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LISTENING TO JESUS, NOT OUR FEARS

I have two adopted children and they are my world. My husband and I used to be a part of this foster-to-adopt-program, and the process, although absolutely worth it, was excruciating. After experiencing some very difficult circumstances, we decided…

Children Labor

SERVING PATIENTS WITH COMPASSION

I always had nursing in the back of my mind as a career, but I chose a different major in college. After receiving a bachelors degree, I wondered what I would do. My husband and I brainstormed my next…

Children Special Needs

HELPING OUT OVERWHELMED PARENTS

The challenges of caring for a child with special needs can be overwhelming. Care must be provided at all times. Our son, Aaron, had cerebral palsy, and we took loving care of him for 27 years until he passed…

Children

A HEART FOR TEENAGERS

My heart is and always has been teaching the youth. Teenagers are in the most vulnerable time in their lives, and I feel I should help make straight as many paths as possible. It says in 1 Corinthians 3:11, “For…

Children

ADOPTION CHANGED OUR HEARTS

I did not grow up a Christian or in a Christian household. But my spiritual life dramatically changed when I met my future wife, since she was very grounded in her Christian faith. She is a teacher and has…

Children

ORGANIZING A TOY DRIVE

When you are a young social worker who calls on families in a poor neighborhood, you see a number of things that break your heart. Some of these families have so little in life. One of my families has…

Children Prayer

JUST KNOWING GOD CARES

This winter season our family got bamboozled by 2017’s epic virus infestation. It felt like we were in an underground bunker for weeks on end, surrounded by snot-infested tissues, fevers, vomit, screaming toddlers, and so little sleep. It was…

Children

FINDING JOY OUT OF THE ASHES

It’s amazing what God can do creating something glorious out of our ashes. I went through hell and back several years ago, losing my mom to brain cancer, then my dad to the same disease, and a month later,…

Children Mission Trips

LOVING ON THESE SWEET CHILDREN

From the time I was a little girl, I wanted to be a missionary. Finally, God opened a door for me. After spending 30 years in special education, I retired in August 2015 and began working with Real Hope…

Children

ADOPTING ONE OF GOD’S CHILDREN

The Lord has placed orphans on my heart since I was a little girl. I remember worrying about children my age who didn’t have families to love them or food to fill their stomachs. It bothered me, and the…

Children

BUILDING THEIR SELF ESTEEM

I volunteer for a youth development program that helps girls of all backgrounds build self esteem, learn how to encourage others, combat bullying, and make healthy choices—all while training to run a 5K. As a pediatric ICU nurse, I’m…

Children

BEING THERE FOR THESE BOYS

Together, we volunteer with a boy’s 8th grade class at an inner city school. We’ve been going there every other week for three years. We know the value of a male in a young man’s life. And so many…

Children

PRAYING FOR EACH PATIENT

I work in the NICU at a large hospital in the heart of the city. When children are born with deficiencies, they are sent to my unit. It is here that I take their vitals, feed them, change them, give them…

Children

THESE KIDS CHANGED MY LIFE

A few years ago, I accompanied my husband to a meeting about Vapor International. I am a licensed paramedic and teach at a community college, so I thought I was going just to provide moral support to him. Little…