Ember’s Testimony/Q&A (mp3)
Wow, what a powerful and moving V4V weekend that was for those who participated. God was in our midst stirring our hearts and challenging the way we live our lives. One highlight was Ember Ngur’s sharing and Q&A at the Hsiehs’ home on Saturday.
Ember Ngur’s Testimony/Q&A
0:00 – 15:12 Ember’s Story
15:39 – What happens to kids after doing foster therapy?
16:35 – How did you get involved with CarePortal?
17:45 – Are there qualifications for fostering? What are they?
18:37 – Why did you move to CA?
*19:35 – Where there times when you didn’t want to love someone? How did you overcome it? Did you have any kids that were hard to love?
*23:06 – What kind of person was your father like? The kind of person who can listen to God’s plan and do everything. What did you do after?
27:38 – What are your siblings doing?
30:00 – Did you have a community to support your family in fostering?
30:54 – Did all your siblings respond well for taking in foster children?
31:50 – Fostering is supposed to help kids. Why are the statistics so bad with respect to the kids who have gone through foster care?
*33:21 – What would you say to a youth group like ours – suburban, middle class, cautious, achievement oriented, etc.? Any “kick-in-the-pants” charge or encouragement for us?
39:00 – Do you have any amazing stories of transformation where the kids completely turned their lives around?
41:33 – How did you guys approach the kids that faced a lot of trauma and weren’t really connected with society?
*43:31 – “Comfortable” is our church’s middle name. Can you just give us what you really want to say – what the Lord wants you to tell us, without worrying about offending us. In other words, preach it, Sista!
46:10 – With the last young man you mentioned, how did he do after leaving home after a year? Do children know that they just have to go? Or does it cause more feelings of loss after being in a beautiful home and then having to leave?
48:58 – How did differences in culture (Nigerian/American) affect how your family fostered?
52:03 – The stats on fostering (racially)
*54:34 – Ember leads a powerful and stirring time of prayer and beseeching God on TD’s behalf, that God would spectacularly transform the members of TD into courageous Christ-followers and Christ-ambassadors.
* The entire Q&A is worth listening to, and these are particularly poignant.