New School Year Prayer Requests

A new school year brings with it all kinds of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. As our children begin their first day of school on August 16 – we have some specific prayer requests:
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Life Lessons Learned on the Playground

What important lessons did you learn in childhood that you still carry with you today? The donation, construction and dedication of a new playground at the Zimmer Home, thanks to the generosity of Independent Order of Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge #207, reminded us of how a playground can teach important life lessons to our kids:
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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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Thank You, Odd Fellows Lodge #207

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows stands for caring for their community through love and friendship. One way they do this is by caring for children that are in need of homes and families. On Saturday, July 8, we were grateful to celebrate their generosity and faithfulness to their mission through the dedication of our
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Mistakes

The following was written by our Equine Program Director, Rebecca Buchholz: “I’m sorry I forgot. I made a mistake,” I said. The sentence rolled off my tongue, as I admitted that I forgot to attend something important to this child. He was disappointed.  Sadly, our children are used to being forgotten. “It’s okay,” he mumbled,
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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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A Word From a Volunteer

If you’ve never experienced our ministry first-hand, a recent note from a volunteer might help you grasp the importance of the work being done by our staff and Home Parents:
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Blast from the Past – Letting God Be God in 1993

Co-founder Cathy McDaniel was diagnosed with cancer in September, 1993. With the ministry being so young, and the McDaniels being not only the founders but also the parents caring for the children, many questioned whether or not Coyote Hill would be able to continue. This is a summary of Larry’s response, taken from Coyote Hill’s October, 1993
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.