When I say that Possom Trot, Texas, is a small town, I mean it is a really, really small town. The population of Possom Trot is about 700. But what the town lacks in people it makes up for in heart. The residents of the town, who are huge believers in acts of social responsibility, have adopted 76 foster children. Impressive, no?
Inspired by Bishop W.C. Martin and his wife Donna, the congregation at Bennett Chapel Baptist Church in the former logging town took it upon themselves to take children in need into their homes, some of whom who were reportedly abused or abandoned.
“I never dreamed there were so many children in the system,” Martin said. “We’re just a little church. But this problem is all of ours.” The Martins began their journey as foster parents ten years ago when they adopted their first child, they then went on to adopt three more, all of whom are thriving. Setting a stunning example, other parishioners followed suit.
It’s an inspiring story. You can read some of the personal anecdotes from the Martin family and those they inspired right here.
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