Glenn Koster wets his feet in the Pacific Ocean.
By Carl Stagner
Glenn Koster left South Miami on foot, in February 2018. He intended to reach Seattle by October of last year, but the hazards around the next curve weren’t always visible along the 4,310-mile adventure on which he’d embarked. Ultimately appearing in 51 newspapers, on NPR and K-LOVE, with 44 churches, and for 3 foster-care-related groups, Glenn Koster finally completed his walk across America for adoption and foster care awareness late this summer. As Glenn dipped his feet in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, it was clear that even those frustrating delays would serve a providential purpose. Continue reading
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Glenn Koster takes a break along the scenic countryside.
By Carl Stagner
Abandoned and alone, Glenn Koster was adopted at age six. Due to neglect and abuse, he had to be adopted again at age ten. Sadly, this traumatic childhood did little to prepare him for the real world and, as such, Glenn found an outlet for his pain in alcohol and violence. The Lord turned his life around though, and in 1989, he forever left his alcohol and abuse in the past. Desiring to pay it forward, but not permitted to foster or adopt because of his record, Glenn has instead determined to raise awareness for foster care and adoption. As he walks across the continental United States, the Church of God minister and Leadership Focus participant is encountering not only a wide variety of people, but also his heavenly Father in a fresh and powerful way. Continue reading
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Pastor Melissa Pratt, of Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot, West Virginia, had no idea what she was in for when she decided to walk across Putnam County in just four days. The personal walk-a-thon, dubbed “Mission Possible,” took place during the week of October 7. In just four days, the pastor walked 68.8 miles total through every major town and area in Putnam County. Continue reading