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How did you become involved? Share your story!

As I visit with family and friends of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH), one of my first questions is, “How did you hear about our ministry?” I love hearing stories of how people have been touched by BCH. I am always inspired by their generosity and desire to give and be a part of the story today. I love hearing their “why.”

The parent of a young girl called and shared that her daughter had heard about our ministry in Vacation Bible School. She was so moved by the stories of children whose mommies and daddies could not care for them that she asked her mom to help her do something to help the kids. On her birthday she asked her family and friends to help our children by giving to them instead of giving

her presents. I love hearing stories of children helping children.

A number of you have shared with me how when you were a child your family would have a child from BCH come and stay with your family during holidays. The impact of the story shared with you by your parents instilled in you the commitment to care for the children coming into our care today.

“I have to give back. When I needed a home, BCH was there. They gave me unconditional love, something my family could not give me at the time. They gave me a home for eight years. They made it possible for me to go to college and gave me the emotional support to complete my LCSW license. Today I am giving back by helping other children as a clinical social worker. My husband proposed to me at the big tree behind Mrs. Gray’s house. I have so many wonderful memories. My husband and I have chosen to give back by being a monthly giver to BCH. Others gave that I might have a family, I give so they (the children of today and tomorrow) can have a family.”

“Our Association shared that you needed Easter baskets for the children. We were so excited to collect items and make special Easter baskets for the children. It was so much fun!”

A Sunday School teacher shares his love for BCH’s boys and girls and one of his class members decides to leave a legacy gift that will impact the lives of hundreds of children. So many lights in the darkness. So many voices raised on behalf of those we serve.