|Morning Glory Ministries International Inc
Dream Builders for Youth
|The pictorial Tales of
Thomas Lee Carter III
This is the story of a young man named Thomas who found himself in a
terrible place of desolation thirteen years ago. HIs mother had died and left him
basically alone and down in a low place in this life. But with God's Grace and
Mercy there were two people who loved him enough to give of themselves
unselfishly so that he would be able to get back up and live life to the fullest.
It was a slow tedious walk to the parking lot of the Truevine Missionary Baptist
Church of Lompoc, California on,Saturday, August 12, 2005. A little 2-1/2 year
old Thomas looked back for his mother, Sylvia L. Medley-Carter, 29 years old.
She had passed away from a brief illness not too many days before. Her funeral
service over, what would be the fate of this sad little person who was in a modern
day Lodebar - a dismal place of no pasture, no hope - total desolation?
His story is similar to that of Mephibosheth, the son of Prince Johnathan and the
grandson of King Saul in the Bible. He was rescued by his father's best friend,
King David and taken to a place of royalty and love.
Thomas was rescued from Lodebar by his grandparents, Pastors Russell and
Sylvia Medley who traveled to California several times in two months to legally
obtain custody of him. Just because Thomas is their grandson, did not mean that
he would automatically be handed over to them. He could have become a Ward
of the state of California. Only by the grace of God, he is permanently in the care
of loving grandparents being brought up in the admonition of God's word.
After a cross country journey from Lompoc, California to Morgantown, WV, they
pulled into the drive at 1342 Pineview Drive, Morgantown, WV; Thomas' new home
on September 19, 2005. He was welcomed to Grandma and Grandpa Medley's
"Boot Camp" of Grace and Mercy.
We are Dream Builders for Youth
Mrs. Kight Thomas and Friends in
Kindergarten class 2007
Thomas at Marila Park Playground
|Thomas and Miss West
Thomas and Mama at
activities Read-Aloud and
Fall Festival in Mrs. Walls
Class - lst grade
|Thomas and Dr. Doodah the Gospel
Clown at Morning Glory's Precious
Children celebration 2007
|Lights candle in memory
of his mom at Uncle
|Thomas with Sunday School friends
Thomas and cousins Ailani and Kiarra
Trophy with his Papa
|Thomas and Aunt Marilyn
Primerca Financial Services
|Thomas and cousin Kiarra 2005
|Thomas at his Thomas the Train
Mama and Papa and the
|Thomas & MaMa -
Thomas graduation from Pre-K4
Pierpont Christian School
Thomas graduation Pre-K4
|Mama & Papa Medley, their Children
07 Jan 2009
Thomas' Cousins of
Cousin Ailaini Star
1st grade teacher
Thomas on the drums
Thomas and Friends with
Ms. Marple - 2nd grade
Thomas & Uncle Russ
Miss Tate and her 3rd grade class
during Oktoberfest 2010
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|Coach Jeb following belt promotion
|Thomas in Ms. Bennett's
Thomas and his 5th grade
Teacher, Mr. Gunter, 2012-2013.
|Promoted to 11th Grade
Fall of 2018
|Accepted into the Health Sciences and
Technlogy Academy (HSTA) of WV
Morgantown High Swim Team Captain.
Mohigan Football Team
|Youth Leader at the
Scotts Run Community
Church and Morning
|Thomas is blessed to be a member of
Morgantown High School's Orchestra,
the #1 Orchestra in West Virginia
|Papa Medley's 66th birthday
surrounded by family.
Thomas blesses the services at Scottsrun
Community Church with his anointed
violin(fiddle) and drum set musical gifts.
|Thomas and the Morgantown High
Thomas and his Mommy
|Thomas received the
WDDM Grant for Musical
Mr. Kristopher Grant is
his drum instructor.
Thomas and his cousins Kiarra and
Ailani celebrate his 16th birthday.
Dr. Angie Turner (3rd from left )
Mon-Marion County District Field Site
Coordinator pose with Kaleigh
Brooks, Thomas Carter and Tracy
Brooks. Mon-Marion County District
earned the 1st Place Trophy at the
2018 Health Sciences Technology
Academy Symposium, Fairmont State
University, Fairmont , WV on May 5,
MHS Football Team and parents raise
funds at Colasantes, Morgantown.
MHS Double Bassist
Church Violinist and