Category Archives: Stories

Examine Our Hearts

Recently I have been having a few abnormalities with my heart. It has caused me to have less energy, some dizziness, and rapid heart beats. To help diagnose the best course of action to take, my doctor has ordered me to … Continue reading

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Helping A Little Girl Who Is Hurting

Grace, a 6 year old girl, has had a difficult life so far. Prior to coming to Agape Villages, she was in foster care and subsequently reunified with her mother early last year. Unfortunately, her mother continued struggling with a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Boys—Family Secured

An all-too-typical story. 2 teen brothers. Biological mom on drugs. Biological dad in prison. The boys moved between family members, city to city. Not going to school. Finally CPS was called. The boys were in several foster homes and then … Continue reading

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We Are Co-workers With God

Third John is a small book. In fact, it is the shortest book in the New Testament. As I was reading through this small book recently I read the apostle John’s comments concerning those who were working and supporting the … Continue reading

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Offering 2nd Chances & Never Giving Up!

From disappointment, discouragement, obstinacy and failure, to perseverance, change and the hope that comes with a second chance. For “David” (name was changed), it was a two year journey. Here is part of his story. David came to Agape Villages … Continue reading

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Make It Personal… A Great Motivation!

In the book of John, chapter 20, verses 18- 24, we read where Jesus appeared to the apostles after his crucifixion. One can only imagine the excitement the apostles felt. However, Thomas was not present. One might think that Thomas … Continue reading

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Proud Of Our Service To Children And Youth

I was working our fireworks stand one afternoon when a young couple approached the stand. I greeted them and told them that the money we raised went to help foster children. The man said, “I was a foster child once!” … Continue reading

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What To See So We Can Be

The Board of Directors at Agape Villages is made up of a group of diverse individuals who come from a variety of vocational backgrounds. This brings many perspectives to the board as we discuss and make decisions in governing the … Continue reading

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They Are All Our Children

A child welfare expert recently commented on some of the problems and challenges in the foster care system, including children moving from home-to-home and the difficulty obtaining counseling for children and youth. He framed it personally when he said, “I … Continue reading

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Investing In Children Is Worth It!

When Ms. Kleyn asked me to write an article regarding children, foster care, etc., I first was inclined to decline saying I was too busy and/or had too many important things to do. Now, I am very glad I accepted. … Continue reading

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