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[Worthwhile Investments] Be a child’s hope and give to offering

​This is why I unashamedly ask you to give!

“Get out of here. Leave me alone. Go away. I want to die.” These are hard words for a young girl to hear her mother say. She leaves the room and calls for help.

“My mother left us when I was five, and I never saw her again.” A little boy’s life is shattered as his mother leaves him and his one-year-old brother.

“I was so hungry. Some days we would eat, some days there would be no food. That’s just the way it was.”

“In my neighborhood a gunshot was more common than a doorbell ringing. Our home was infested with roaches. I joined a gang to have a family.”

“I am 18 years old and last week I had a baby. I had no family, no place to go, no home for my baby.”

These are just a few of the lives who have recently turned to Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) for help. These boys and girls’ lives were devastated. They had no hope. But when they entered our doors, we embraced them and loved them with God’s love. Thank you for making it possible for us to provide what they so desperately needed.

In just a few short weeks, Baptists churches across North Carolina will be collecting BCH’s annual Thanksgiving Offering. Some of you have already started collecting your mile of pennies. One church decided to go for a mile of dollars.

I unashamedly ask you to give! I ask you to make an investment in the life of a child that will reap a return unlike any investment you have ever made. I ask you to advocate for these children and families by encouraging your church to also invest in the lives of these precious boys and girls.

Our offering theme this year is “As One.” When we join together, we are able to do so much more. We cannot provide this ministry without you. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 reads: “Two are better than one, because they have good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up.” In verse 12 it reads: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”