Ministry Focus: TJ and Sarah have been called to Romania with a heart for babies left in institutions. Unfortunately there are still high rates of abandonment in Romania and not enough care workers; precious little ones suffer trauma and neglect which has long lasting effects. Being creative in new initiatives, the Laplante's seek to partner with the Iacob family in opening Arms of Love Rescue Home. This home will provide a family environment for babies, avoiding the trauma of neglect that happens in institutions. The Laplante's will help these little ones receive proper care and advocate for their placement with an adoptive family. The Laplante's will have opportunities to share God's love not only with the babies in their care but also to the health care workers, child advocate workers and potential adoptive parents.
Ministry History: TJ and Sarah have attended Southside Worship Centre (Ajax, Ontario) for the last 20 years. Sarah volunteering in children's ministry progressed to Children's pastor and has held that position for the past three years. She has a one year certificate at Master's Bible College and is seeking to obtain her full diploma in the years to come. TJ has served on the board of deacons for many years and has a call on his life to be a father to the fatherless; he has been fulfilling this call by helping in the children's ministry at their local church. The Laplante's sensed God leading them to something different and have been poised to God's calling over the last several years; they are very excited to be starting this new leg of their journey with God.
- Please pray for our three young adult children and extended family, who will be staying in Canada.
- Pray for collaboration between Arms of Love and government agencies.
- Pray that through education, child abandonment ends in Romania.
- Pray for God's continued presence and leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives.