REJOICE with exceeding great joy!

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When they saw the star, they REJOICED with exceeding great joy.
Matthew 2:10 [KJV]

When God calls us to look upon brokenness, oftentimes it is easier to turn away from it. But once our eyes lock with theirs, there comes a responsibility to act. These children’s faces, along with God’s command to serve the orphan, drive me and Florida Baptist Children’s Homes forward to relentlessly help One More Child.… Read More

Dr. Haag: Rejoice!

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I will remember 2017 as a year where the fruits of the labor of many remarkable people, businesses and churches blossomed into a beautiful picture of God’s promises and the hope that we are able to provide One More Child.

When Hurricane Irma ripped through our state with devastating force, we covered children and families with protection.… Read More

Christi’s Cookies (HINT: Recipe Alert!)

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Christi’s Story

In 1977, two miles outside Mineral, Texas, the Hanna family embarked on a new journey. The adventure involved 650 acres in a rural area, as Homer Hanna, a longtime pastor, moved his wife, Marilyn, and three kids, including Christi, into a new calling at South Texas Children’s Home. At 12 years old, Christi had little knowledge that 40 years later she would still be devoted to meeting the needs of children and families.… Read More

#GIVINGTUESDAY: The Why

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If a colorful light turned on in your home every time you had an opportunity to make a difference on #GivingTuesday, the whole entire world would light up like a Lite Brite for 24 hours!

When you delightfully create magic on the black paper backdrop of the classic toy it’s amazing how even one or two missing lights can take away the beauty of the entire picture or make it feel completely incomplete.… Read More

Do justice, love mercy and walk humbly

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Written by: Dana Fox

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?”  Micah 6:8 

There is nothing quite as surreal as sitting in a church pew with your husband and three young men you are still raising and listening to your oldest son preach on DOING JUSTICE, LOVING MERCY, and WALKING HUMBLY.… Read More

Go on a journey and celebrate with Women of Compassion!

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A “CELEBRATION” POST IRMA
Written by: Julee Ferreira

I pray everyone survived Hurricane Irma with minimal damage. It seems phone calls, insurance estimates and hours of clean-up are inevitable after the eye of a hurricane crosses over, but with God’s help, Floridians returned to life, work, fellowship and giving.

Just six days after Irma swept through our state, the “One More Child Celebration Ball” was scheduled to take place.… Read More

Be a life-changer!

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You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion,
and through us your generosity will result in THANKSGIVING to God.
2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV)

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

Christmas Open House 2017

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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

Share each other’s burdens

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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