Creating a Culture
As I share photos from this month's fun parties, let me tell you part of our story:
A decade ago, when we (Jason & Sarah Furrow) moved to Honduras, we spent time visiting Children’s Homes and learning from their leaders. Everybody told us to start slow and to create our culture. Once we had a good culture going, they said, new kids would shape themselves into our mold, instead of causing chaos. From our vantage point then, this seemed like such an undefined, daunting task. We prayed that God would give us wisdom and guidance.
Fast forward to now: When we get the whole group of kids together, the atmosphere is incredible. Every single time I end up reflecting on how much these kids have grown and changed through the years.
They came through our gates as orphans: insecure, unloved, unhealthy, and either too quiet or too noisy. Now they know they are part of a family – and it shows. Most of our kids have been with us for 4½ years!
This is home. This is family. This is our culture.