Though there are a myriad reasons for this—the death of one’s adult child, parental drug addiction, abusive living situations, or incarceration, to name a few—the effects tend to be the same: Senior citizens who are expected to spend their golden years relaxing or traveling are now seeing their dreams dashed. Those on limited incomes are feeling the strain and are frightened about their futures. And the mental, spiritual, and physical exhaustion of parenting and disciplining children many decades their junior, exasperated by a technology gap, is overwhelmingly real. And yet, through their sacrificial service, these seniors are acting as kinsman-redeemers for their grandchildren—keeping them out of the foster care system and giving them the best shot possible for a successful life. In When Grandparents Become Parents, experienced author Rick Johnson details both the challenges and solutions these heroic seniors face, offering strategies and resources (including real advice from other grandparents) to deal with major areas of stress—incorporating humor, common sense, and practical advice along the way. http://betterdads.net
We are honored to introduce our viewers to Nancy Smail. Nancy’s working career spanned two important fields – one as an Elementary School Teacher, and the other serving as an Emergency Room Crisis Worker with Scarborough ON Hospitals. However, Nancy’s greatest passion, and what her heart beats most for, is Evangelism and Missions. Throughout her life, Nancy has participated in numerous Missions Trips, served for a number of years on the Board of Directors for Scripture Union Canada and along with my young family served on numerous Beach Missions, ministering to children throughout Ontario. Nancy is also a member of Gideons International Nancy has been a faithful supporter of 100 Huntley Street – for over 25 years now – and she recently shared the ‘why’ behind her support. We are deeply grateful to God for Nancy, and for all our supporters and donors both past and present!