• Siblings and shared childhood

    April 11, 2024 · Adoption,Forward in Hope,Foster Care / Adoption

    Perhaps author Clara Ortega describes the relationship between siblings best: “To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were, we know each other’s hearts, we share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.”


    Thousands of Saint Francis Ministries children in foster care to receive duffle bags, bibles, and teddy bears

    April 8, 2024 · Forward in Hope,Press Releases

    Saint Francis Ministries children in foster care in Kansas and Nebraska will soon receive duffle bags, teddy bears, and bibles to call their own, thanks to a generous contribution by Focus on the Family’s “Wait No More” program. The Colorado Springs-based ministry recently shipped 2,000 duffel bags and teddy bears and 2,000 bibles to Saint Francis Ministries’ Otis Avenue campus in Salina, Kansas, from where they will be disbursed to youth in foster care in Omaha and Grand Island, Nebraska, along with SFM locations throughout Kansas.


    Easter and our human need to search for meaning and purpose

    March 28, 2024 · Forward in Hope

    As every child knows with absolute certainty, Christmas is always celebrated on December 25th. There is no need to consult the lunar calendar, no complex formula whose intricacies must be worked out. You don’t need to know a thing about the Golden Number or the Sunday Letter to figure out when Christmas occurs. Christmas Day is December 25th and December 25th is Christmas Day. Simple.