The 11 Hour Trip to the Mall

What was supposed to be an exciting trip to an indoor water park in Kansas City ended many hours later as a simple trip to a pet store and Columbia Mall.  When you have a home full of 11 people, like The Atherton Home, you experience “the best laid plans come to naught” saying almost
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Overnight Fun – St. Louis!

“We had such a great time in St. Louis with the kids! Our first day in St. Louis we went to church and then headed to The Magic House, and our second day we spent at the Science Center.
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Expanding Perspective – To Ecuador

In December, our children were blessed with an “it is more blessed to give than to receive” opportunity. Relief Home Parent Dad, Jordan Douce, and his wife Violeta from Ecuador came up with the idea. Violeta explains:
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Fall Fest, Corn Maze…and Mom is Always Right

On October 2, The Crossing hosted a Fall Fest at Shyrocks Farm, allowing us to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon! The Zimmer Home, Hubbell Home and Wright Home were all able to attend. There were lots of extra fun & games for all ages, with activities ranging from throwing darts at balloon pumpkins to getting dye sprayed on their hair.
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A Day For the History Books

The gathering of kids, Home Parents and volunteers showed up willingly, although most had no idea what they were in for.  
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Finding Family

A few months ago, we shared a success story about one of our former residents, Jahrona Banks. Not long afterwards, Jahrona got a big surprise. As a young boy of seven, Jahrona was moved by a family member to Missouri from another state, without informing the rest of the family where they were moving. Jahrona ended up
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Vacation to N’awlins (AKA: New Orleans)

The Zimmer Home recently traveled to Grand Isle, Lousiana, near New Orleans, for a final summer outing before school starts. Home Parents Al and Rachel Howell share about the highlights of the trip:
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A Tale of Adventure and No Media Mondays

“This is a tale of adventure, mystery, and despair,” begins Home Parent Dad, Al Howell. Perhaps we should back up before finishing this adventure and explain that the following “tale” took place because of No Media Monday in The Zimmer Home. Our Harrisburg schools are not in session on Mondays. Thus, a typical Monday used to
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.