Be a life-changer!

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You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion,
and through us your generosity will result in THANKSGIVING to God.
2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV)

Every child in our care has a story. Living on campus, we see and hear these stories play out before our very eyes. The children we encounter here have experienced brokenness, sadness and loss to an extent that most of us could never imagine.… Read More

When Jesus Set the Table

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We are asking all of our friends and partners to provide life-changing meals for children – ONE MILLION MEALS in fact through our One More Child Celebration Ball on September 16 – because we must meet the basic needs of children and families to be able to meet their most profound needs.

When you make it possible for us to connect an empty belly and weary soul with food you are provoking a spiritual experience.… Read More

Seeking Adventure?

RJ WaltersSaved Lives, Changed Lives, Sharing Magazine

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

Diving into Foster Care

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

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

If Foster Walls Could Talk

Bryan BrownFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

I miss the smell of mom’s baked spaghetti, a weekly family favorite. I miss the sound of children laughing as dad chases them down the hallway. I miss seeing mom tuck her children in during bedtime and pray gently. I miss the scribble of crayons as foster children whimsically find the closest surface to draw their doodles and daydreams.… Read More

Make Room in Your Inn to Foster

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Most Americans, from devout Christians to non-believers, know the ageless story about how the family of a baby destined to change the world couldn’t get even an “economy flat at the local Airbnb,” but instead was provided with the equivalent of a pack ‘n play that was purposed for animal feed.

It’s been more than 2,000 years since the magnificent birth of Jesus Christ.… 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

The Power of One Foster Family

RJ WaltersFoster Care, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

Sam’s* mom and dad struggle with substance abuse problems. Earlier this year there were times Sam could be found in his neighborhood asking for food and seeking respite from deplorable living conditions.

Sam is 10 years old.

In April, he was placed with the Garrison* family, a foster family who became licensed through Florida Baptist Children’s Home in January.… 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