James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keeps oneself from being polluted by the world."
God has given me the most incredible opportunity to get in on what He is doing in Las Vegas! There is a desperate need for godly foster parents in Clark County and there has been for years. 6 years ago, my husband and I put our 'yes' on the table and embarked on a journey unlike anything I could have possibly imagined. Our very first foster placement was a sibling group of 4, ages 7mo, 2yrs, 3yrs & 5yrs old. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Now, looking back, I can see how God had His hand over every single moment so that I would have no choice but to cling to Him. There was no way I could have done any of it on my own without relying on Him for every breath. 2 years after we brought those amazing children home, we were given the opportunity to adopt them. Foster Care doesn't always turn into adoption but in our case, it did. We now have 7 incredible children and the call God placed on our lives to be involved in Foster Care is not over.
Clark County is once again in a very desperate place. Currently Child Haven is above maximum occupancy and there are not enough foster families to place these children with. James 1:27 says, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keeps oneself from being polluted by the world." Are you ready to step up to the call? You may not be in a position to bring children into your home but there are so many ways you can help out. You could tutor or mentor a child, offer free baby sitting to foster parents that need a night off or maybe God is calling you to bring a child into your home that so badly needs love and a godly example. Below are a few links to get you started.
Foster Connect; a local foster care support group that could connect you with a current foster family needing support:
Department of Family Services; to take steps to find out more information about fostering or to start the licensing process:
Gina Shanks, DFS recruiter ShanksGi@clarkcountynv.gov or you can also call 702-455-0181 to have an informational packet sent to your home.
I am also very happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I never feel more ALIVE than when I say YES to His call! Are you ready to feel ALIVE?
Your sister in Christ,