Bringing Kids Home

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November 15, 2021 00:54:02
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Grace Through Hard Things Part 1: Aaron & Charity

Our guests today are Aaron and Charity Clayton. The Clayton’s both spent time growing up in Texas - Charity in Desoto and Aaron in Terrell. Their family has lived in the Waxahachie area since 2011, where they have planted and are growing a church called Remedy Church. Aaron has also served as a Trustee for TBHC and they are both stepping back into the world of adoption and are working with us through that process. They have three children.  Sam is 13 and was adopted from Kazakhstan. They are also blessed with biological children.  Juliet is 9, and Valor is 7. One of the things they enjoy doing is traveling as a family seeing what God is doing in other places on mission and other church plants. The Clayton’s story exemplifies “God’s grace through hard things”. They join the podcast today because they “want to encourage and equip adoptive and foster families.  They also want to see more families adopt and foster.”   Episode sponsored by Danceworks of Waxahachie. They are transforming lives by using the gift of dance to bring light to the world. Find out more about Danceworks at danceworkswax.net ...

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October 18, 2021 00:37:43
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The Surprises Never Stop: Philip and Kelly

My guests today are Philip and Kelly Ledbetter. After some time in other states Philip and Kelly's families eventually came to Texas. They have been married 12 years and are currently living in McKinney Texas. Philip teaches Fencing and Archery and Kelly is a freelance writer who somehow finds time to read over a hundred books a year. They started their journey of adoption with TBHC in 2015. Their adoption was finalized May 9th 2017. It was a long but rewarding journey that I’m excited to experience with all of you today. ...

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September 20, 2021 00:41:40
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Meant to be together / We Were The Family: Kristin

My guest today is Kristin Morgan. She is one of TBHC’s Board Members. Kristin grew up outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Her family has lived in the DFW Area for about 15 years. She currently works for the SBTC as a special needs consultant. Kristin and her husband Carl have been married for almost 20 years. Their household grew exponentially overnight in 2016 when they welcomed 5 children into their family of 4… that’s right she and Carl have 7 children all together. Today Kristin along with everything else she does is homeschooling 6 of her kids while the oldest is in college. Kristin’s story is Spirit Led and a wonderful brave step of faith in obeying the Lord’s call. She joins us today wanting to support children in foster care and encourage others to foster / adopt through education. Let’s hear her story together and be inspired to obey God’s leading. ...

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August 16, 2021 00:42:02
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Obstacles or Excuses: Jason

My guest today is Pastor Jason Collins of Crossroads Rowlett. I have had the privilege of observing his families’ foster care journey from a distance and have heard his passion to minister to the fatherless. Jason and his wife Kristal with their three biological kids started fostering and now have had three sibling groups in their home. They have experienced the hard times and the huge blessings from being a foster family. When asked why be a part of bringing kids… Jason’s response was “God changes lives through foster care, and while not everyone is called to it...many just need to be encouraged or challenged.” ...

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July 19, 2021 00:35:37
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What Does it Mean to Belong?: Maggie

My guest today is Maggie Paulus. After growing up in Arkansas, she has lived in Michigan for the past 14 years and has 4 kids with her husband, Brent.  Brent and Maggie currently travel around the country as Family Revivalist with Life Action Ministries. This makes being a parent fun and challenging doing what she calls 'Road School' with her kids. I have seen on Facebook, Maggie dabbling at being a lepidopterist and commenting on a love of cookie butter saying it has "changed her life". Maggie’s story is inspirational and demonstrates how God is in the nitty, gritty details of our life and He doesn’t waste any of our experiences. She joins us today “wanting people to adopt kids if they are inclined”.   Read more about Maggie's story at http://maggiepaulus.com/ ...

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June 21, 2021 00:35:24
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You Are God's Instrument: Del

My guest today is Odell Traffanstedt. Del. He and I met at our SBTC annual meeting some time ago and we had breakfast together. Del grew up in Oklahoma & California but is now in Odessa TX serving as Senior Pastor at Mission Dorado Baptist Church. He has adopted 3 kids from TBHC and has 2 biological children.  All kids are spread out from ages 4 up to 25 years old. Del’s story is redemptive and I hope can inspire you in what adoption is all about. He joins us today wanting to support TBHC ministry of bringing kids home. ...

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