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Stories - 2008 Archives

Tia's Family Finds Recipe For Success

Tia rinses the green beans and pours them into the pot. Her mother Wanita opens the oven door; the aroma of baking chicken fills the kitchen. Tia’s step-father Juan and ten-year-old brother Hunter will be home soon. The mother and daughter work together to finish dinner on time.

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Katey Discovers Help In New Service

Katey couldn’t believe it. Her checking account was $140.00 in the negative. “This can’t be right!” Katey tells Melony, the resident manager at Noel Home. The teenager has been a resident at Baptist Children’s Homes’ group home in Lenoir since March. “My balance on the bank’s website says my account is okay.” Melony made a phone call to the bank while the teen paced frantically around the living room.

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Erin's Story Filled With Happy Endings

Sixteen-year-old Erin is determined to write her story in time for the deadline. But things have been hectic around Mills Home’s Culler Cottage in Thomasville.

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Kasey - First Girl at Oak Ranch

Kasey and the other girls take the breakfast dishes from the table to the kitchen sink. The smells of sausage and home-cooked pancakes linger in the air. It was a hardy meal for a group of teenage girls, but a good start on a day that would include a trip to the barn to care for Oak Ranch’s horses

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Transitional Living Service Lifts Casey

Casey walks outside Noel Home. There’s excitement in her voice as she talks about how her life has changed during her seven months living at the group home in Lenoir. As she walks in the bright sunshine, Casey carefully steps over tree branches strewn about the yard during the previous night’s rainstorm.

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Clay's Story Offers Hope to Families

Clay’s story is far too common. A family erupts. Anger, hurt, misunderstandings like wedges drive relationships to disrepair. Hope hangs by only a thread threatening to snap under the prolonged anguish of discord.

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Jesse Honors God With Words & Music

The bright sunlight floods into the meeting room. Trustees traveled from around the state to make the first of two annual meetings held at Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) historic Mills Home in Thomasville. Jesse waits in the hall as the meeting begins. He is nervous.

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