Imagine being 13 years old, hundreds of miles away from home and your mom leaves you stranded at a bus station parking lot.
Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer & songwriter who shares his remarkable testimony with us. Jo and Jimmy discuss his life in the foster care system and journey through homelessness; including a book he co-authored, . Listen for an inside look at God’s powerful pursuit of a young man’s heart.
Jimmy details the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding much of his youth and describes the constant chaos in which he lived.
Yet, in the midst of so much pain, came great hope at the age of 16. He was taken in by a 70 year old couple and given a home. It was a flabbergasting experience for Jimmy – one of the first times someone did something for him when he couldn’t give anything in return. He says this kind couple changed every cell of who he is.
He looks back on the story over the years that have passed and says he now considers the tale a gift of experience. It’s uniquely equipped him to be a voice for kids in similar circumstances. These kids desperately need our help.
With just a little bit of love and support, one person can make a difference in these young people’s lives. There are 500,000 kids in foster care in America, but don’t let the sheer gravity of the statistic allow you to lose hope. Christians can make a difference.
He takes us behind some of his songs and efforts including “Paper Angels” and “I Love You This Much”. The latter was born out of his relationship with his father. That father son relationship can be a huge influence on how we view our Heavenly Father.