We’ve continued to ask different people to tell us about their “why” in their ministry area. Meet Lauren Belcher, one of our Arms of Love licensing specialists. Lauren has served with Arms of Love Foster Care, a ministry of Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries for 2.5 years and has been a foster parent for 6 years. She has always felt an overwhelming desire to show Christ’s love through meeting needs and ensuring the oppressed and needy are cared for. Working with Arms of Love Foster Care allows Lauren the chance to work with broken families and see God redeem their lives. The most amazing thing Lauren has seen in foster care is how Arms of Love foster families show Christ’s love to foster children and their bio families, as well as seeing the impact of that love in the life of both families. She has seen foster parents take bio families under their wing because that is what God has told them to do. Lauren’s favorite verse is John 16:33, I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. This verse gives hope that the things that we go through in this life are things that God has already overcome and that this world is not our home.