A marine to be proud
would have known that the first child born to Bethany
House would be serving our country? In 1988 Bethany House
had its first arrival, baby Lucas. Like many young women
Lucas's mother Cathie found herself pregnant and wondering
what to do.
and alone, Cathie went to Crisis Pregnancy Center to seek help.
She was told about a new home for girls that was forming and
would be opening soon – Bethany House.
Founder and Director
Beth Rhinehart, along with her husband Jack (known as Grandpa)
opened their home to Cathie. A special family was formed. Cathie
came to know the Lord and was moving forward. Then along came
Lucas whom everyone loved and watched grow right before their
From first steps to first grade to first girlfriend,
the family walked through these steps with him. Like most kids,
Luke struggled at times, but he always knew that he had the love
and support of his mother and “adopted” family f
rom Bethany House.
Overnight, Luke grew into a young man and was
successfully completing high school. Needless to say, he had
a very proud “family” watching him accept his diploma.
Then came the announcement; of "I am going
to join the Marines." I think we all could have heard
a pin drop. He couldn't even clean his room much less join the
Marines. Our hearts and minds were filled with memories of the
little boy born so long ago in a ministry just beginning.
Luke has finished his MOS training in the Marines. He has started
his education at MHCC and is serving in the Reserves. Luke will
a very special part of Bethany House’s history as our first
baby. He is a reminder of what can happen when we step out in
faith and trust God.
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