Stonecroft speaker Gale Duran will share her story with the Hot Springs Village Morning Connection from 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 15, , Diamante Golf Club, 2000 Country Club Drive.
Duran and her husband opened their home and hearts to serve as a foster home for unwanted children. After many years serving orphans together and providing foster care for 12 children, Gale’s husband died suddenly from a massive heart attack.
Gale and her new husband, Charles, reside in Corinth, Texas, where they continue to care for forsaken children. They also have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.
Duran teaches and writes about adoption in hopes of encouraging other families to care for the millions of unwanted children in the world. Her latest book is “One Million Babies: An Adoption Story.”
Recently, Duran worked with Family Life, giving talks about adoption. She also teaches at a local college. Her passion is working with young girls in jail and supporting the crisis pregnancy center in her area. She holds a master’s in communication from Texas State University.
 Author Linda Pennington Black of Hot Springs Village will also share about her latest book, “Sanaa The Golden Princess” – the story of a young girl born in Africa with albinism.
Hot Springs Village Morning Connection requires no membership or dues to attend its monthly meetings. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., and the program starts at 9:30. All area women are welcome to enjoy the breakfast buffet, inspirational speakers and fellowship – all for $15, inclusive.
For reservations, contact Melanie Pederson, 915-8747 (home), 608-692-0458 (cell) or melped53@yahoo.com by noon, Aug. 11. All attendees are asked to honor reservations. To cancel a reservation, contact Pederson.
Also, be sure to search for Stonecroft Hot Springs Village Morning Connection on Facebook and check out the Morning Connection blog at https://hsvmorning connection.wordpress.com for more information about this event.