"When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you-- a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, and wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant -- then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord." Deuteronomy 6:10-11
Fostering Hopes and Dreams, Inc. was created for “Granting Dreams through Healing.” The story behind the formation of Fostering Hopes and Dreams is nothing short of an incredible testimony to God’s desire to fulfill his plans for your life if you are willing to read His word, listen and obey.
The groundwork for Fostering Hopes and Dreams began in 1994. After many years of major health problems, Gerrie Adams, Founder of Fostering Hopes and Dreams, learned that her childhood food choices had actually brought on the many health issues she had experienced in her life. This started her on a quest to learn how to eat to achieve optimum health. After two years of studying and changing the way she ate, Gerrie experienced a complete change in her health and became a believer in the old adage, “We are what we eat”.
This new dedication to eating for health led Gerrie to accept the position as Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market in 2009. For the next five years, Gerrie helped people reverse such health conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and other health issues. It didn’t take long for Gerrie to realize that combining her dedication to eating healthy with her love for helping people was definitely God’s anointing on her life.
In May of 2011, God gave Gerrie a vision of a developing a place where people could go to study, learn and eat to achieve wellness for Spirit, soul and body. Gerrie began praying for God to bring her the perfect property and her prayers were answered in September 2012. A beautiful property came to Gerrie's attention through a relative. The property was a beautiful log cabin that had been under construction for more than 8 years and had never been finished. After walking through this amazing log home and feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit, Gerrie knew this was the perfect place to have people come and work toward total wellness.
During a time of morning devotions, the scripture Isaiah 54 spoke to Gerrie. Isaiah 54 reminds us that Christians are responsible to take care of the widows and orphans. God put it on Gerrie’s heart that the proceeds from the programs, workshops, and retreats held at the log cabin would be used to offer similar programs to benefit widows and children in the foster care system. Through prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit, the idea for Fostering Hopes and Dreams was conceived and Gerrie formed the non-profit organization by the same name to carry out this charitable work.
We invite you to review our available workshops on the services tab of this website. Please contact us to schedule a workshop or retreat at this lovely cabin of healing, or, if you simply would like to donate to Fostering Hopes and Dreams.