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Is This the Home of the Brave?

Over 15,000 children in the state of Ohio are not home this July 4th. They bravely celebrate in foster homes, kinship (relative) homes and some in residential homes.
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Would you answer THIS call?

Your phone rings and the voice on the other end asks if you would take in four children who have been removed from their home.
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When "Safer at Home" is NOT the Case

Over the past several weeks we have seen our lives completely change. Many of us are now working from home or waiting for the word to return to work. Others are working hard on the front lines.
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For Such A Time As This

The COVID Crisis may have recked havoc on our "normal" but in its wake there are NEW opportunities to step up and serve creatively.
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It is Good because He is Risen

For all of us this Holy Week and Easter season has been celebrated in a most unusual way. Do not let the irony of our isolation be lost on us.
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Staycation

Yes, you may need to start your day with a strong cup of coffee but you can do this! Many of our families are now adjusting to a new normal for the next couple of weeks.
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Your Service is Vital to Families

We have all been impacted by the current health crisis and the physical limits enacted for personal safety has changed the way we conduct everyday life.
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Let’s Thrive at Home

Yes, you may need to start your day with a strong cup of coffee but you can do this! Many of our families are now adjusting to a new normal for the next couple of weeks.
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Staying Safe While Serving

With school out of session it is vital we stay in contact with our kinship and foster families. They need to know we are caring for them during this anxious time. What an opportunity for the Peace of the Gospel to be lived out before them!
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Sack Lunch Miracles

It was my privilege last fall to attend the Brown Bag lunch meeting of some amazing people in Richland Co. who lead local churches and ministries. It was humbling to hear how God was at work in their midst.
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3 Ways to Share Some Love

Welcome to the team for those of you who are new church champions in 2020. We are excited to launch new churches, relaunch existing churches and expand to Richland County. God is on the MOVE!
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It’s a Wrap: Happy New Year!

As you close the door of the past decade and step into the next join with us to be thankful for all God has done in and through Fostering Family Ministries in 2019.
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Merry Christmas

God as a fetus. Holiness sleeping in the womb. The Creator of life being created...It all happened in a moment...a most incredible moment. The word became flesh.
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Please Give Voice To Children

You may have heard the old saying about children, "they should be seen and not heard." Did you know that there are children in our midst that are often NOT seen and NOT heard?
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We Give Thanks

Dear Friends,I wanted to take a moment to simply say thank you to every one of you that have said yes to vulnerable children in our community. A child's life has been changed because you have given in one of these ways.
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A God-Sized Stand

Now we know why it's called Boone and Me...this young man touched our hearts and his father's willingness to open his home and his heart was the sacrifice that gave Boone a chance to flourish.
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A Family Is...October Updates

After 10 foster homes by the age of 8, Boone was waiting to experience a place to call forever family. There are many children like him in our community who need a home for a season or need a home for a lifetime.
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The miracle of the...hot dogs?!

The sun shone brightly as the volunteers worked to put final touches on the outdoor activities for the family festival. Sounds like a typical summer day, doesn’t it?
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Fall Campaign

Do you feel like the only thing that makes the news is bad news? Well, this past week we all made some good news. It is beautiful when the Church works together to make a difference in our community.
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More than Enough

Ever wonder how your church is doing when it comes to engagement in foster care? Today is the day you find out.
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Is this the home of the brave?

Over 16,000 children in the state of Ohio are not home this July 4th. They bravely celebrate in foster homes, kinship (relative) homes and some in residential homes.
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Mothers, Fathers and Sacrifice

Did you send or receive a card or a call for Mothers or Fathers Day over the past two months? If you did chances are you helped to boost the phone traffic on Mothers Day to exceed every other day of the year around the world!
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Help Spread the Word

In our area, like most of the state, we have seen the number of children in foster care double in the last three years. Thankfully, we have also seen an increase in the number of foster families.
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Handwritten and Heartfelt

Handwritten and heartfelt. When was the last time you received a handwritten thank-you note...from a youth? If you are like the rest of the world those are becoming rare. We are blessed to receive such a note because of YOU.
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Remember Conversation Hearts?

What conversations have been spoken to your heart?
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Loving our Neighbors

Loving our neighbors. I have heard it said, your neighbor is not simply the person next door but the next person you meet.
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Twas The Week Before Christmas

...and all through the house. What is your house like this time of year for your family? Hurried and hectic or in holy anticipation? Or a little of both?
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Be a Holiday Hero

Be a Holiday Hero. You can be a Holiday Hero by joining our year-end giving campaign to help more foster children have a healing home in 2019.
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Happy Thanksgiving

A full house, an overflowing table are gifts to be cherished. In our area over 150 children are not in their own homes. Thanks to the many foster and kinship families have room for one or two or three more at their table today and everyday.
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Did You Stand Yesterday?

In support of over 150 children in 84 families in Ashland County alone, have you thought about one thing you can do to show God's love? You can show love by helping a family who is caring for foster children.
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