The Lord delights in us!

Danita PetersonNewsLeave a Comment

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

Help children return to the classroom

Danita PetersonNews2 Comments

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

I was hungry and you fed me

Danita PetersonNews, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

1 in 6 children in America struggles with hunger. Every ten seconds, a child around the world dies from hunger-related diseases. From 2014- 2016, there were more than 795 million people around the world who suffered from chronic undernourishment. These staggering statistics can keep us awake at night, envisioning ways that we can make sure One More Child is fed.… Read More

PCs, Pals & A Purpose

RJ WaltersNews, Volunteers in Action

Jackson* is a young boy who struggled at times during his second go-round of 2nd grade, and he is being raised by his sweet grandmother as his father serves a prison sentence. But he has experienced a breakthrough and is ready to take on 3rd grade after making the honor roll.

Delonte*, Martin* and Irving* come from a Spanish-speaking family and extra English tutoring is helping prepare them for the rest of their lives.… Read More

Coffee, Art & Helping Kids

RJ WaltersEvents, News

Patrons visiting a Lakeland coffee shop, just up the road from our international headquarters, will have the opportunity throughout the month of June to make a positive impact on children by purchasing artwork and learning more about Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and Orphan’s Heart as they enjoy their espresso drinks and fresh baked goods.… Read More

5 Ways to Make Summer Count

RJ WaltersNews, Volunteers in Action

What are you doing this summer? Are you and your family headed to the beach for some rest and relaxation? Are you a youth minister or youth group gearing up for summer camp? Maybe you’re a college student with road trips, local coffee shops and cold brew on your mind.

Regardless of your plans, the summer is approaching fast, and we want to encourage and remind you to serve.… Read More

Annual Report: Welcoming Hope

RJ WaltersNews, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

At Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and Orphan’s Heart we are blessed to be able to see life-long and eternal impacts made through our services and programs, thanks to our compassion, expert staff and generous donors, volunteers and supporters. We get to see single mothers restored and learn how to be the parents God made them to be; we get to see children open their hearts to Christ as we fill their bellies with life-changing food; and we exist to provide hope, healing and often times justice to those who cannot speak for themselves.… Read More