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December 11, 2017
"We'd like cowboy boots for Christmas ... ones like our daddy wears."

This was the answer five-year-old Andrew gave his cottage parents when they asked what he and his twin brother Adam wanted for Christmas last year.Christmas can be a hard time for the boys and girls in our care. Even though many come from abusive homes, they still miss their families. Little Andrew and Adam came to us dirty, tired and sad. But despite all of their heartaches, they were thinking about their daddy. When Christmas arrived and the twins unwrapped Christmas toys, their eyes grew big read more


December 11, 2017
Double your end-of-year gifts before January 31

Give now through the end of January and your gift will be doubled. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000. Give a gift of $50 to be a Christmas sponsor for a child and it will be doubled to $100 –– a cottage sponsor’s gift of $600 becomes $1,200. What better gift to give a friend or business associate than to honor them with a gift that blesses a child. BCH notifies honorees with a card and sends a gift acknowledgment receipt to you. Consider a gift of cash or a gift of read more


December 7, 2017
The family is part of God's plan

This is the second of two columns offering hope for today's families.It is the powerful pull of family members toward each other that keeps our society from simply flying off the face of the earth under the centrifugal forces of a culture spinning out of control.With all the negatives, is there still hope for families? Yes! I’m genuinely enthusiastic about today’s families. I believe they can soar. Here are a few reasons for my optimism.The Family is God’s creation. Who would give up hope in read more


December 7, 2017
Briana happy to be a part of Scarberry "forever family"

This Christmas is going to be like no other for 19-year-old Briana. First, she is celebrating the holidays in West Virginia. Next, she will be helping decorate her new home. Accustomed to small gatherings at Christmas, this holiday she will be taking part in multiple family gatherings where large amounts of food will be served –– “the likes of which she has never seen.” This Christmas,Briana is beginning a new life with herformer houseparents Tina and Doug Scarberry.Briana lived at Baptist read more


December 5, 2017
Wish lists of hope and love

As I traveled recently, I noticed how evident that Christmas is almost upon us. Towns, big and small, have dressed their streets for the holiday –– lights, wreaths and banners shout Christmas is coming!Christmas shopping has commenced. There are signs in the stores telling us how many days are left to find that perfect gift. It is a time filled with excitement, joy and hope.One Wednesday evening as I entered the church where I would be speaking, I was transported to another place and time. read more


December 2, 2017
Odum Home's event celebrates love and legacy

Odum Home in Pembroke has served as an anchor to the Robeson County community for three quarters of a century. It has weathered ups and downs since its beginnings, but like the hundreds of children and families it has served, Odum Home has not only persevered but thrived.Today, Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) third oldest location has reached its milestone 75th anniversary. Community leaders, staff members, friends, and current and former residents came together on Saturday, October 28, to read more


November 30, 2017
Pauline finds a safe home and future at Odum Home

Four years ago, Pauline came to Odum Home.As a child, Pauline was very active, always on the go. In school, that translated into behavior issues. To improve her focus, doctors prescribed medication. Pauline says, “I never felt like I needed that.”“I was staying with my aunt, and things were good. Then middle school happened.” Pauline recounts acting out, getting in trouble at school, and letting grades drop. Before long, her aunt found it difficult to keep up with her.“She wanted the best for read more


November 23, 2017
God makes us fit for the calling

The races on the playground of my elementary school were legendary. The winner’s accolade was bragging rights as the “fastest” runner and was fiercely sought after.“Let’s race!” would sound and a group of schoolmates mustered between two trees which always served as the starting line. The course went around the big slide at the far end of the play area and then made a left going through a narrow gap formed by the monkey bars and a smaller slide. It ended with a long dash back to the trees and an read more


November 20, 2017
Firehouse now serving neighbors

The Burningtown-Iotla Fire and Rescue Station (BIFR) is open and serving 169 properties which includes 126 structures in the station’s district. BIFR is one of two stations that serve 45 square miles and a population of nearly 4,000. The property for the new station was made available through a long-term lease agreement with Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). Drake and Moody Cottages and the Moody Home Ministries Administration Building (the old Moody Farmhouse) are all served by the new read more


November 17, 2017
Families soaring above the clouds

This is the first of two columns offering hope for today's families.Call me irrational, but I’m crazy about families.To negative folks, the troubles facing families of the day loom as big dark clouds, portending evil. To those with a positive outlook, however, the clouds are temporary only obscuring a bright future promising intrigue, challenge and opportunity unlimited.I grant you that raising a family today is not easy; but then, I’m not sure there ever was an easy time. Adam and Eve had read more


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