Crowd applauds presentation

Nine-year-old Thomas felt nervous as he prepared to step onto the stage at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro with his brother and grandparents. Speaking before hundreds of messengers at the Annual Meeting of the Baptist State Convention (BSC) can be daunting for anyone, regardless of age.

Both Thomas and brother Jonathan have thrived since coming to Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) in June 2014 and are featured in this year’s Annual Offering video. It was a perfect opportunity for BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell to highlight the family as part of the 10-minute BCH/NCBAM (North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry) presentation on Tuesday, November 3.