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Thankful on a Pumpkin

Lucas, 3, was in the back seat of his mom’s car when it was hit by a drunk driver. Tragically, Lucas’ mother passed away in the hospital, and Lucas’ two siblings also suffered injuries. After his father was arrested for drunk driving months later, Lucas was brought to Olive Crest and welcomed into a host family. Lucas felt safe there.

Every Thanksgiving, Lucas’ foster family does an activity called thankful pumpkins, where everyone takes a sharpie and writes what they are thankful for on a pumpkin. The other kids wrote down things like “family,” “my home,” “toys,” etc. Lucas wrote, “That I am safe.”

What are you thankful for this year? As we celebrate this time of year let us pray for those who are hurting, in need, and without a safe home. We are thankful for your continued support as we work towards strengthening, equipping, and restoring children in crisis… One Life at a Time.

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