Every child in our care has a story. Living on campus, we see and hear these stories play out before our very eyes. The children we encounter here have experienced brokenness, sadness and loss to an extent that most of us could never imagine.… Read More
Join us for a Christmas open house event at a campus nearest you, and bring your family and friends! Enjoy holiday treats, cottage tours and fun-filled family entertainment as our campus family celebrates with yours.
While not expected, the following gifts would be a blessing for children in care: Non-perishable food items, pajamas, socks, paper goods and personal hygiene items.… Read More
Written by: Sundy Goodnight
Diapers are on every baby’s needs list — and this year, in the aftermath of one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the Atlantic, more babies than ever before need our help.
The Lewises*, a foster family of eight, with four children in diapers, evacuated their home as Hurricane Irma threatened to ravage the state of Florida.… Read More
We are asking all of our friends and partners to provide life-changing meals for children – ONE MILLION MEALS in fact through our One More Child Celebration Ball on September 16 – because we must meet the basic needs of children and families to be able to meet their most profound needs.
ARE WE LIVING LIKE THE LORD DELIGHTS IN US?
Written by: Steph Shackelford
As I sit down to type this newsletter, my toddler pulls all the cushions off the couch to make a “pillow fort.” The fort is simply a stack of pillows that he crashes into before piling his stuffed animals on top because apparently now the fort is a “car” and he’s driving his animals to the “beach.” I love his imagination that can transform a living room into a day at the beach.… Read More
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.
Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.
Proverbs 2:10-11 (NLT)
As the first day of school approaches, I am mindful that some of our children are anxious about returning to the classroom. Many of the children who live at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH) are several grade levels behind because of difficult past circumstances.… Read More
In our Summer 2017 issue of One More Child we highlighted three foster families who are taking to heart God’s call to care for the orphan and widow. Here is some insight into the journey of one of those amazing couples. To begin YOUR foster care journey, learn more here.ERICH AND ERIN DOHM – Lakeland How many years have you served as a foster parent, and to how many children?… Read More
CLICK HERE to enjoy our summer 2017 edition of One More Child! In this issue read about a “divine prescription” God used to save a child’s life in Guatemala, hear from foster parents about how their lives have been changed by the calling, and see how anxious women dealing with unexpected pregnancies are finding hope and life through our Sanctity of Human Life ministry.… Read More
By Dr. Jerry Haag, President of Florida Baptist Children’s Home, The Porch Light and Orphan’s Heart
We all long for adventure! Each of us has a different appetite for it. I have a friend whose sense of adventure can be summed up by substituting baked potatoes for hash brown casserole. Not me!
Christi and I share a spirit of adventure that has summoned us to whitewater rafting, skydiving, spearfishing and crazy long races, such as the 50-miler I ran in Utah last year.… Read More
By: Toni Azinger, Women of Compassion Council Member
Dear Women of Compassion,
I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support of Women of Compassion (WOC) and Florida Baptist Children’s Homes (FBCH)! Together we have accomplished so much for God’s kingdom over the last decade. It is exciting to think of what we can continue to do for God’s purpose and His children.… Read More