“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
– 1 Peter 4:8-11

Stephanie Guest, Care Community Team LeaderThe Thompson family is nothing less than amazing. 

Miller and Kalei have opened their hearts to several foster children and have blessed them all, whether they were only passing through or there to stay.

I’ve had the privilege to serve the Thompsons as their Care Community team leader. We formed a group of about five families who brought weekly meals, babysat, and spent hours praying for the needs, challenges, and joys that fostering brings.

I believe I speak for the whole team when I say I am so blessed to be able to serve this family, probably even more than they have been in receiving our help. 

The Thompsons were first blessed with Braiden, and then along came his older sister Kayli. 

With the demands of school, occupational therapy, speech therapy, after school programs, trips to the doctors office, and so much more, our Care Community came together to help in any way we could.

And then came baby Anna Grace. She stole our hearts from the first picture we saw of her, while she was still very premature in the hospital. 

Our Care Community showered little Anna Grace with preemie clothes, diapers, and all things newborn. It has been such a joy to watch this tiny human grow into a vibrant, fun-loving little girl.

Even though I’m the one who has been serving – as the team lead for our Care Community, helping care for the Thompsons’ foster family – I know I’m the one who has gained so much from this experience.

From watching Kalei fall in love with these precious children and nurturing them, to seeing Miller fill the role of a strong and loving dad, I have learned that foster children are incredibly precious, just as my own birthed children are to me.

Miller and Kalei are two foster parents we can look up to. They love these kids with their whole hearts, regardless of whether a case is moving towards reunification or adoption, and they change their foster children’s lives for the better, forever.

 

 

 

Care Community group photo of team members standing outside in front of a church.
Possum Trot movie poster.