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.
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
Here is the problem: 1 in 4 children struggle with hunger in the state of Florida according to Feeding America.
Hunger leads to misery, vulnerability and a lack of energy. That’s no way for a child to live.
Consider Jenny*, a single mom, who recently moved to Lakeland and didn’t know how she was going to provide for her four daughters, all under the age of 10 years old.… Read More
We are on a Journey to ONE MILLION MEALS on Facebook from October 27-31 with a goal of feeding hungry children in Florida and around the world.
It is an opportunity for you or your business or your church to change the world that has so many lasting effects on all generations. It puts a solution “on the table” so to speak, so we can build lasting relationships and point people toward Jesus.… Read More
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