At the age of 8, Sarah, along with her brother, came to live on our campus in Arcadia in the 1930s.
When Sarah walked onto the campus, a boy named Joe, who was already living there, carried her luggage to the second floor of the girls dorm. That little boy later became Sarah’s husband!
These are two of the hundreds of thousand One More Child have helped transform in the past 114 years.
When Sarah andoned, neglected or abused.
Sarah and in 1957, they started our Miami campus where they brought incredible, compassionate leadership to our programs. The love they had received in the 1930s in Arcadia, they abundantly shared with each child in their home.
Caryl Lucas was 4 when she and Joe at FBCH in 1957. Caryl’s mother was a courageous single mother who loved her children dearly, but thought it was best to place them at FBCH while she worked toward financial independence.
Caryl and her siblings lived with the Johnsons for 10 years before going back to live with their mother.
“It was the best thing that ever happened to our family,” Caryl said.
While Joe and was even her primary caretaker in the last years of Sarah’s life as she suffered the effects of Alzheimer’s.
“Sarah and I cannot imagine how I would have faced different things throughout my life without that foundation.”
The impact of the Johnson family legacy is only beginning. Not everyone can be foster parents or make a career out of ministry, but everyone can do something.
Sarah passed away at the age of 90 earlier this year, but she and One More Child part of their estate, ensuring that children would be cared as part of their legacy for generations to come.
They are an example for us all in leaving a legacy for Christ, during our lifetime and beyond.
Look Ahead to Give Back
What kind of legacy will you impart on the next generation?
Since the opening of our first orphanage in 1904 to our present-day services that impact children locally and eternities, we must look ahead to the future.
Legacy gifts are an ideal way to make a significant and real estate.
Our development office can be reached at 863.687.8811 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.