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?

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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

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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

Teacher’s Legacy Honors Students

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In the 1940s, Dorothy Horne embarked on a career as an elementary teacher that would span 38 years and even included a short stint as a teacher in Japan.

She made an annual salary of $1,000 her first year. More than 70 years later, after a life well lived, her legacy continues to make a difference in the lives of children through the Dorothy Horne Endowment at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.… Read More

Sisters’ Legacy of Love Lives On

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Some of the most joyful and painful moments of their lives have led Lonn and Gloria Skiles to being generous givers to Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.

Their daughter Kerrie adored children. At age 3, while living on a military base, Kerrie wandered off to the playground, and within a few minutes, she returned hand-in-hand with a child they had not met before.… Read More

Trusting God in All Things

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At our Women of Compassion event during the summer of 2014, Monica Guynn heard God asking her to trust Him with a major financial decision. She decided to follow His lead.

Monica and her husband, Gary, made a significant monetary gift toward Orphan’s Heart’s community transformation project in the Dominican Republic, where homes continue to be built for families who are often without running water and/or electricity.… Read More

Magnificent transformation!

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Twins, Gracie* and Jacob*, arrived in the middle of the night to our campus. The twins were visibly thin and wearing soiled clothing. They were welcomed into a warm cottage home with two beds that were made up with cozy blankets and pillows. Gracie and Jacob took a bath, brushed out their knotted hair and climbed into clean pajamas.… Read More

Inspiring Brave Moms

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As Emma waited for the bus at 6:30 a.m. with her 1-year-old daughter, Isabella, on her lap, she was determined to make up for lost time. She was ready for another day of classes at a local technical school, always believing that each day is another opportunity to better herself. She jotted down a goal, and below it, she penned her inspiration:

My goal: To get my high school diploma

My why: My daughter

In June, Emma turned that goal into a milestone, earning her diploma!… Read More

Wrap Around Love

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Faced with an unplanned pregnancy and an uncertain future, Cameron’s mother made the courageous decision to choose life for her son.

Cameron’s adoptive family saw the strength it takes to make that decision when they met the mother at the hospital.

They also experienced first hand the importance of continued support as they welcomed him into their home.… Read More