When Jesus Set the Table

RJ WaltersEvents, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

We are asking all of our friends and partners to provide life-changing meals for children – ONE MILLION MEALS in fact through our Journey to #OneMillionsMeals on Facebook from October 27-31 – because we must meet the basic needs of children to be able to meet their most profound, spiritual needs.

When you make it possible for us to connect an empty belly and weary soul with food you are provoking a spiritual experience.… Read More

The Lord delights in us!

Danita PetersonNews

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

Help children return to the classroom

Danita PetersonNews

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)

Dear Friends,

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

One More Child: Summer 2017 Edition

RJ WaltersNews

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

Seeking Adventure?

RJ WaltersSaved Lives, Changed Lives, Sharing Magazine

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

Brave Moms inspire friends to get involved!

Danita PetersonWomen of Compassion

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

Diving into Foster Care

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Whether in her car, behind a desk, on a stage or even in her free time, Melissa Poole is focused on faces she does not yet know, but can somehow clearly see everywhere she goes – the faces of children in foster care and ones who be placed in the child welfare system in days to come.… Read More