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Navy Family Grows to Six

Kevin and Miranda already had three children, so when they decided to take in three foster kids, they doubled their financial stress as well as their number of children. See how CBN’s “Helping the Home Front” teamed up with local partners to help. Read Transcript


Reporter: NAVY WIFE

MIRANDA RAY IS NO STRANGER

TO HANDLING THE HOMEFRONT

WITH THREE KIDS WHEN HUSBAND

KEVIN GOES OUT TO SEA.

I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT

AND A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN

MY WIFE.

SHE REALLY HAS HAD TO GO

THROUGH A LOT WHILE I'VE

BEEN GONE.

Reporter: MIRANDA RUNS

A TIGHT SHIP SO KEVIN CAN

FOCUS ON HIS JOB ABOARD THE

U.S.S. WOODBY ISLAND AND NOT

WORRY ABOUT HOME.

HE KNOWS WHAT MY

STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

ARE, SO BEFORE HE LEAVES TO

DEPLOYMENT, WE SCRATCH

STRATEGIZE.

Reporter: BUT THE

CHALLENGES GOT HARDER WHEN

THE COUPLE DECIDED TO TAKE

IN THREE FOSTER GIRLS, WHO

NEEDED A LOVING HOME

IMMEDIATELY, AND HAD NOTHING

MORE THAN THE CLOTHES ON

THEIR BACK.

TO RAISE SIX KIDS, THEY KNEW

IT WAS GOING TO BE TOUGH ON

KEVIN'S SALARY.

WE KNEW WE WOULD HAVE TO

MAKE SACRIFICES.

WE WERE PREPARED TO MAKE

THOSE SACRIFICES.

IF WE HAD TO UTILIZE CREDIT

CARDS, WE WERE WILLING TO DO

SO TO ENSURE THESE KIDS WERE

IN A BETTER PLACE.

Reporter: THE RAYS

DIDN'T HAVE TO STRUGGLE AS

MUCH AS THEY THOUGHT.

THEIR CHURCH COLLECTED

CLOTHES AND DIAPERS AND

OTHER ITEMS TO OUTFIT THEIR

HOME FOR THE THREE NEW

CHILDREN.

SO WE TEAMED UP WITH GREAT

BRIDGE BAPTIST TO BUY THE

BEDS.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE

SUPPORT WE GOT FROM GREAT

BRIDGE AND CBN.

THE THREE BEDS DOESN'T SEEM

LIKE A LOT, BUT WHEN YOU ADD

ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS

THESE CHILDREN NEED, THAT

TAKES A LEVEL OF STRESS OFF

OF US THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO

WORRY ABOUT THAT ANYMORE.

Reporter: BUT CBN

WANTED TO REDUCE THEIR

BURDEN EVEN MORE.

SO THE PASTOR SURPRISED THE

COUPLE WITH GIFT CARDS TO

THE COMMISSARY AND

EXCHANGE.

THANK YOU.

THOSE CARDS HAVE A

THOUSAND DOLLARS ON EACH OF

THEM.

THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN

ABOUT, PUTTING THE NEEDS OF

THE KIDS BEFORE YOURS.

THE GIFT CARDS YOU HAVE

GIVEN US IS AMAZING, AND IT

TAKES THE STRESS OFF OF US,

A FINANCIAL BURDEN THAT WE

WOULD HAVE TO BEAR.

Reporter: NOW INSTEAD

OF WORRYING ABOUT FINANCES,

THE RAYS CAN FOCUS ON

FAMILY.

I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW

APPRECIATIVE WE ARE.

IT'S JUST ONE LESS STRESS

FACTOR IN OUR LIFE.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT

YOU GUYS ARE DOING FOR US

AND THE CHILDREN.

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