Gordon Teska

It all started 12 years ago, when I lost my wife. I was alone, and that’s what motivated me to do something. I joined CASA. 3 years later, one of the boys for whom I advocated lost his foster home – so I became a foster home. The social system is doing all it can do to handle the welfare of these kids, but the one thing that is very difficult to handle is nurturing. Kids who have been institutionalized in the system miss one of the most important ingredients that all of us seek, and that is love. Someone who isn’t just taking care of them, but someone who cares for them. That’s my job.
– Gordon Teska, nominated by Bethany Christian Services