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
Ashley*, a young girl living at The Porch Light safe home, left school truly concerned.
Ashley discovered that her best friend resorted to cutting herself to deal with being bullied at school and family issues at home. Ashley’s friend lacked the needed support and encouragement to help sustain her during hard times.
Where encouragement lacks, hopelessness blooms.… Read More
Do you have a scar? Scars are proof that trauma once inflicted a wound on you.
Maybe a bone was broken at the playground, you injured yourself playing sports, or, maybe the scar runs deeper, and you were a victim of abuse. Big or little, scars ultimately tell a story. We think of scars being physical, but we also wear emotional scars that seemingly have an amplifier attached to them.… Read More
By MaryLou Hendry
Director of Sanctity of Human Life
I vividly remember the first ultrasound I experienced. My son and his wife were in the midst of a high-risk pregnancy. I had the honor to join my “daughter in love” for a 3D ultrasound exam. It was a holy moment! It was a Psalms 139 experience seeing my granddaughter in her mother’s womb.… Read More
Mike Stubbs and Edith Webb could have reveled in the spotlight for a moment at the close of successful careers. Instead they decided to deflect the attention to children in need.
When a friend at the church they attend, San Antonio Community Church, offered to throw a retirement party to celebrate both of them completing 40+ years as public servants, Mike and Edith agreed the party itself was an incredibly generous gift.… Read More
For those wishing to deliver a year-end charitable donation to support children through Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, The Porch Light and/or Orphan’s Heart, a member of our Development staff will be at our Lakeland, Jacksonville and Tallahassee offices on New Year’s Eve — Saturday, December 31 — from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. At all other locations and after 4:30 p.m.… Read More
Hey Gainesville! Are you ready to join the mission field — the adventure of a lifetime? We are looking for a married couple to become foster parents today to impact the lives of children for all eternity. There is a beautiful, spacious, made-for-a-loving-family home available right now in the Gainesville area. This is where one set of parents can live rent-free as they follow God’s call to become foster parents.… Read More
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
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