Do good and share with those in need

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Her heart must have been thudding in her chest as she sat squeezed between two older women in the backseat of a vehicle that was driven by an Uber driver. They began to yell at her, “You need to get your priorities straight….We need to make this money!” I imagine the pit in Angela’s* stomach began to grow as they neared the motel.… Read More

Passionate About Pregnancy

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By MaryLou Hendry
Director of Sanctity of Human Life 

I vividly remember the first ultrasound I experienced. My son and his wife were in the midst of a high-risk pregnancy. I had the honor to join my “daughter in love” for a 3D ultrasound exam. It was a holy moment! It was a Psalms 139 experience seeing my granddaughter in her mother’s womb.… Read More

Retiring For the Kids

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Mike Stubbs and Edith Webb could have reveled in the spotlight for a moment at the close of successful careers. Instead they decided to deflect the attention to children in need.

When a friend at the church they attend, San Antonio Community Church, offered to throw a retirement party to celebrate both of them completing 40+ years as public servants, Mike and Edith agreed the party itself was an incredibly generous gift.… Read More

Mark your calendar!

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion


Are you ready for that at your house? We are also very near to entering a whole new year! Are you ready to welcome in 2017? If you are like me, you are already putting dates on the new calendar and considering all that the new year holds for your heart and home.… Read More

YOU make a difference for children!

Danita PetersonNews

For those wishing to deliver a year-end charitable donation to support children through Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and/or Orphan’s Heart, a member of our Development staff will be at our Lakeland, Jacksonville and Tallahassee offices on New Year’s Eve — Saturday, December 31 — from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  At all other locations and after 4:30 p.m.… Read More

Foster Care Adventure Awaits in Gainesville

Katy MartinNews

Hey Gainesville! Are you ready to join the mission field — the adventure of a lifetime? We are looking for a married couple to become foster parents today to impact the lives of children for all eternity. There is a beautiful, spacious, made-for-a-loving-family home available right now in the Gainesville area. This is where one set of parents can live rent-free as they follow God’s call to become foster parents.… Read More

The gift of family!

Danita PetersonSaved Lives, Changed Lives

And you will recognize him by this sign: You will
find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.
Luke 2:12 (NLT)

This Christmas and throughout the year at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, we have children of all ages in our care who are in need of a loving, caring family. We are humbled and blessed to consistently witness children’s lives transformed.… Read More

Christmas Open House

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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

Unplanned Pregnancy: What Now?

RJ WaltersNews

Every day women are stunned to find out they are pregnant and a common question is: “What am I going to do?”

Maybe you or someone you know is facing this question.

It’s a tough question that each individual must answer for herself, but we are here to help consider the options and walk through the process with them.… Read More

Packaging Hope One Gift at a Time

RJ WaltersNews

Since 2014, Highland Packaging Solutions has been a sponsor of King Cottage, the emergency shelter on the Joe K. Blanton Campus in Lakeland.

The company of more than 300 employees, headquartered in Plant City, provides funding for the monthly food budget at the cottage, and employees also bring homemade meals to the children and staff throughout the year!… Read More