Care Extended Ministries is formulated for the purpose of making life easier for Retired Ministers, Widows, and for those Children whose lives have been devastated by divorce or the death of their parents.
Care Extended Ministries is committed to help. This is only possible by dedicated and compassionate people who are willing to pick up the servant's towel and become partners with us. The needs of Retired Ministers, Widows and Children are greater than ever, but you can make a difference in their lives.
You may feel you are just one...but you are one. You cannot do everything. However, you can do what you are able. It will make a difference.
Ministering to Retired Ministers
Many ministers who are retired today were not prepared for retirement. They strongly believed, in their early ministry, that Christ would return before they reached the age of retirement. Also, most of them did not have the income to even consider monies being set aside for retirement. This is also the reason many of our senior ministers are still pastoring well beyond the age of retirement.
Today many of these wonderful warriors for Christ, who did not prepare, are living in adverse circumstances. They are in great need for someone to “reach out and help,” as they have reached out and helped others over the years.
Care Extended Ministries is committed to help the “Retired Minister”, as much as possible.
It is our desire to lighten their burden and help them live in dignity. Many of them find themselves financially distressed, because of increasing economic pressures. We will not be able to meet all their needs, but we can do something.
Ministering to Widows
God has a special place in His heart for the “Widowed” (Psalms 68:5; 146:9.) We should also. The Apostle John reminds us that one mark of the Christian faith in action is caring for the “widowed” in their distress. James 1:27 states, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress… ” God is touched by the needs of the “widows.” He desires for us, as His children, to represent Him by ministering to their needs.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census report, there are more than twelve million widows living in the United States with an estimated 700,000 new widows added every year. Eighty percent 80%) of married women will become widows...forty-five percent (45%) by the time they are sixty-five (65.) It is reported that half of all women over 65 today earn less than $550.00 per month. Someone needs to step up and help.
Care Extended Ministries is committed to being that someone. With the awareness that most widows do not have enough income, Care Extended Ministries not only wants to help them financially, but also educate them on the “how-to” of workable budgeting. Many widows are also faced with the loss of professional identity or out-living their usefulness. We want to get them involved in meaningful ministry.
Ministering to Fatherless Children
Children are a Gift from God. When their caretakers are no longer able to care for them, we are accountable to God for their care and nurture. Christ reminds us that, “….as you have done it to the least of these my children, you have done it unto me.” (Matthew 25:40) Also, as with the widows, the Scripture states, in James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans…”
Care Extended Ministries is committed to providing hope and healing for children who are
displaced, as well as, their day to day needs. This is to include orphans of the living, as well as, the dead.