From the mountains to the sea, from birth to death, from babies to aging adults, BCH is a strong force for good against all manner of negativity and evil.
The common thread throughout its history is the idea of HOPE. It began with a “scratch at the skull” of founder John Mills until “it bore a hole in it.”
It was HOPE for families who lost hope, orphans who lost one or both parents, mothers who were poor and destitute and could not raise their child.
From that blustery Wednesday afternoon, November 11, 1885, when Mary Presson arrived to the child arriving this very day, HOPE is the common thread that weaves this tapestry together.
To the thousands raised on these sacred grounds––scattered throughout the world–– doctors, educators, day laborers, homemakers, and many good citizens, it was HOPE that made the difference.
So, how does BCH build HOPE? Is it Staff who love and care? YES! Is it Christian principles taught, modeled, and shared? YES! Is it relationships built on love, trust, respect, and honesty? YES!
It is a Commitment to Excellence that does not allow for the Status Quo. For the Status Quo is just a step away from the Stagnant Quo. And that’s not acceptable when building HOPE.
Undergirding all is God. Isaiah 40:31 declares the Power of Hope: “Those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
On this day, I boldly affirm BCH will always Build Continuous Hope.
Michael C. Blackwell