In early 2023, a Foster Crew training session presented by One More Child was the catalyst for a leap of faith for one brave family at a Sarasota County church.
The family, so deeply moved by One More Child’s presentation, reached out to our Foster Care team to sign up for an upcoming licensing class. Licensing classes would allow them to become foster parents themselves.
Although they had always believed in the power of love and compassion to transform lives, it was witnessing their own church’s commitment to and establishment of One More Child’s Foster Crews within their faith community that spurred them to take a decisive step toward becoming a foster family.
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
Thirty individuals attended the Foster Crew training aimed at educating about the invaluable support volunteers can offer foster families in their church. Participants heard heartfelt stories of the transformative impact the love of Jesus can make in the foster care system. They also learned about practical opportunities to initiate and serve on a Foster Crew. Notably, the church’s pastor was also in attendance, highlighting the leadership’s commitment to fostering a supportive environment.
As the family eagerly awaits their upcoming foster family training, they stand as a testament to the impact One More Child Foster Crews can have in every community, empowering families and providing loving care for one more child in need.
The Foster Crew training at this Sarasota church emboldened a family to step farther into the foster care system than they planned. Now, they are bringing the love of Jesus to vulnerable children who will be placed in their care.
START A FOSTER CREW IN YOUR CHURCH
Together, we can encourage and support those in our communities who answer the calling to foster care. Starting a One More Child Foster Crew program at your church not only offers hope to foster children and the families who take them in, but it also has the potential to ignite a renewed hope in the body of Christ as we work to make a difference.
Foster Crew volunteers dedicate their time and talents with compassion, and they are flames in the darkness for those in need. You can be a light where you live. Join One More Child to support foster families in your community.