Women of Compassion

April 2013

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Up, Up and Wait…Where’s the Steering Wheel?

The hot air balloon rose so smoothly, I didn’t know we had left the ground. Floating serenely in the California sky, snapping pictures, I kissed my husband thanked him for planning this romantic adventure. The moment of bliss ended when I noticed something was missing.438

“Honey, where’s the steering wheel,” I asked. For you see, while our birds-eye-view from the clouds was indeed breathtaking, I didn’t see any safe, flat place to land vents that allow the air to cool, making the balloon go down.

I understood how the balloon went up anding place.

I want to share a beautiful story that shows how the love of two FBCH house parents found 18-year-old Melissa a safe land. They come with big hurts but find a bigger God to steer their futures.

Amy Wiggins
WOC Council Member

House parents LOVE Big: Melissa’s Story

18-year-old Melissa struggled with suicidal thoughts, depression, and be healed. Due to her attachment disorder, it’s always been so hard for her. The painful past of her childhood had a devastating effect on her life.


“God just did not give up on her. After years of watching Melissa go through so much pain, we saw VICTORY!! Thank you, Lord,” said social worker, Lisa Fifer. After surrendering to the Lord, Melissa was baptized by her house father, Brent.

Recently she was hospitalized again. When Melissa came home from the hospital, Hannah was beyond frustrated because she didn’t want her to live a wasted life. She saw what Melissa could be. She saw her through God’s eyes. She watched how kind and social workers. But, instead she was continuing on this downward spiral.

After doing research and prayed to receive Christ. Her house father, Brent baptized her that night!

Melissa understand Florida Baptist Children’s Homes will always be there for her….FOR LIFE!



Friday, February 7, 2014

Bestselling writer, life coach and speaker, Holley Gerth will be one of our

special guests featured at our annual WOC event.