Walker Honors Greensboro’s Hopper Family as November Community Heroes of the Month
GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) on Sunday honored Greensboro's Andrew and Anna Hopper as the Sixth District Community Heroes of the Month for November 2017 at Mercy Hill Church's Regional Campus.
Each month, Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.
Andrew Hopper serves as the lead pastor for Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, a church launched in 2012 and has since been one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. Andrew attended North Greenville University in order to play football and hone his ability to preach and lead. In school he was also given the biggest blessing of his life in meeting and marrying a Godly woman. Andrew and Anna were married in 2005. They now have four children.
The Hopper family is still in a long, detailed, and expensive process of adopting their fourth child.
“Adopting a child is one of the most selfless, generous acts a family can pursue," Walker said. "Every year, loving families in America welcome thousands of children into their homes and into their lives to provide them with endearment and opportunity. Families like the Hoppers show the positive impact adoption can make in our community, our country and our world, and highlight the need to remove barriers and encourage adoptions through our policies.”
"Adoption is at the heart of the Gospel," Andrew and Anna Hopper said. "Every Christian must wrestle not with whether or not to be involved with vulnerable children, but only how and to what extent. For us, we've known that meant adoption for a long time.”
November is National Adoption Month. The Hoppers were presented with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Recently, after efforts by Rep. Walker, the adoption tax credit was preserved in the House tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read more here.