Little Rock will host the “Family Changes Everything” event thanks to Bethany Christian Services
Little Rock, Arkansas – On November 17, Bethany Christian Services will bring Family Changes Everything, a national broadcast and live event, to Little Rock.
According to a news release, the event is in its third year and has previously welcomed over 20,000 registrants to a national broadcast.
“Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit that is changing the world through the family.” said a news release. “For the past 75 years, Bethany has demonstrated the love and compassion of Jesus by strengthening and preserving families, finding new families for children who need them, and supporting refugees and immigrants who have fled danger, because everyone deserves to be safe, loved, and connected.”
Kirk Franklin, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Bob Goff, a lawyer, speaker, and author; Phil Wickham, a Dove Award-winning recording artist; Ashlee Eiland, a leader, pastor, and teacher; Peter Mutabazi, an entrepreneur, founder, and foster parent; and Tori Hope Petersen, a former foster care youth and advocate who is the author of the new book “Fostered”.
“If following Jesus doesn’t lead me and you to hurting, lonely and isolated kids, we’re not following Jesus. Bethany wants to connect the need with the people of God,” said Bob Goff. “There are so many kids who want a family: 400,000. Bethany wants to connect the need with the people of God. Wherever it is that you’re coming from If we want to sync up with the heartbeat of God, it’s by finding people that are hurting, lonely, and isolated—and that will be here, not over there.”
Bethany stated that they want to find new volunteers, donors, and advocates to help vulnerable children and families through a mix of virtual events and in-person events. “I first went into the foster care system when I was three years old, and I went to live within 10 more foster homes. Use what you have right in front of you to heal and love the people nearby,” said Tori Hope Petersen. “The voiceless have a voice, we just have to amplify it and listen to them.”