The 127 Faith Foundation is a registered nonprofit, 501(c)(3) ministry that seeks to rescue distressed orphans and young adults who have aged-out of the foster care system. Our name, mission and urgency come from the New Testament Book of James, Chapter 1, Verse 27.
James 1:27, Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (NIV)
The Founder's Story
“I want to start an orphanage,” I told Laura over dinner one evening. “Not necessarily an orphanage, but something like that.”
“That’s real hard, Honey,” Laura replied. “Let’s just give to them.”
That didn’t seem like enough to me. I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened to me without Buck and the other cowboys who became like family. Without men like Robert who kept stepping into my life to help me...
The more I learned about the plight of the kids leaving foster care, the more concerned I became. Most of them didn’t have a support system. One study found that within a year of leaving the foster care system, 66 percent of the kids were homeless, in jail or dead. A staggering 80 percent of the prison population had come out of foster care. Girls in foster care were 600 percent more likely than their peers to get pregnant before age 21.
From, A Long Journey Home. Purchase on Amazon.
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