liverpool taking off up there thanks to the support of Frontline Church, Bridge Chapel and Liverpool Lighthouse. Helenor and Phil Watson and Si and June Valentine are local heroes doing a brilliant job pulling things together. They have some big meetings coming up so please pray for their work across the city. The aim is to help find all the foster carers and adoptive carers that the city needs so that every vulnerable child finds a permanent and loving home.
More and more of these Home for Good city and town hubs are picking up thanks to the inspirational work of Home for Good Southampton which saw unprecedented numbers of families from churches stepping forward for fostering. Since the Southampton example we have seen things begin to develop in Reading, Leamington , Doncaster, Leeds, Bristol, Bath and many more towns across England. We’d love to see more so let us know if a city or town wide initiative where the church takes the lead in finding homes for vulnerable children through fostering and adoption is something you can help us get going where you are.
Today I spent the day filming for the Home for Good Father’s Day initiative. I got to meet some amazing people from the city including Mark and Erica Hedley a very inspirational couple. I will give you more details closer the time. But it was great to be able to coincide the visit with the Hillsborough Memorial Football game and to do some photography at Anfield. Huge thanks to Mark and Sue Wright and Liverpool Football club for making that possible. I was with Rob Purbrick a fantastic photographer and film maker who gave up his bank holiday to help spread the word about the need for vulnerable children to find foster and adoptive homes.
I will give you further news of the Father’s Day material as soon as I can, but you might want to reserve a 5 minute slot in your church service so that we can help find Foster Father’s for the children in care in your town. Thank to everyone for their help !