Monthly Archives: July 2013

Successful Fundraiser At Coxsackie Yard Sale Day!

Senator Tkaczyk, Mary, and Sandra

Senator Tkaczyk, Mary, and Sandra


On Saturday 7/20 we participated in the Coxsackie Yard Sale Day to raise funds for JFO.  Many people donated items from bikes to toys to clothing and we also made “Orange Julius” type shakes to sell.  Overall it was a successful event raising $800 for the ministry!  Thank you to everyone who donated items and made purchases at our booth.  We also had the privilege of meeting NY Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk.  She stopped by our booth and purchased a hand bag and a shake, and we gave her some of our literature.  It was a great day in our community!

Radio Show Interview With Cher Joseph from Albany County

Sandra and Mary interviewed the dynamic Cher Joseph, an adoption caseworker and family finder with Albany County Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families.  With Cher we discussed foster care in the Capital District area.  That show will air on Friday, 9/13 in the same 1:30pm  time slot on WDCD 96.7fm.  We are very excited for the doors the Lord is opening for JFO at the County level as we advocate for Christian families to get involved with foster care.

Interviewing Special Guests For Orphans No More

Mary and Sandra have been in the studio at The New Light WDCD 96.7 on Thursday mornings recording the Orphans No More radio broadcasts.  This week we interviewed Dianna McGreevy and Cindi Fabozzi, adoption specialists with the local office of Bethany Christian Services.  We discussed the climate of international adoption for the show which will air Friday, 9/6 at 1:30pm on 96.7fm.

“Orphans No More” Radio Show

Mary and I are currently in the process of recording broadcasts for our weekly radio show “Orphans No More”!  We are so excited about this opportunity the Lord has opened for our ministry!  The show will begin airing on Friday, August 9th at 1:30pm on The New Light WDCD 96.7fm.  We have the Fridays at 1:30pm time slot weekly from August through November.  This is a great time frame because we get to promote our 2nd Annual Orphan Conference which is on October 26, as well as Orphan Sunday which is 11/3, and National Adoption Awareness Month throughout November!  Most importantly, however, is that we get to bring to our listeners the message of adoption, foster care, orphan care, parenting adopted kids, and everything in between.  Our very first show, airing on 8/9, will be an introduction to us and the ministry.  The next show I had the honor of interviewing Mary and her husband, Pastor Stan Slager, about their years of foster care experience.  I got to do a 2nd interview with Pastor Stan and Mary all about their Ukrainian adoptions.  We believe it is crucial for pastors to have a heart for the fatherless and Pastor Stan certainly does.  We’ve also interviewed a couple women who grew up with foster care kids in their home as their parents fostered.  We have interviews lined up with Bethany Christian Services, Albany County on foster care, and an episode dedicated to Orphan Sunday.  We’ve got much more in the works too.  We believe the Lord has opened this door for us and it’s a way for us to put a voice to our 3 fold ministry.  Over the airwaves we can rally the Church for the cause of the fatherless, advocate for Christian families to adopt, foster, and/or do some type of orphan care, and support and encourage local families who have said “yes” to the fatherless.  We are excited too about the fact that in the future, all of our recorded shows will be available right here on this website!  And the Lord is not done opening doors!  Currently in the works is a month long campaign in November on The Sound of Life radio station to promote Orphan Sunday and National Adoption Awareness Month!  Radio was not our idea, but we know enough that when the Lord opens a door we just say “yes” and step through!  To Him be the glory!