Emily Roberson Fund
Connected Hearts and Augusta Christian schools have teamed up to honor the life of Emily Roberson, by helping children in foster care and orphans around the world in her honor. Emily Roberson was a former Augusta Christian graduate who attended Georgia College and State University when she was tragically killed in a car accident on the way to attend a friend’s graduation ceremony.
Emily was passionate about her love for Christ and for loving children. Everywhere she went, one could see her holding a small child.
In Miami, Emily and her fellow students visited an orphanage. During the early stages of the visit, a baby could be heard crying incessantly and the top of her little lungs.The entire time, as the leader tried to continue the tour, the baby could be heard crying in the background. Emily would have no part of that. She continuously asked the leader where the baby was and would get little to no response. Hearing the baby cry only increased her determination and Emily continued to ask. Finally, she went rogue and went on her own to find out where that baby was. When she found her, she picked her up in her arms, cradled that little one, and soothed the child to the point that no crying would be heard while in her care.
That story sums up Emily as to who she was and who she serves. In Mark 10 verse 14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
At a later mission trip to Haiti, Emily could be seen regularly holding young children and ministering to them each and every day. Her heart was and has always been taking care of “little ones”.
How to get involved!
1.) Donate: Your donation to the Emily Roberson fund changes the lives of children in foster care as well as orphans all around the world.
2.) Start a Fundraiser: Get your friends and family involved by starting a fundraiser in honor of Emily. Create your own team, and start spreading the word about the Emily Roberson fund to make an even bigger impact for orphans.