This time of year is often frantically busy with Christmas and the closing out of one year and the beginning of a new one. But in the Youth Horizons office, it’s a season when we often have the opportunity to hear from people who have been affected by this ministry. Stories such as these make our work, your work, and your gifts all worth it. Here is an email we recently received that was addressed to Earnest. It comes from a former resident.
“As a child I was in foster care from the age of five to 11. I was adopted when I was 11. I’m 27 now, but I remember being in the Youth Horizons program for a short time when I was about seven or eight years old.
“I particularly remember one Christmastime when I was at your house and we all gathered around the piano and sang Christmas Carols. It was one of the brightest moments in my rather rough childhood.
“But what stuck out to me afterwards is you were willing to keep singing afterwards because I loved it so much. You sat there one-on-one with me. It meant the world to a lonely child. Thank you sir for doing God’s work.
“Keep it up, you’re touching lives.”
Thanks be to God. Be encouraged, your seemingly “small” actions can make a difference in a person’s life.