The missions of Beech Street First Baptist Church
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 CSB
FOR THE SAKE OF ONE
In the Spring of 2014, Samuel and Angela Coston felt God calling them to do something in Texarkana to bring awareness to the foster care crisis. They were both teachers, foster parents and members of Beech Street FBC. As they prayed about it, they felt God guiding them to form a church ministry, so they followed the 8 steps in "Launching an Orphans Ministry in Your Church" by Paul Pennington and Jason Weber and launched For the Sake of One with a school supply drive for 25 foster children in Texarkana, TX. Beech Street embraced the ministry and it grew over the next 3 years.
During this time, Angela and Samuel stayed busy with teaching and fostering. Many other ministry leaders (David and Laura Orr, Josh and Jaclyn Thane, Sara Carper, and Sarah White) also had small children in their homes and stayed busy. Because of this, many of the things that they had wanted to do through the ministry didn’t get done. One of the things that For the Sake of One did was host a quarterly parents’ night out for foster parents.
On February 24, 2017, Angela was walking around Beech Street FBC getting things ready before anyone else arrived and she clearly heard God tell her, “Angela, THIS is what I created you to do.” This began a journey which led to Angela quitting her teaching job and stepping out in faith to launch For the Sake of One as a non-profit in Texarkana.
God has truly grown For the Sake of One more than ever imagined. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, we served 1098 clients and had more than 15 churches partner with us. They continue to serve foster families, adoptive families, kinship families, struggling families, case workers, and foster children in Miller, Little River, Bowie and Cass counties.