Let it Be For Good
A Story of Repeated Brokenness and Renewal with Ordinary People Being Used in Extraordinary Circumstances
About the Book
As Christians we are called to care for widows and children. Most people feel an innate need to care for others that are hurting whether they are Christian or not. However, the need and urgency for more foster parents is a universal problem in the world today.
In fact, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System states that a foster child enters the system every two minutes, with most children being removed from homes due to neglect and abuse.
With about 384,000 congregations in the United States, if each one took on the task of taking care of just one child in foster care, the overwhelming problem would be eased.
In this memoir and call to action, the author shares how her family became a certified foster family in 2012. She reveals what they’ve learned and how their life has changed in astounding ways by welcoming more than forty children into their home.
Her testimony gives a realistic view of the challenges and rewards that go along with being a foster parent. It will inspire Christians thinking about being foster parents to make an educated decision about taking such an important step – and remind existing foster parents of why their mission is so important.
About the Author
Gilreath is a wife and mother of four beautiful children and a daughter-in-law. She has welcomed more than forty children into her home over her last seven years as a foster parent. Each one has grown and deepened her family in ways that they never saw coming. She is an educator with a masters in Guidance and Counseling.She enjoys reading, serving in her church, and spending time with family on the farm.