The WMU from First Baptist Church in Bryson City, led by director Lynn Seay, received this year’s “Friends of Children Award” at the Western Area Conference (WAC) on September 7.
Each year, an individual or group is recognized for their dedication and support of the children and families Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) serves through its Western North Carolina locations.
“I have been friends with Rita Maddox from their WMU for a longtime,” said Betty Porter, cottage parent at Broyhill Home’s Frizzell-Higdon Cottage. “For years, they’ve made our children Easter baskets, brought back-to-school supplies, and Christmas gifts.
“The boys and girls feel God’s love through what they do and know that someone cares about them.”
The group was presented the award by BCH President/CEO Michael C. Blackwell and BCH’s Linda Morgan.
“We’ve done so much, people ask us why we continue to do it,” Maddox said to the crowd. “It’s very simple: this ministry is the real deal.”
The WAC is held annually at Broyhill Home in Clyde on the Thursday after Labor Day.
Discover ways to help at bchfamily.org/getinvolved