Many of you have been praying for my family as we have been finishing the process of becoming licensed to be foster parents in Kansas.
At the end of January we received our full license to care for children 0-5 years old. It was a long, arduous process. Our particular license allows us to foster two children (a sibling pair) long term and for shorter term emergencies we can have three. If any of the children we foster become adoptable, we'll have the first opportunity if the Lord leads us in that direction. We definitely want to adopt eventually, however we also want to be foster parents for small children, so by God's grace we'll probably do both. We'll see. There's just so much need.
So now we are waiting for our first "placement". It could happen tonight, next week, or next month. There's no way to know. I hope we're ready.
There are a few prayer requests, if you have opportunity to lift us before God's throne:
1. Pray that God would give us-our whole family, the boys included- grace to love and care for any child or children that come in to our home.
2. Pray that our sons would not see another child as an intrusion or someone who will take their parents attention away but as one who they can show the love of Jesus to.
3. Pray for Shari as she will bear the brunt of the daytime foster parenting. Any child under five will take some getting used to again.
4. Pray that we have opportunity to share Christ with foster children and their parents as we assist in the process of re-introducing the child back in to their home when the time is right.
Thanks so much!