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Cutting-edge Children's Homes ministries highlighted at national meeting

Southern Baptist communicators from across the country recently joined hands with Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) to create mission bags to share with foster children, independent college students, and senior adults served by BCH. The communication professionals took the event to heart—not only filling the bags but writing prayers and encouraging messages to tuck inside.

Mission Project Two-Fifteen was part of the 68th Annual Workshop of the Baptist Communications Association (BCA) held April 17-20 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center. BCA Lifetime Member, Art Toalston, remarked, “Learning of North Carolina Baptists’ compassion ministries in foster care, outreach to lone collegians,

and so many ministries to seniors certainly has heightened my compassion in these areas. I needed that and am greatly appreciative.” Toalston has served as editor of Baptist Press and as a writer for the International Mission Board “Mission Project Two Fifteen,” held April 19 at 2:15, provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about cutting-edge ministries BCH provides while completing hands-on mission projects.

The session featured three BCH ministries: foster care and adoption services through EVERY CHILD, HOMEBASE outreach at Western Carolina University for college students who have aged out of foster or residential care, and NCBAM (NC Baptist Aging Ministry) which helps adults