FamilyLife This Week®
Helping the Helpless
From foster care advocates to a former foster kid, we'll hear about God's heart for the orphan, and ways believers can get involved in one aspect of "pure and undefiled religion."
About the Guest
Hear more about Domingo and Irene Garcia’s unique love story in their own words.
In the midst of raising her own 5 children, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann also opened her home home to a total of 23 foster children.
Christian Alliance For Orphans
Ashley EscueAshley Rainey Escue is the mother of 5 sons and a foster mom of 14 the last two years. She loves her kids and has been thrilled to discover that through foster care she can have a ministry in others lives while still staying at home. She has been the cohost with Bob Lepine of Family Life This Week for 6 years. She is also the author, along with her mother Barbara Rainey, of A Mother’s Legacy. She currently homeschools her three younger sons while trying to keep up with her two older boys in pu...more
Irene GarciaIrene Garcia and her husband have fostered or raised thirty-two children, many of whom have special needs. They serve in Special Ministries as Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California and have begun spreading similar ministries in other areas of California including the special needs ministry at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. Irene and Domingo bravely share their stories and how they learned to live joyful, faith-filled lives even in the darkest of hours.
Jimmy WayneJimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs, story, and walk halfway across America in 2010 continue to help bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless. He earned the prestigious “Million-Air Award” for receiving one million radio spins of his song "Do You Believe Me Now." He is the author of Walk to Beautiful, his (three time) New York Times best-selling memoir, and the author of the novel and made-f...more
Michele BachmannIn 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann became the first Republican woman to be elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a self-proclaimed “Constitutional Conservative,” Bachmann is committed to fixing Washington’s broken ways by advocating for America’s adherence to the Constitution. Bachmann has become known on Capitol Hill as a member who champions tax reform, works to cut wasteful government spending and supports limiting the size of our government. She...more
From foster care advocates to a former foster kid, we’ll hear about God’s heart for the orphan, and ways believers can get involved in one aspect of “pure and undefiled religion.”