“Prayer pushes us through life’s slumps, propels us over the humps and pulls us out of the dumps” Max Lucado
At OneHope27 we believe in the power of prayer! We know that families who engage in foster care experience unique challenges as well as unique joys. We feel so strongly about prayer that we have developed a prayer team to join with you in prayer for those challenges your family experiences as well as to praise God for your joys!
Kara has joined us as the Lead of our Prayer Team and recently spent some time sharing her heart with us:
Charonne: Tell us about yourself and how it was that you became involved in foster care.
Kara: I am the wife to Kurt, the mom to Kaiden (9), Ella (7), Teagan (5), and Hazel (2) and the foster mom to Miss D (4 months). Outside the home, I am a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital where I only work part time. I have been interested in foster care since I was child since my parents were foster parents and I had the privilege of being a foster sibling. I loved having a baby, toddler, school aged child, and a pregnant teenager living in our home as part of our family during my middle school and high school years. During my last pregnancy, we discussed the fact that we “felt” like Hazel would be our last biological child but we didn’t feel like she was our last child. So, at that time, we started talking and praying about foster care again. You and Kevin spent time with our family answering questions and giving information to us about foster care in Milwaukee. It was a really precious time learning more about the need for foster parents. Kurt and I went home and took a few more weeks to discuss it and pray about it and then we started the licensing process in June 2015 and were licensed in September 2015 and then received our first call on November 17, 2015 for a precious 2 week old little girl and we’ve been fostering her ever since.
Charonne: Why is prayer important to you and what does it mean to you?
Kara: Prayer is important to me because it connects me to my Creator and the lover of my soul. I believe that prayer is one way that we can communicate with the Lord. I believe that we can talk to the Lord all day long… it doesn’t have to be a certain amount of time at a specific time of the day. It is just a continual conversation that I have with Jesus throughout my days. As a mom, I find myself calling out to God at so many different points of my day- whether it be in times of sadness, frustration, or joy- I know that He is listening to me and interceding for me. It has meant the world to me since being a foster mama and knowing that I have fellow brothers and sisters praying for our family and for D’s biological family. Praying for each other is a way to encourage each other and uplift each other. I love 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 that says, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.
If you are a foster or adoptive parent and have a need that you would like us to join with you in prayer about, or a joy you would like to share please email email@example.com.
Additionally if you would like to support our Mission to FOSTER hope and impact those involved in foster care by joining our prayer team you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get started.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12