April 29, 2019

If there is one thing that has proven to be true time and time again in the years I have

worked with ECHO ministries, it is that God is always in the details. When I least expect

it, there He is beautifully guiding those who have chosen to love and help His kids. It

happe...

August 9, 2017

A few months ago while volunteering at ECHO one night, I met a little boy, I’ll call him Alex. He was something and I thought to myself that he must be keeping some family on their toes.

While we were playing and working, another child was looking at the books on the s...

May 11, 2017

After five years of volunteering with my friends at ECHO, it would be honest to say that I am so often filled with despair and hope, back and forth, as I have come to know a reality and a world that has never been my own. Every parent’s struggle, every situation of the...

November 28, 2016

This is a story about four hours that had an unexpected effect on my life. Four little hours out of the more than 720 available in a month that I decided to volunteer; let me tell you why I choose to do it, what I thought would happen and what actually happened.

Why? We...

September 21, 2015

My story began late one night on the road driving home from out of town. I was in tears. I was praying for what seemed like the hundredth time for God to hear me and answer my prayer for another child.

It was then that he birthed in me the thought of foster care or adop...

June 24, 2015

Hi, my name is Sabrina and my journey with foster care started when I was eleven years old. 

 

Kathy, who is now called Nanny by my own children, was a medical foster parent who attended the same church I did.  Her adoptive son, Chris, and I sang in the Children’s Choir...

June 11, 2015

My name is Lyanna and I have been married to my awesome husband for 18 years. We have 4 kiddos- 3 biological and one foster kiddo. Our one year anniversary of becoming foster parents is in September.

 

Our foster care journey began over three years ago. While we were liv...

June 1, 2015

ECHO stands for Everyday Christians Helping Orphans and we are just everyday, common ordinary people who want to make a difference in the lives of children in care in our community. We seek to meet the physical and spiritual needs of kids placed outside of their homes...

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