Story of some carers & their connection with ARK:
One ARK gathering early on, we had a couple who were about to have a 6 month placement finish with a small baby they’d had since birth. The foster mum was in tears, grieving the separation. That day 2 other couples, neither trained as counsellors or pastors, were the best possible people to speak into her life and to pray with her, as they had been through the same situations themselves. This is the extended family (Body!) doing its work. It’s not about the leader having to do everything or having all the expertise, it’s about families with a like-vision and passion, supporting and journeying with each other through the inevitable challenges of out of home care. It means families can persevere and succeed. It means they have somewhere to be vulnerable.