On Easter weekend, while worshippers all over the world were gathered to celebrate the risen Savior, one mother began her new life in Christ. Just 12 months earlier, Brittany* was in the throes of addiction, living a chaotic and unstable life. Her two children had just been removed from her care and placed by the state in a COMPACT foster home. Their father had been arrested, and she had virtually no support.
God began using the foster family in an intentionally missional way, demonstrating God’s love towards these two beautiful children. In time, the family reached out to Brittany*, offering prayer, encouragement and support. Soon, the foster family and their CompaCare church were completely wrapping around this struggling family. The foster family’s small group at church helped connect this mother with safe housing and provided her with needed appliances.
In March of this year, the judge began to talk about reunification. He asked Brittany* pointedly, “How will you manage to care for these kids if I return them you?” Just then, the COMPACT foster mother stood up and offered her support: “Your honor, my family has committed to helping her with anything she needs.”
Now, with reunification just a few weeks away, the foster parents invited Brittany* to join them and her children in services on Easter weekend. She accepted their offer and attended a Saturday night service. At the conclusion of that service, she responded to the invitation to receive Jesus as her Savior. She’s now been
with Christ, and will soon be
with her children!