Hope News

The Lohse Family

Posted on: November 14, 2016
Lohse Family

Fostering children has taught our family compassion in a way we would have never known... We live in a broken world and consider it a privilege to show God's love, being HIS hands and feet here on Earth.

Why we do what we do:

We open our home to kids who need a loving and safe place to lay their head. Fostering children has taught our family compassion in a way we would have never known. Regardless of the reason these children have come into our care, we show acceptance and are sensitive to their needs. We live in a broken world and consider it a privilege to show God's love, being HIS hands and feet here on Earth. And by His grace, these children will grow in the Lord long after they leave our home.

We are very blessed to have three biological children as well as three children we've adopted through the foster care system - all of whom embrace what we do and are excellent role models. Many children have come and gone from our home, but will never leave our hearts.

We do not have a perfect home, but we do have lots of joy and laughter. Sometimes it's hard to find a matching shoe or find the school library book. But when the dust settles at the end of the day, 10 backpacks are ready for the morning school departure, and the house is quiet (except for the never-ending washer and dryer). We feel a peace, knowing that these kids are in a safe home, asleep in their very own bed and loved deeply by our Heavenly Father.

Our family's life scripture as we journey through the foster care world:

Matthew 25:35-40

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me’. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?  And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’.”

Our family is fostering through a faith-based local agency called Focus On Youth. For more information, please visit focusonyouth.com.