A Ministry To Orphans
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. ~ James 1:27
My Father’s Arrows has created a framework of opportunities of foster family support so that everyone can join together to help foster children throughout Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama.
We deeply value our volunteers, and our goal is to help you serve safely and effectively.
My Father’s Arrows, Inc. is a faith based, community driven, public charity that is a ministry to orphans. MFA was established in 2014 in efforts to do a greater work for the children in foster care by our founders who had 44 yrs. cumulative experience as foster-adoptive parents and in service with special needs children. Instability in placements and lack of long-term connections for the children contributed to decreased school performance, negative behaviors, poor choices, and lack of support as young adults.
We are a trauma-informed private placement children’s home for boys and girls ages 0-17 who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, rejected, or are otherwise struggling with the impact of their traumatic experiences. These children are often struggling with negative behaviors, rebellion, academic issues, and dysfunctional attachments. We provide the 24 hour supervision, high structure, and low relational pressure that the children of trauma need in order to thrive. We utilize the TBRI model of parenting with focus on faithfully meeting the needs behind behaviors. We provide consistency in responding to behaviors with correction based on Christian values while making the world small for the children in a comfortable, residential farmstead setting. We focus on educational excellence, spiritual growth, and a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of recreation.
For this reason, we educate the community on the children’s needs, recruit more caregivers and advocates for the children, and procure child-specific resources to help them reach their maximum potential. Our Children’s Home, “Mama’s House”, is a safe, loving, trauma-informed Christian home. “Mama’s House” is registered with The Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies as a Type II child- caring agency under Florida Statue 409.176. By targeting the high risk, high volume population of children impacted by trauma and the foster care system, and focusing on meeting this group’s most critical needs, MFA is creating systemic change that not only impacts the youth served, but also the community at large.
Hope to the hopeless. Care to the lonely. Compassion to the broken. Love to the invisible.
Provide needing children with safe, permanent, loving Christian homes where they will develop into lifelong servants for our Lord Jesus Christ and live as responsible, educated, law abiding citizens with great promise and hope for the future.
To facilitate, encourage, and publicize the need for foster/adoption/advocacy/mentoring of special needs children as being defined as children who are: over 10 yrs. of age, part of a minority group, part of sibling group, affected by mental or physical disabilities, and do not currently have parents to care for them. To inspire and educate community members that otherwise would not have considered serving these children in such capacity. To coordinate resources for these children that enhance their quality of life and assist them in maximizing their potential for independence while meeting their unique challenges.
My Father’s Arrows has saved our family.
Our oldest adopted daughter has Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). Our family has survived for nine years with the constant chaos she brought into our home. On May 6, 2019, our RAD daughter and I flew from Florida to Mississippi to take her to a children’s group home. In just 13 days, we received a call that we had 24 hours to pick her up because she had gotten into a fight with another girl and that the police were involved.
Our hearts dropped; our hope instantly dropped to near zero. What were we going to do? We couldn’t bring our daughter back into our home. It wasn’t safe. I desperately called RAD Advocates and told them what happened and that we had no idea what we were going to do next. They were calm and instantly knew what to do. They offered a place that was in Jay, Florida and gave me a name to contact.
We know without a doubt that this is where our daughter belongs. Sarah and her team understand RAD firsthand. Sarah kept telling us that she loves our daughter and is 100% committed to her healing. As a RAD mother herself, Sarah has also ministered to me with compassion and understanding. This has given us so much peace. Sarah assured us that our daughter would not get kicked out for something as simple as a fight; they expect fights will happen. The children also learn that they are loved by our Father in Heaven. We are so thankful to My Father’s Arrows for saving our family. We can’t express it enough.
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Statement Of Faith
My Father’s Arrows (MFA) is a non-denominational Christian ministry uniting believer who love Jesus Christ and desire to serve Him by providing compassionate care to orphans. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding the dissension that may be caused by denominational distinctive. We hold to scriptural mandate James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.