Impact Stories

A Powerful Thing

March 1, 2020
Tonya and baby

“I believed the doctor who said I would die if I had another baby. I felt like if I went ahead with the pregnancy, I would be taking my children’s mother away from them… It was awful!”

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Little Girl, Big Heart

February 1, 2020
Audrey

When Audrey grows up, she would like to be a doctor. “I just want to be the person people go to when they need help… I like helping. I like sticking up for people, even people I don’t know. It feels good.”

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A Privilege and a Gift

January 1, 2020
Krysha

“I think we realize what we’ve been given—a chance to start over, new friends, kind adults to take care of us—is a gift, so we respect the privilege and don’t take it for granted. We take care of it and each other.”

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Leader in the Making

December 1, 2019
Trinity

“I’m different! Now, I’m going to school more and learning instead of getting in trouble. My attitude toward grownups has changed, and I found out I really enjoy helping younger kids.”

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Just the Break He Needed

November 1, 2019
Jesse

“I wanted a new school, new friends, a break… I was unsure about it until I got here, but it was completely different than anything I expected or had experienced before. I like it a lot.”

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Almost Home

October 1, 2019
Clayton

“There are also a lot of people to hang out with. I made friends fast because I talk a lot. That’s just how I am. I’ve had to be because I’ve moved a lot. My friends are really important to me and I look forward to spending time with them.”

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Found

September 1, 2019
Kalea

“I found this place on the internet. While I was getting ready, I kept trying to guess what they would say, what they would ask. I was scared. Online it said ‘no questions asked,’ but I knew most places did anyway. These ladies didn’t.”

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Nicer

August 1, 2019
Dakoda

“I really like my houseparents. There’s something different about them. They are really kind and patient. I know it must be hard with so many boys, but I think they are how they are because of God.”

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Making Better Choices

July 1, 2019
Kayla

“My attitude is much better now, and I’m trying hard in school. I know I’m doing better because I can see it in my mom’s eyes when I go home on visits. The way she acts with me is different and more relaxed.”

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Not Alone

June 1, 2019
Krystyna

“I was almost alone, but now I have Jesus and all these people here at the children’s home. I love and miss my mom, but…this feels like home, and I’m with my other family.”

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