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April 18, 2018
Remember whose you are


The lake reflects the azalea blooms and the dogwood blossoms as the duck family waddles toward the shore. Sunlight stretches in and reaches through the just-budding trees overhead, and every now and then the breeze ripples through the clover grass. From the deck, the view is picture perfect. My daughter and her friends agree: It’s exactly right for prom photos.“Just where the fence frames those flowers and catches some of the lake. That will be the spot!” Jenny and Laura confer. “Will the read more

 

April 15, 2018
Accepting oneself is key to achieving dreams


Accepting oneself includes accepting setbacks and tragedies that are inevitable facts of life. I have a friend who became an oncologist. As we talked recently, we agreed that our work has much in common.I oversee a network of children’s homes that try to salvage wounded lives. He attempts to salvage whatever time can be gained from a disease that, despite modern medical advance, sometimes represents a death sentence.“I see two kinds of people in my office,” this doctor told me. “Those who are read more

 

April 13, 2018
Lives are changed because you care


Recently while clearing off my desk, I uncovered a beautiful “thinking of you” card designed by one of our Camp Duncan girls and an “I’m so thankful for a friend like you” card created by one of our boys at Cameron Boys Camp. These beautiful cards express the importance of friends.As I looked at them, I could not help but be reminded of you and our many friends of children.You, dear friend, touched the lives of a family of five children who without our ministry would have been separated and read more

 

April 13, 2018
HOPE is stronger than fear!


I was frightened and confused the day I arrived at Baptist Children's Homes (BCH). I remember thinking, "What did I do wrong?"Everything in my life felt broken at that moment, but not for much longer. Because at BCH, I was given life-changing hope — hope that was stronger than my fears!Here, I found HEALING through a relationship with Jesus Christ.I was given every OPPORTUNITY to discover my potential, my dreams -- my future!The PROVISION of food, a warm bed, clothes and even extra-curricular read more

 

April 11, 2018
Fancy Finds fuels Rampin' Up


From the beginning, Fancy Finds’ mission has been to funnel proceeds from its store and services back into the many ministries of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). A year and half after opening its doors, the upscale resale store is making a significant contribution to the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) and its biennial “Rampin’ Up!” event.A $10,000 check was presented by BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell to NCBAM director Sandy Gregory on March 8.“As the founder of both NCBAM read more

 

April 4, 2018
CARE Training battles the frightening effects children have faced


Imagine there is no escape. It’s uncomfortable to do. In fact, we strive to be alert and to always have some control. There is something within each of us telling us of threats that swirl around us. We are primed to “be prepared,” “drive defensively” and “stop, look, and listen.” When confronted by a threat, our hearts begin to race, our muscles tighten, our breathing becomes rapid. Our minds and bodies respond by either preparing to fight or flee. Trauma occurs when these options are taken read more

 

April 2, 2018
Ron makes best of opportunities at Kennedy Home


Jessie and Matt Chilson have served at Kennedy Home as cottage parents since 2016. Jessie laughs when she tells how she and Matt came with their home church group for a mission project and decided to stay. The couple serve in Aydlett Davis Cottage caring for a group of boys. One of the boys is 14-year-old Ron.“We try to make every boy’s birthday special,” Jessie says. Ron’s birthday is December 12. “Ron asked for meatloaf and coconut cake. I’ve never made either.”Ron’s cottage mom didn’t back read more

 

April 1, 2018
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time when we are reminded to stand and speak up for those who are alone and cannot speak for themselves.Today in the U.S., as many as four million child maltreatment referral reports are received. Child Abuse reports involved 7.2 million children. Almost 40% were abused by a parent, 51% by a relative of the child . More than one quarter of victims were under three years of age. Almost five children die every day from child abuse.In North Carolina, child abuse read more

 

March 30, 2018
Kids Helping Kids Through VBS


THE MISSION: To show God's love by praying, giving and connecting with boys and girls living at Baptist Children's Homes (BCH).Your VBS can change children's lives forever!Your VBS can change the lives of North Carolina children! Through praying, giving and connecting with the Baptist Children’s Homes ministry, your VBS kids can share the unconditional love of Jesus with hurting boys and girls. North Carolina -- our home state -- is a mission field where we can impact the lost and the future of read more

 

March 29, 2018
203 Children and Adults accepted Christ!


Last year, 203 lives were CHANGED for eternity because of your prayers and generous support! We celebrate together when a child, who has experienced so many hurts and heartache, gives her life to Jesus. When you give, your support helps provide a safe home, daily provisions and the loving care of Christian cottage parents. And you make it possible for the boys, girls and adults we minister to daily to learn about Jesus! Please share the hope of Easter with our children! Please give online today read more

 

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