Dr. Haag: Rejoice!

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I will remember 2017 as a year where the fruits of the labor of many remarkable people, businesses and churches blossomed into a beautiful picture of God’s promises and the hope that we are able to provide One More Child.

When Hurricane Irma ripped through our state with devastating force, we covered children and families with protection.… Read More

REJOICE with exceeding great joy!

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When they saw the star, they REJOICED with exceeding great joy.
Matthew 2:10 [KJV]

When God calls us to look upon brokenness, oftentimes it is easier to turn away from it. But once our eyes lock with theirs, there comes a responsibility to act. These children’s faces, along with God’s command to serve the orphan, drive me and Florida Baptist Children’s Homes forward to relentlessly help One More Child.… Read More

#GIVINGTUESDAY: The Why

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If a colorful light turned on in your home every time you had an opportunity to make a difference on #GivingTuesday, the whole entire world would light up like a Lite Brite for 24 hours!

When you delightfully create magic on the black paper backdrop of the classic toy it’s amazing how even one or two missing lights can take away the beauty of the entire picture or make it feel completely incomplete.… Read More

Be a life-changer!

Danita PetersonSaved Lives, Changed Lives


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

RJ WaltersEvents, Saved Lives, Changed Lives

We are asking all of our friends and partners to provide life-changing meals for children – ONE MILLION MEALS in fact through our Journey to #OneMillionsMeals on Facebook from October 27-31 – because we must meet the basic needs of children to be able to meet their most profound, spiritual 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?

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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