Following the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Daystar Church launched a Life Fund initiative.
“This fund is for families who want to become adoptive or foster parents, for mothers who want to make a life choice but don’t think they can do it on their own, or for single mothers who have made a life choice and… just need some help. Basically, we want to stand with you as you make life choices,” said Jerry Lawson, pastor of Daystar Global.
While financial assistance is available for those who need help — or to help cover pregnancy-related medical bills — the help doesn’t end there. As an adoptive parent, Lawson said counseling for foster and adoptive parents is available free of charge through the church or through an outside counselor, where church officials can help connect with those in need. can help.
Although the initiative is new, the type of support provided by Daystar Church has long been available. Lawson said that this year alone the church has conducted 46 outreach programs with 1,225 volunteers who have worked more than 5,000 hours. This church effort has reached an estimated 10,000 people.
Lawson said establishing the fund is a way to draw attention to those who may need help and is essentially a continuation of the services that have always been available.
“There isn’t much new. It’s a creative way for us to raise more money for people in crisis,” Lawson said.
Lawson also hopes to dismantle the thought process that help is only available to those who identify with similar belief systems.
“Our goal is to reach out to people outside of the Christian congregation, because that’s what Jesus would do. He wouldn’t care what they chose,” Lawson said. “We just want people to know that God cares and that God cares. People care.”
Daystar Church has locations in Kalman, Hartsell and Madison.
For more information, contact Daystar Church at [email protected] or visit daysstarchurch.tv/give to donate to The Choice Life Fund.
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