James 1:27

James 1:27 "Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you."


OUR MISSION: to advocate, with gospel intention, for the plight of orphans and to support and encourage families in adoption and foster care.

OUR VISION: a gospel community where orphan care is part of the corporate ethos.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Next meeting October 3rd, 2014

Our Next OFF The WALL Meeting  isFRIDAY, October 3rd at 6:30 pm at Christ The Redeemer Church (1523 W. Mallon Ave.)

I'm REALLY excited about the topic and the speakers:

Fostering for the Ages: Lessons learned from 44 years of Foster Care and Adoption

Art and Ruby Harper will share with us their wisdom and some of the lessons they have learned from having cared for vulnerable children in the foster care system for 44 years. Art and Ruby were recently honored by DSHS as the longest serving foster parents in Washington State history! You will be encouraged to hear what God has done through 2 faithful people as, over a period of 44 years they have brought over 250 children into their home.  A large number of the children have been medically fragile infants when they came into their home. They have 10 kids total, a few kids through adoption, and to every child they gave their love and a safe place to grow until they could be adopted by another family or reunited with their biological family.

Dessert and Fellowship will follow. Childcare will be provided. Please RSVP for Childcare to Jason Wiens 280-2132

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Important Role of a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in the Foster Care System

Our next OFF The WALL Meeting is Friday, May 23rd at Christ The Redeemer Church (1523 W Mallon Ave) at 6:00 pm.

The topic will be:

"The Important Role of a CASA!"
Have you ever wondered who is advocating for kids in the foster care system?  Do you desire to speak up for the most vulnerable but don't think you are ready to bring another child into your home?  If you are a foster parent, would you like to learn more about the role of CASAs and their importance in the dependency process?  What is a CASA?  Why would you want to be a CASA?  All of these questions and more will be answered at the May 23rd meeting.  The presenter will be Pat Donahue, who heads of the CASA / GAL program for the Spokane Juvenile Court.

Come spend an evening with others who desire to advocate for vulnerable children. Fellowship and Dessert to follow. Childcare is available.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Meeting February 9: Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure

Our next OFF The WALL Meeting is Sunday February 9th at Christ The Redeemer Church at 5:30 pm.  
The topic will be:

"Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure and Adoption"
Tricia Hughes and Anna Rowe, mothers of children exposed to alcohol and drugs, will focus briefly on the short-term and long-term effects of in-utero drug and alcohol exposure. In addition they will cover therapy, treatment and resources to aid in raising a child who has been affected.  They will also talk about how to parent effectively and how to be an advocate for your child. 

Come and enjoy some time with those who are traveling along similar paths as you.  Dessert to follow.

Friday, September 13, 2013

OFF The WALL Meeting - September 22

Our next OFF The WALL Meeting is coming up rapidly on Sunday, September 22 at 5:30 pm.  
We meet at Christ The Redeemer Church located at 1523 W. Mallon Ave.

Our topic will be: Prayer for Orphans and Those Who Care for Orphans
Our leader will be: Adoptive father - Jim Rosenquist
A time of dessert and fellowship will follow our time of prayer.
This is a vital meeting that any and all should feel welcome to attend so invite friends to come along.
If you are in need of childcare (for kids up through 5th Grade) 
or have any questions please contact Jason Wiens - 280-2132

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

OFF The WALL Meeting - An Insider's View

Our next OFF The WALL Meeting is Sunday May 19th at Christ The Redeemer Church at 5:30 pm.  
The topic will be:

"An Insider's View of the Child Welfare System" - Jon Pemberton

Jon has been working in the Child Welfare System for many, many years.  Jon comes with a heart for children and a heart for foster parents who are trying to navigate an often difficult road.  Jon is an amazing speaker with a big heart.  You won't want to miss this opportunity.

Come and enjoy some time with those who are traveling along similar paths as you.  Dessert to follow.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

STUCK in Spokane

The movie STUCK is coming to town Friday, April 5th at 7 pm.

"STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a roller coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak.
Please join the movement and share this event with friends and family! The movie screening will begin at 7:00 PM
For more info please visit: http://bothendsburning.org/movie/#tickets"

Jedd Medefind is the president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.  Jedd shares in a short video about why the movie STUCK is important.  In his explanation he tells the story that we share about how OFF The WALL Ministry got it's name.  Jedd shares a powerful message and I wanted to share it with you.

Jedd Medefind invites you to watch STUCK adoption documentary from Both Ends Burning Campaign on Vimeo.

Blessings as together we seek to serve children locally and in other parts of the world.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Next Meeting: Spokane Orphan Summit

In lieu of an OFF The WALL Meeting I want to make you all aware once again of the Spokane Orphan Summit coming up this Saturday, March 16th.  Registration, Coffee and Donuts start at 8:00 am with the Worship and the First Session kicking off at 8:30.  Here is the link to register if you haven't done so already: http://www.spokaneorphansummit.com/online-registration.html

If you can't make it to the Spokane Orphan Summit our next OFF The WALL Meeting is Sunday May 19th at Christ The Redeemer Church at 5:30 pm.  The topic will be:
"An Insider's View of the Child Welfare System" - Jon Pemberton
More information to follow at: http://CTROrphanCare.blogspot.com

And another great way to get together in a more informal setting and network with others on the journey is the:
Summit Ridge Potluck for Foster and Adoptive Families - Sunday April 28th, 4-6 pm.
Stay tuned for info at: http://CTROrphanCare.blogspot.com

Blessings and Hope to see you soon,

Jason Wiens