Today I know with certainty that 2017 was the most pivotal year in our history for children’s lives being transformed in Florida and around the world.
Children’s bellies were made full.
Families were made strong.
Lives were made whole!
Yet, we know there is one more child who needs our help, a home and his fingers entwined through the chain link. He is on the outside looking in, desperately wanting to be fed like the others.
This is why my wife, Christi, and I share with them the love of Jesus Christ.
Here in Florida, when I think about one more child who is an example of our impact, I think about Libby*. She is a teenager who was not even certain she wanted to live when she arrived at one of our emergency shelters. When Libby arrived, she was guarded and she admittedly had no belief in God. There were days where she even contemplated suicide.
Our staff worked diligently to build a relationship with Libby, and she is beginning to thrive!
Through our Christ-centered services, needs are being met and individuals, to be exact!
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes has combined the brand name that signifies what our primary focus has been for more than 100 years: One More Child.
For the past decade, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes has rapidly expanded to reach one more. What began as a single orphanage in 1904 was the foundation for what is now 25 ministry sites in
Florida and global ministries in 13 countries.
Because of you, we were there when God opened the door to change Libby’s life anding outside the fence longing to be on the inside.
Let’s join together this year and enthusiastically live with the love of Jesus toward one more child.