The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Fostering hope

Arizona congregation cares for foster families

They can arrive anytime and in any condition of human need. They're almost always afraid and have symptoms that reflect the unbearable situation from which they've just been removed.

They're foster children, and those who take them must accept the challenge of resurrecting hope in their shattered young lives.

Sharyn and Don Burt of American Lutheran Church, Tucson, Ariz., accepted that challenge, but it takes a strong support network to make it work. Their congregation provides some of the care and love these physically and emotionally bruised children need.

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