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August 29, 2016

God's Plans

By: Anonymous

I was a foster kid when I was one year old. My sister, older by two years, had died of lung failure.

Our biological mother, who was only fifteen, had given up on being a mother. I was a broken-hearted little girl, missing both my sister and my mother. After a year in foster care, I was adopted into a family of six. Now I had new friends, a new family, and a new name. God had given me a new start.

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For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV)


Eleven years later, I am still with my foster parents. I attend a cost-free, private residential school and home for children from lower income families. My birth mom is married now and has another child. Every now and then, I thank God for giving both of us a second chance at life. Looking back, I can see that God has a plan and is in control of my destiny.


JOURNAL: Write about your family, whether or not you all live under the same roof. Give  thanks for the ways God is working your lives.


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If you feel alone or far from your true family, remember your countless siblings in Christ’s family and go meet a new brother or sister.

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