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Stories - 2011 Archives

Children Benefit While Mothers Build Future

Shasta has found hope through the new Family Care residential program. “I was struggling,” says Shasta, a 24-year-old single mother of two daughters. “I had lost my home, my car – everything I had worked for. I needed to start my life over.” Click to learn more about Family Care.

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Children Benefit While Mothers Build Future

Shasta has found hope through the new Family Care residential program. “I was struggling,” says Shasta, a 24-year-old single mother of two daughters. “I had lost my home, my car – everything I had worked for. I needed to start my life over.”

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Kourri's Life is Changed!

Kourri's life abundantly changed in November 2009 when she accepted Jesus. She and her family have discovered hope and healing through Baptist Children's Homes' Christ-centered ministry. Click to read Kourri's powerful story.

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Brooke Blossoms at Broyhill

Just outside Blanton Cottage, there are flower beds. Seasons come and seasons go, and the beds are always made to look their best. Sixteen-year-old Brooke and cottage mom Margaret Grantham are weeding beds and planting fresh flowers. Brooke moved to the transitional living cottage on Broyhill campus in Clyde only a few days before.

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Kalem Blitzes Problems!

The whistle blows. Kalem and his teammates rise from the sideline bench and quickly strap on their football helmets. “Blitz the quarterback!” the middle school football coach shouts as the boys run onto the field. The blitz is Kalem’s favorite defensive play. The fourteen-year-old crouches in his defensive stance anxiously waiting for the opposing team to hike the football.

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Keith Keeps High Standards

Sixteen-year-old Keith has memories of meeting his father when he was four years old. He remembers being lifted by his father to rest on his shoulders. He remembers laughter and good times. But Keith’s father and mother have been only fleeting memories.

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Sister Sustains Ben's Legacy

It was a brisk, fall Saturday with plans of exciting college football for North Carolina State University student Andi Hughes. Andi’s sole focus was to join her friends for the game against the University of Miami and root for her beloved Wolfpack. Andi never made it to the game on October 23, 2004. Instead, a phone call sent the 21-year-old rushing to the police station. This was the day when Andi’s life would completely change.

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Alum Is Focused On Her Dreams

Misty Sheets walks into the kitchen at Care House. It has been 18 years since the 34-year-old lived at the group home in Lenoir. Nearly two decades later, Sheets has returned to Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) where she and her young son Trent found help. She is completing 15 volunteer credit hours at Care House for a college sociology course.

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Dyani's Heart Shines For All

Seventeen-year-old Dyani has attended three different high schools her senior year. But with all the change, she never lost sight of her goal to graduate. “It means a lot to graduate,” Dyani asserts. “No one in my family has done that...

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Catlin's Courage Propels Her Through Life

Catlin races down the wintery slope. The rush of cold air nips her face, but the discomfort is nothing compared to the throbbing pain in her right knee. Earlier in the day, a collision with another skier sent Catlin tumbling hard to the ground. She instantly knew she was hurt, however, the determined competitor summoned the strength to ski one final race.

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Nicolya Keeps Positive Outlook

The sun breaks through the evergreen pines. Bird songs fill the air. The winter coldness is blown away by a spring breeze. Seventeen-year-old Nicolya sits drawing pictures in her sketch pad. The setting is peaceful.

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Watermelon Boy Makes Good

North Carolina Baptist pastor David Powell sits across from his father, speaking with admiration as he describes his dad’s childhood. “I am the man I am today because of the man my dad is,” Powell says. “Part of the reason my dad is the man he is, is his upbringing at Mills Home.”

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Little Girl Demonstrates Huge Heart

Erin sits at the table with her colorful paints and markers. The six-year-old opens a small bottle and dabs green paint onto her brush. The piece of paper set before her becomes covered with colorful swashes creating shapes.

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First Chiefs Ready for Task

The first chiefs at Camp Duncan located in Aberdeen have been busy getting hands-on experience. The trio is excited about the “adventure” of a lifetime. Chiefs hope to welcome the first girl campers to Camp Duncan early this year.

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