An Orphan's Hope

An Orphan's Hope

Each year, Wilson Community Church takes a weekend to raise awareness of the plight of the orphan and vulnerable child in Wilson and abroad. We were all once orphaned and fatherless spiritually, and God made a way for us to be sons and daughters through the person and work of Jesus Christ. As a result, God has called the church to make a way for the orphan to have hope and a family.

An Orphan’s Hope – 2017

November 26, 2017

In today’s media-soaked world, we have access to so much information, in near real-time about what is going on. We see every tragedy, every crisis, all the hurt, all the pain going on world-wide. How do we engage with the hurting and vulnerable children in our world without becoming overwhelmed?

In Romans 8, Paul taught the Romans about the 3 movements of spiritual adoption they experienced when they became children of God. These movements can help us understand how to share in Christ’s sacrifice on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children.


An Orphan’s Hope – 2015

May 3, 2015

Guest speaker, Jason Johnson, helps us understand how the gospel working inside of us compels us to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Christ has redeemed our past, altered our present reality, and shifted our future trajectory for eternity. When we give our family to a child, we can do the same for them.


An Orphan’s Hope – 2014

November 2, 2014

When God adopts us into his family through the grace of Christ, we begin to work that out by having a heart for the fatherless here on this earth. As we remembered Orphan Sunday as a church, Pastor Gary helped us understand how we “visit” the orphans as James 1:27 encourages us to do.


An Orphan’s Hope – 2013

November 10, 2013

Pastor Gary Combs preached on WCC’s Orphan Sunday from James 1:27 on how the church is to “visit” hope on the world’s orphans as an expression of their authentic Christian faith.