An errand reminds of purpose and hope

This last week, Kim and I ran some errands and one took us to a local pet store. As we approached the storefront, I noticed a young man crouched near the entrance and he was begging for support. I shook it off yet noted his youth and despair. As we shopped, the thought of the…

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Foster Care, Former Foster Youth, and Oprhans in the News

The team at Covenant Community Services, Inc. has compiled informative articles from the news media regarding foster care, former foster youth and orphans. The news is gleaned from around the world and will help the community stay informed about current issues, best practices and ways to get involved. General Foster Care News Foster care population drops…

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Covenant News and Notes

COVENANT NEWS AND NOTES November 2013 Wow! I can’t believe we are nearing the end of 2013. The busy Thanksgiving and Christmas season is upon us! We are so thankful for you and your support as we serve foster children, former foster youth and their families. Please receive this “news and Notes” piece with thankful…

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God’s Work … God’s Way

Yesterday, Kim and I launched another week of training for Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC). This week, we are training new directors from five churches and five different states. We really enjoy this time of inspiration, education and revelation. We get to spend a week with amazing people that are following the heart of God…

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Team from Covenant and Crossroads goes Glocal

We are headed back to Tanzania for another round of ministry. Below is critical information for our time including purpose, travel, plans and prayer needs. The team will be just two … Pastor Ken Souers, of Crossroads Christian Fellowship in Bakersfield, California, and Randy Martin, ICM USA Board Member, Covenant for Tanzania Children Founder and…

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A Different Blend

If you are among the vast majority of the world’s population, you begin your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Every morning you hit that the snooze button, knowing you will inevitably have to roll out of bed and begin your day. For many, the arousing smell of brewing coffee is what allures…

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A Different Blend

If you are among the vast majority of the world’s population, you begin your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Every morning you hit that the snooze button, knowing you will inevitably have to roll out of bed and begin your day. For many, the arousing smell of brewing coffee is what allures…

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Foster youth shares hope

The following story is from the Kern County Department of Humans Services Independent Living Program (ILP) newsletter. ILP is a partner with Covenant Community Services in providing hope and love to abused and neglected children and former foster youth. The story was shared with a Covenant staff member and an ILP worker. About Jonathan Jonathan…

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Foster-youth mentors can build legacies both great and small

Steve Jobs’ death is a great loss to the technological world. He left a meaningful legacy through Apple, the hugely successful company he founded. However, Jobs’ ability to use his skills to impact the development of technology was not based on his knowledge and talent alone. Jobs benefited from a compassionate individual who helped him…

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Serving foster children with hope and love to change the future

  Beginning today, Sunday June 19, 2011, 50 volunteer counselors and staff will make the trek up Interstate 5 in California to Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC). The annual camp is a week-long experience designed especially for the foster child. There are games, events, special outings, and a two-to-one counselor to camper ratio that make RFKC a unique…

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