Next Meeting: September - Date TBD

Annual Defend 82:3 Picnic

Independence Park
Sunday, August 26 - 1pm
The time has come for our second annual Defend 82:3 picnic! Families who are currently involved in defending the fatherless in any capacity, as well as those who are interested in getting more involved in orphan care are invited. We love our Defend 82:3 families!

For details and to complete the required registration, click here.



The purpose of Defend 82:3 is to impact the world one child, one family, and one opportunity at a time.

The Defend 82:3 Ministry seeks to accomplish its mission by equipping, enlisting, and empowering the people of Mount Pleasant Christian Church to defend vulnerable children domestically and internationally through adoption, foster care, and global orphan care opportunities.

  • Equip: Educating families and individuals as they defend the fatherless through the use of a resource library, events, and conferences.
  • Enlist: Providing opportunities for anyone to serve the orphan regardless of age, marital status, and life situation.
    • Adoption
    • Foster Care
    • Global Orphan Care
  • Empower: Building the confidence and hope of those who are currently serving children from hard places, as well as anyone who is interested or ready to serve vulnerable children.


We are thrilled to provide a point of connection and education for anyone with a heart for orphan care! Psalm 82: 3-4 says, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” This is our charge from the Word of God and we are answering the call.

To connect, please contact Amy Abell or Heidi Wright at  .