This past Monday a group of 13 ladies met to encourage each other as we each walk through the journey of fostering and/or adoption. Each family has a little different story, each is at a different stage in the process but each has a heart to follow the Lord in caring for orphans. For some of these ladies this is their first experience in raising a child, for others they are blending a family of biological and adopted children, some thought their families were complete and the Lord showed them His heart in a new way.
After a short devotion on II Timothy 2 we introduced ourselves and the conversation took off from there. There was much laughter, a few tears, and each one received encouragement. What a great way to support each person's family.
I have heard that the mom sets the tone for the family. So as we spur one another on we are ministering to an entire family. As a mom as I am refreshed I am better able to love on and serve my family.
We would love to encourage each of you on your journey. To pray for these ladies is a priviledge and to get to know each one a delight.
Join us on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. For now we will continue to meet at Monica's home as it's location seems to work for many. No need to RSVP, just come.