I first heard about Hands of Hope through a close friend I shared a small group with. She shared it as a way to get involved with the church while also loving and serving others … To help others in their journey with foster care without actually fostering yourself.
From the beginning, Hands of Hope was so welcoming. I went through the class to get more information (not sure if I wanted to commit) and came out wanting to be a team leader. I had no idea what I was doing, but that’s ok. Fast forward a few months into our relationship with the foster family and I am so glad I joined. I have met and heard their story and so many more, and I couldn’t imagine not being involved.
At first, I thought I had to know everything and be everything to be involved with Hands of Hope. I was scared and worried that I would fail. That is the exact opposite. With my experience with Hands of Hope, every family is blessed to have the opportunity to be surrounded by a team that is there to show support and encouragement. You don’t have to know it all to show that you care. Just take a small step and learn on ways you can help a foster family throughout their journey. I promise you won’t regret it.
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Written By: Karlie K., Care Community Team Leader