Foster Movement – Episode 8: Turning Limited Time into Limitless Impact
- Approximate Time Commitment: 30 minutes
- Partner: Christian Alliance for Orphans
When Alex Lyons entered foster care at 8-years-old he was placed with a Presbyterian choir director named Helen who was in her late 50s or early 60s. Alex loved it there. Helen was everything you’d ever want a foster parent to be.
Alex was only in Helen’s home for about 18 months. But her impact on him during that time was profound. Alex is now married, has kids and is on staff at a church. He shared, “Though I was only with her for about 18 months, she made an impact on me. I view motherhood really through her lens. She sung songs to me that I now sing to my daughter and my unborn child.”
Many people have the desire to help kids and families in foster care in various ways but wonder if they really have enough to offer to make a significant difference. So many of us feel limited by time and space and resources. This episode explores the impact that each of us can make even amidst these limitations.