A community where every child has a stable home, and every family has the tools to thrive.
To share God's love with local children and families by providing emotional, physical, and spiritual support while serving as a hub to connect, equip, and empower all stakeholders in the child welfare community.
A Blessing Boutique with diapers, wipes, formula, car seats, cribs, and everything you need to care for a child.
Monthly case worker gifts for workers in Miller, Little River, Bowie and Cass counties.
Support for biological families through our Building Healthy Families program.
Recruiting new foster and adoptive families.
Providing Trust Based Relational Intervention® training for teachers, foster parents, adoptive parents, churches, case workers, etc.
Hosting monthly support groups for foster and adoptive families.
Hosting monthly Parents' Night Outs for foster and adoptive families.
Providing school supplies and Christmas presents for all foster children in our area.
Equipping churches to support the foster/adopt community.
Paying bills for struggling families in order to prevent removals.
Supervising visits between parents and children.
Raising awareness for the foster/adopt community.
Leading Church Leader Gatherings.
Supporting families in Miller, Little River, Bowie and Cass counties.
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In the Spring of 2014, Samuel and Angela Coston felt God calling them to do something in Texarkana to bring awareness to the foster care crisis. They were both teachers, foster parents and members of Beech Street FBC.
As they prayed about it, they felt God guiding them to form a church ministry, so they followed the 8 steps in "Launching an Orphans Ministry in Your Church" by Paul Pennington and Jason Weber and launched For the Sake of One with a school supply drive for 25 foster children in Texarkana, TX. Beech Street embraced the ministry and it grew over the next 3 years.
During this time, Angela and Samuel stayed busy with teaching and fostering. Many of other ministry leaders (David and Laura Orr, Josh and Jaclyn Thane, Sara Carper, and Sarah White) also had small children in their homes and stayed busy. Because of this, many of the things that they had wanted to do through the ministry didn’t get done.
One of the things that For the Sake of One did was host a quarterly parents’ night out for foster parents.
On February 24, 2017, Angela was walking around Beech Street FBC getting things ready before anyone else arrived and she clearly heard God tell her, “Angela, THIS is what I created you to do.” This began a journey (that you can read more about here) which led to Angela quitting her teaching job and stepping out in faith to launch For the Sake of One as a non-profit in Texarkana.
God has truly grown For the Sake of One more than we could have ever imagined. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, we served 1098 clients and had more than 15 churches partner with us. We continue to serve foster families, adoptive families, kinship families, struggling families, case workers, and foster children in Miller, Little River, Bowie and Cass counties.
PRAY for the orphan care crisis across the nation to be resolved.
We need people to organize/run the Blessing Boutique, provide mentorship for biological parents, care for children in parents’ nights out, encourage caseworkers, AND become foster parents. Find out more here
INVITE us to come talk to your church or a group at your church. The more people know of this need, the more we can do to solve the problem.