FROM VIVIAN CROSBY, ECERA
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ABOUT THE ADULLAM HOUSE – Located at 28 Firetower Road in Wetumpka.
I wish for all the children of the world…
a place soft and warm to sleep at night,
a hand to hold, a tree to climb…
Adullam House is a home for at-risk children. Rescuing those who can’t rescue themselves.
Adullam House is a home for children of incarcerated men and women. “It’s better to build children than repair grown-ups …” Bill Wilson
Why the name Adullam House?
Through prayer, God showed Pete and Angie something from the story of David’s life. In 1 Samuel 22 you’ll see David, afraid and running for his life from King Saul.
As a young man, by faith in the living God, David had defeated Goliath, Israel’s greatest foe at the time.(1 Sam. 17:50) In doing this he won the favor of the Israelite people.(1 Sam. 18:5,7,14) This enraged King Saul to the point that he tried on many occasions to take young David’s life.(1 Sam. 18:11,19:10…) With nowhere to go he found refuge in a cave called Adullam.
In verse 2 of chapter 22 men began to gather themselves with him there, men who were in debt, distressed, outcasts, discontented people. These men made David their captain and soon became the most valiant and greatest fighting army that was ever known in that time.
Pete and Angie believed that God would send young children, the “unseen victims of crime”, who would almost certainly be destined for a life without hope to find refuge and safety in the care of “Adullam”, with Christ as the Captain, just as those men found refuge with David at the cave of Adullam. Like the men of old who found refuge in the cave and became the ‘mighiest fighting army’ this world has ever seen, we believe that God will take many of the little lives entrusted to our care and make of them great trophies of grace.
Founding Date – 1996