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Tift / Turner County 2019 End of Year Campaign

  • Contributions$25,396
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Fundraising global stats: 58% left

Amount raised: $25,396

Amount left: $34,604

In the summer of 2015, C2C hosted a teen event at Northside Baptist Church.  Over 30 teens in foster care attended.  One teen boy caught the eye of one of our volunteers, and they hit it off immediately.

He was wearing a camouflage hat with a fish hook on the brim just like the one her biological son wore every day. Her heart broke for this teen in realizing he was just a her own.

She learned that he loved to fish and hunt back when he had a family but had not been able to do either in his three years without a family. Their friendship grew over the next few years as they continued to connect monthly. Eventually, this boy came to know our volunteer’s entire family. They even opened up their home to him over Christmas break. They became family. And while this teen had no desire to be adopted, he still wanted to belong. This young man is all grown up now and living on his own.
Four years after meeting this young, broken teenage boy, he called to let our volunteer know that he was getting married. He said,

“I want your family to be there. Some of my biological family are coming, but it would mean so much to have you sit on my side, too.”

This story is such beautiful evidence of how the Lord is in every detail of our lives and can use something as seemingly insignificant as a camouflage hat on a 14-year-old boy.

We have so many opportunities for you to engage and connect with Called to Care in whatever capacity you are comfortable. We would love for you to join us by volunteering or donating. Reach out to me any time!

Annie Shirey