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November 15, 2017
Thankful for saved lives


One of my favorite quotes is: “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. . .but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” In light of events in our world, I would like to amend the last sentence to read: But the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of one of the least of these.Thank you for making a difference.In recent months, our minds have been read more

 

November 14, 2017
Don't Stop - Share the Adventure!


When you make God the focus of your day-to-day life, people around you notice. In fact, it can become contagious! Your family, friends, the person in line with you at the store — they see your excitement and it has the power to transform their lives. Your desire to see lives change is why we are so thankful you are coming alongside us and joining the LIVE4:8 initiative! And it began with you sharing a note of encouragement with Baptist Children’s Homes. Your words mean so much to our boys, girls read more

 

November 13, 2017
Sunday School class renovates kitchen ruined by storm


In the year since Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage at Kennedy Home (KH), thousands of volunteers have converged on the Kinston campus to help with clean up and restoration efforts.One of the toughest projects proved to be the KH gymnasium where flood water ravaged the floor as well as destroyed the commercial-size kitchen.The project, from a cost and labor standpoint, looked impossible until the White Life Group, a Sunday School class from Apex Baptist Church, stepped forward to read more

 

November 11, 2017
Reception honors Tucker Family


Trustees attending the September 19 Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) Board Meeting at Mills Home in Thomasville began the day’s meeting with a reception and tour of the newly renovated Tucker Administration Building.Trustees and staff members were joined by Bob and Carolyn Tucker and their family. The Tuckers’ gift was used to breathe new life into the 52-year-old building. Son Bobby Tucker is a BCH Trustee.“It is our desire to always bring glory to God through our involvement,” Carolyn Tucker read more

 

November 11, 2017
There's still time to let a child know you care!


Boys and girls at Baptist Children’s Homes are excited because they have received so many notes of encouragement through our LIVE4:8 initiative. There is still one very important note that is missing — yours.  As friends are sharing God’s love with our children, each of their notes is special. No two people say the exact same thing. Your note will be unique and has the ability to put a smile on a child’s face in a way that no other note can. There’s still time to send your caring note to a read more

 

November 10, 2017
Week of Prayer 2017


Children come to Baptist Children's Homes (BCH) broken, battered, and carrying the burdens of the world on their shoulders. Last year, BCH ministered to 21,015 children, individuals and families. Because of your support lives were SAVED!We continue to seek heavenly guidance and inspiration in all that we do. Please join us this week in prayer as we lift up the children and families across North Carolina and in Guatemala through the BCH ministry.As you pray this week, remember you are a part of read more

 

November 8, 2017
Pastor encourages others to share powerful Thanksgiving Offering video


The 2017 Annual Offering video, entitled SAVED, has left viewers with tears of both sorrow and joy. People are saying it’s one of Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) most powerful videos yet.The short film, based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who rescues his younger sisters from their abusive home, is being shared with North Carolina Baptists as a part of the BCH offering promotion.“The video captures your heart,” said Michael Barrett, pastor at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. “It’s so read more

 

November 7, 2017
Double Your Impact this Christmas


Once again we have been blessed with an end-of-the-year challenge gift. Give now through the end of January and your gift will be doubled. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000. There are many ways to give and help change a child’s life.  Give a gift of $50 to be a Christmas sponsor for a child or $600 to sponsor a cottage.What better gift to give a friend or business associate than to honor them with a gift that will give a child an opportunity to hope, believe and dream read more

 

November 5, 2017
Progress made, but Kennedy Home needs remain


It has been a year since Hurricane Matthew devastated much of Eastern North Carolina –– including Kennedy Home (KH) in Kinston. The storm on October 8, 2016, toppled trees and damaged a number of buildings and cottages leaving $1.5 million of damage in its wake.Throughout the past year, Kennedy Home continued to serve children and families while in the midst of major repairs and restoration efforts. One year later, there is still major work to be done, but according to KH director Brian read more

 

November 4, 2017
Thomas Loves Christmas


 Christmas is less than two months away. Thomas knows that Mills Home will soon be lit up by the glow of colorful lights. The Christmas trees will be brightly decorated in all the cottages. And church groups and community friends will begin to visit bearing food and gifts. Stories will be shared about the season’s true meaning.“Christmas is about celebrating Jesus’s birth,” the twelve-year-old explains.Thomas is about to experience his fourth Christmas season at Mills Home. He knows how read more

 

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