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September 2017 Monthly Update

By September 4, 2017April 27th, 2019Monthly Update

Core Value – #3. Communicate

At TFI, we like to say, “CCOC,” which means Crystal Clear Over Communication. We are all in when it comes to communication. The idea is that because we, as a ministry, are all spread out across the nation and not being able to sit down face-to-face with each other, it is SO important that we are communicating with one another. This is not just for the sake of communication, but it’s so that we can grow together, encourage and support one another and we can just be there for each other.

Story of Impact

Katy is in the Bloomington, IL Advocate Area. Katy’s first exposure to foster care was during a Journey Bag project done by her church. As she was helping put together Journey Bags and heard about foster care, it just wrecked her and opened her eyes in a way she had not known before. From doing that Journey Bag project, God go her and her husband’s hearts and they became foster parents. Katy and her husband are currently in the process of adopting a foster placement. Katy is now serving on the TFI Bloomington team because she wants to help other people get involved in serving the foster care community!

I hope this encourages you. Something like a Journey Bag project can impact lives forever. What you are doing matters and makes a difference even when it feels like it may not be.

Do you have stories of impact to share? Email us or call the Story Phone Number: 1-815-617-9068 and leave us a voicemail!


Please do not forget to keep tracking the tangible things you are doing monthly in OneNote. If you track as you go, you will not need to try and remember what you did at the end of the 6 months when we collect tracking. So know, this is helpful for us and you! 🙂

Orphan Sunday

Orphan Sunday is coming up in November! We are doing a 24 Hour Prayer Vigil. Focusing on Waiting Kids. You can encourage people to sign-up to pray as an individual, family, small group, church or event! We will be sharing a Prayer Guide with those who sign-up that gives information about foster care and Waiting Kids, ways to pray and scripture to pray over Waiting Kids. Sign-up to pray!  (and share the link!)

New Hire

We just hired Mitch Nelson, as our new Graphic Designer! Mitch will be starting on September 18th. We are so excited to welcome him to the TFI family! Stay tuned for an introduction.

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