Bound by Faith

Vicki Standifer, 48, a member at the Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle Church, never refers to herself as anything special. As a mother her time is occupied with taking care of two former foster children that she and her husband, Jack, adopted: Kori Dillion, 8, and James Gregory, 6.

On top of her duties being a stay at home mom, she also takes care of her two grandchildren. Since her first daughter works 12-hour shifts at a nursing home and her other daughter’s house caught on fire a month ago, Standifer said that she feels compelled to take on the responsibility. People often say Standifer and her mother are sisters. Despite the 18-year difference between the two, Standifer stands alone.