Give thanks to the Lord. Psalm 106:1

Even though no family is perfect, for many of us Thanksgiving brings warm thoughts and memories associated with delicious dinners and special times together. Spending time with Russian orphans years ago exponentially increased my gratitude for the opportunity I had to grow up in a loving, Christian family. God used my experiences to prompt me to take a step that was the beginning of a beautiful winding ministry journey on which He continues to lead me 20 years later.

Earlier this month, for Stand Sunday, my home church celebrated 20 years of God’s faithfulness through our vulnerable child ministry, Families of Promise, and the culture of caring for vulnerable children that exists throughout our church family and ministries today.

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