Local churches from around Thurston County are uniting together to lead their churches in an unifying effort to make sure every foster care child has a home to sleep in. In 2016, there were less than 80 licensed and active foster care families to serve more than 300 children who were currently in the foster care system. As Christians, we realize we were once spiritual orphans separated by our rebellious sin from our loving God and Father who saved, redeemed, and reconciled us to Him for his glory and our great delight.
Because of this good news, we know that the church is the answer to this foster care problem. As Jesus sacrificed his life for us, we display the gospel of Christ by sacrificing our comforts and conveniences to serve these children in need. For some of you, your participation will lead you to becoming a licensed foster care parent and taking these beautiful children into your home. For others, it will be serving these foster parents by offering respite by watching their children for short stays to give them the rest and refreshment needed to continue their service. There are many ways to get involved. You can make a difference!