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
Great-Grandpa Dilworth
and Thomas
Christmas 2005
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
Gabe's wedding
Thomas with Sunday School friends
Thomas and cousins Ailani and Kiarra
Thomas admires
Precious Children
Trophy with his Papa
Thomas and Aunt Marilyn
Hamlet, NC
Primerca Financial Services
Thomas and cousin Kiarra 2005
Thomas at his Thomas the Train
Birthday 2006
Christmas  party 2006
Thomas at
Ice Rink
Mama and Papa and the
grand babies.
Thomas & MaMa  -
Kindergarten 2007
Thomas graduation from Pre-K4
Pierpont Christian School
Thomas graduation Pre-K4
Mama & Papa Medley, their Children
& Grandchildren
Thomas' Baptism
07 Jan 2009

Thomas' Cousins of
Greensboro, NC
Cousin Ailaini Star
1st  grade teacher
Thomas on the drums
Thomas and
Monongalia County
Sheriffis  Deputy
Thomas and Friends with
Ms. Marple - 2nd grade
Octoberfest 2009
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
orchestra class.
Thomas and his 5th grade
Teacher, Mr. Gunter, 2012-2013.
Promoted to 11th Grade
Morgantown High
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
Glory MInistries
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.
6th Grade
Thomas and the Morgantown High
Swim Team
Thomas and his Mommy
Thomas received the
WDDM Grant for Musical
Mr. Kristopher Grant  is
his drum instruc
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
, Thomas Carter and Tracy
. 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.
Musician: Orchestra  
MHS Double Bassist
Church Violinist and