A near tragedy providing an up-close encounter with firefighters gradually evolved into a different direction for pastor Frank Mercer’s ministry. Several years ago, in the middle of the night, the home’s fire alarm roused the Mercer family, who found their back porch engulfed in flames.
There is nothing quite like the joyful gleam in a child’s eye when he receives a gift at Christmastime. But what about those who live in foster care or low-income families? What will Christmas be like for them?