The Osborn Family
We have been so blessed by The Elisha Foundation.
I can sum up those blessings in 4 words: Truth, Community, Respite, and Service.
Through TEF, my family has learned God's truth about disability where those truths are shared in His word. We have learned to seek God for our worth, both for ourselves and for our daughter Kate, believing His words about her value, not the world’s.
We have received a community, of not only other families like ours, but amazing volunteers who have a heart for those affected by disability. Some of our most precious relationships have come through TEF.
We have received respite, which includes not just a chance to rest, but to step back so we can see the strengths and the blessings of our unique family.
And finally, it has given us an opportunity to serve. When we first attended a retreat, we saw families like ours who were serving us. We thought, there is no way we will ever be in a position to serve - we are too needy! But this past spring, we were able to serve at a retreat! It was such a blessing to give as we had been given to, and to reflect on how far God has brought us over the years.
We are so thankful for the mission of The Elisha Foundation and the people that give their time and resources to support it.