On a warm fall afternoon, sunlight filters through the windows, casting a warm glow upon the support group participants. In a quiet corner, Sarah clasps her hands, a soft smile on her lips. For years, the shadows of her past loomed large, but today she stands tall, an example of strength and resilience. How? Through the Kingdom Workers' Empowering Survivors program, Sarah found healing and discovered her worth as a child of God.
In a world where it's easy to feel helpless in the face of problems like poverty, trauma, and family breakdown, one group of individuals is making a difference. The Foster Support volunteers at St. Mark Ev. Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI is proving that no matter how small your contribution, you can make a positive impact in your community. See the unique ways they are demonstrating the love of Christ in their words and actions to foster families in their neighborhood.
Foster parents Kelly and Rob Peterson offer their home as a safe place where foster children can recover. With the help of their foster support volunteers, they have created a space where hurting kids can experience the healing power of God’s love and acceptance.
As a college student, time is a precious resource. When you’re not in class, your day can quickly be consumed by homework, a job, exercise, eating, and (if you’re lucky) getting the highly-recommended-but-ever-so-elusive eight hours of sleep. Oftentimes, as college students, when you manage to carve out some free time, the first thought is what can I do for myself?
But Charissa asked a different question.
How do you know if something is abusive? Start by looking at what love does...and does not.