Do good and share with those in need

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Her heart must have been thudding in her chest as she sat squeezed between two older women in the backseat of a vehicle that was driven by an Uber driver. They began to yell at her, “You need to get your priorities straight….We need to make this money!” I imagine the pit in Angela’s* stomach began to grow as they neared the motel.… Read More

The gift of family!

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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

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

A fresh start this school year

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PSALM 119:66 (NIV)


Jessa*, a 5-year-old girl, arrived on one of our campuses with a tear-stained face and all her possessions in a small paper sack. As you can expect, she was nervous to be in a new place.

Since it was late when Jessa arrived, a house mom gave her clean pajamas, read her a story and tucked her into bed.… Read More

At-risk children

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Ben*, a seven-year-old boy served through our backpack program, saw tremendous improvement in his grades this past school year because he had access to healthy foods over the weekends. He was able to return to school on Monday mornings with his tummy full and ready to learn! We are currently providing 477 children like Ben with backpacks full of food each month.… Read More

Help new seeds sprout!

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Yes, I will give a gift to help plant seeds of hope for children!

Step 1 of 2 - Gift Amount 0% Repeat gift monthly?*Recurring GiftOne-time GiftMonthly Gift Amount*$500$250$100$50$35Custom (monthly)If you wish to cancel a recurring gift, please contact us or email us at Gift Amount*Please enter a value between 1 and 100000.One-time Gift Amount*$500$250$100$50$35Custom (one-time)Custom Gift Amount* I would like to make this gift in...Please select only one option.… Read More

Happy New Year!

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We want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year! We would also like to pause for a moment to say thank you for all the ways you have helped Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, Orphan’s Heart and The Porch Light make 2015 count for children.

Here are just five of the many reasons we are grateful for you!… Read More

Give HOPE this Christmas!

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Much like your own children or grandchildren, the children in our care are anticipating the arrival of Christmas day! That is why it brings us such great joy when we are able to provide abundantly for our children, most of who have received very little during their lives!

This Christmas at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, there are children in our care who have tremendous physical and emotional needs.… Read More

Her mother withheld food as a punishment.

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To see Isabella’s* bright smile today, you might not imagine what she has been through in her short 10 years of life. Isabella endured unimaginable trauma at home. At the worst point of the cruelty, her mother would withhold food from her as punishment. In addition to the physical abuse, her mother would tell her that she was ugly and that no one would ever want her.… Read More

When she arrived, she could barely read

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Many of the precious children who arrive at Florida Baptist Children’s Homes are behind academically. We work diligently with each child to prepare them for the school year with the required school supplies and new clothes, provide necessary tutoring and increase their confidence through the word of God. The school year is approaching and we need your help!Read More