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                 “I can’t wait until [oldest foster brother] comes tomorrow. I want him to be my forever family…” 5-17-12

                “[oldest foster brother] just breaks my heart. I don’t know was goes on his little head, but what comes out doesn’t always point in a good direction. Please help him to see you, not just a religion. You have a plan for his life, and it may not match up to mine, but I’m trusting you.” 5-18-12

                “I pray for [oldest foster brother], that he will learn your love and give his life to you. I pray that he will follow you for the rest of his life. He needs you, your grace, and your love.” 7-3-12

                “Please help me be strong in faith for [oldest foster brother]. Please open his eyes to you…” 7-4-12

                “I know [oldest foster brother] knows that you love him, but I don’t think it goes deeper… he is a little boy that needs you love and grace. Please help him find it.” 7-5-12
                “I need your help to deal with [oldest foster brother]. Sometimes I just react which is not good.” 8-26-12

                “[oldest foster brother] was so good today. I can only pray that you will open his heart and change his life.” 12-27-12

                “Thank you for opening opportunities to talk to [two oldest foster brothers].” 2-7-13

                On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, my oldest foster brother came to the point in his life where he knew that he could not do anything to be good enough to get to heaven. He called on God to enter his life and asked for forgiveness for all his mistakes. That night, the Holy Spirit entered his heart and he has not been the same. He still makes mistakes, because being saved doesn’t make us perfect, but God’s working. This is why we do what we do. This is why God does what he does. These are all prayers that I have journal from the day he came to stay with us until now. These are not all, but you can see how God has worked in him and me. 

                “Thank you so much that [oldest foster brother] is a part of our family.” 2-16-13


  1. Alyson, that's so wonderful!!!! YAY!!!! :D

    --Amanda F


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