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
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
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
At Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, our desire is not simply to house children but give them a place to call home.
15-year-old Rosy* lives in residential care on one of our campuses. Rosy was elated when a FBCH volunteer shared with her that she, too, had been born in Cuba. The volunteer learned that Rosy’s 15th birthday was nearing and no plans had been made.… Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Every day in Florida more than 190 women find out they are unexpectedly pregnant. Many of us adore the prospect of motherhood or cherish memories of our children being born, but not all women are overjoyed about the journey that lies ahead.
One of those women was abortion minded and she felt scared and alone.… Read More