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Stories of Hope

Koehn Family

Taylor & Reagan's Story

Two sisters with no place to go.  A Christ-like couple offering a safe home.  A church family providing encouragement and prayers.  And where all hope had nearly been lost, a loving God proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel.


On a cold October night in 2017, Ken and Kerri Koehn received the call: Christian Heritage would place two sisters, 14-year old Taylor and 12-year old Reagan, in their care over the weekend.  After the nervousness settled, Ken and Kerri experienced the joy of seeing each girl’s personality shine. When Monday came around, the decision was easy.  The Koehn’s said yes to giving the girls a new life.

Two years later, through an admittedly “wild and crazy but fun ride,” Ken and Kerri witnessed the blessing of fostering two teensーboth accepted Jesus as their Savior and were baptized in front of a cheering and tearful church family, comprised of many friends who had been part of their restoration story… youth group members and leaders, Christian Heritage staff, and countless others whose lives had been touched by four people’s willingness to enter into the unknown, trust Jesus along the way and believe all things are possible.

Earlier this month, Ken and Kerri officially became Taylor and Reagan’s guardians.  But in the girls’ eyes, these two people are so much more.  

They are.. 

Unconditional love

The feeling of being wanted

The fulfillment of longed-for security

Endless prayers and hugs

Anytime talks and spiritual discipleship, today and into adulthood.  

Taylor summed it up this way: “I have finally found my family.”  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s the Bible’s story of redemption lived out – here and now.


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