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Abandoned Students

By Doug Franklin December 20, 2010

Most of our students live in great families, some of our students live in tough families and a few of our students live in families where they are alone or abandoned. We are coming up on a very important spiritual holiday that is closely associated with family. Most of our students will understand God’s purpose for family during this time of year but a few will be reminded that family is a hollow unfilled promise. If you have students who are facing this reality now is a great time to rally your other students to come along side of them to support them and meet their needs. When you and your students embrace the abandoned students in your ministry, the manger scene where Jesus is surrounded by his loving family no longer seems like an empty promise.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More