On Mission in Jamaica

“You’ll always make a friend there. Whether it’s an American friend or Jamaican friend. Once you leave and come back you won’t be the same. It will change your life.”
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Fourth of July Splash

Have you ever considered what goes into the planning process for creating an amazing Fourth of July holiday for dozens of kids, as well as the staff and volunteers who are kids at heart?! It begins weeks in advance.
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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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