|I can't foster but I can . . .|
How would you finish that sentence? Can you cook a meal once a month? Help out with laundry, or rake a yard? Perhaps you would rather give two times a month to spend a few hours with your "foster grandchildren" or "foster nieces and nephews?"
Pictured above is part of a foster family and part of their care team. Will you step up to help them?
Mom and daughter are one half of a wonderful foster family, joined by Dad and brother they are caring for a sweet little foster child. On either side are two supportive friends from Ashland Dickey Church of the Brethren. Each of these women have committed to bring a meal once a month on the family's busiest night of the week. This simple act of kindness helps this foster family be their best when serving their own children as well as their foster child.
Now, what can you do to be a supportive friend to a foster family? Through your local church you can help launch a care team to support a local foster family. We have steadily increased our foster families in Ashland County. As we do so we must increase the number of partner churches and care teams available.
Will your church be a like minded partner with Fostering Family Ministries and work together to raise up volunteers to support our Ashland County foster families? Our goal is to raise up 125 more volunteers to be ready to serve foster families while they have a placement. Fostering Family will partner with like minded churches to train volunteers and help organize your care teams.
Decide today to help foster families like the one pictured above. It takes a family to raise a child, the family of God, answering His call and allowing Him to place the lonely in our families, Psalms 68:6. Is your church family ready to be that family of support?
Please share this need with your church family and leadership. Join us in lifting the load and making a difference in the lives of children in our county. Go to our website and request more information.
For Hope and a Future,
Sherry M. Bouquet