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February 12, 2019
Prayer changes things - mainly us


Maw Maw was a praying person. I remember as a child visiting at summer vacation and walking by her bedroom, peeping through the cracked door, seeing her sit on the side of her bed with head bowed. Her lips moved intently. Her brow crunched intensely. Sometimes she smiled, and sometimes tears ran down her cheeks. Her prayer times were not quick, passing events. They were dedicated times when she poured everything out until nothing was left.Mom was a praying person. Late, after everyone in the read more

 

February 6, 2019
[The Best of 2018] Greater Vision impacts community


Charity & Children's Top Stories In 2017, the Tucker Greater Vision Outreach Ministry (GVOM) began making a difference even before the new ministry’s permanent location was constructed –– many of the 9,393 lives helped in GVOM’s first three months of operation experienced loss due to Hurricane Matthew. Today, GVOM, whose purpose is to offer resources to families searching for support and stability, is fully operational at its Thomasville headquarters and has created a network of corporate and read more

 

February 5, 2019
[The Best of 2018] NCBAM'S outreach increases


Charity & Children's Top StoriesNorth Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) launched eight new educational workshops, three new programs (Disaster Preparedness, Home Safe Home, The Heart of the Caregiver), and added a third CareAble curriculum (Servant Volunteers in Action). The Call Center experienced a 27% increase in calls and a 44% increase in needs met. Seventy calls were handled during hurricanes Florence and Michael.A check of $10,000 from Fancy Finds helped 40 churches build ramps read more

 

February 4, 2019
Every child deserves sweet dreams!


The boys lived in a TENT. Jacob and Jonah had no bed. They had no home. The brothers and their pregnant mother had lost their home and moved from motel to motel until money ran out. The family had no choice but to live in a tent. They bathed in a nearby creek and cooked over a campfire. Jacob and Jonah’s situation was desperate until the boys came to Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). “I have my own BED!”Those were Jacob’s words when his cottage parents showed the brothers their bedroom. “Excited” read more

 

February 3, 2019
From the darkness of abuse to the lights of Times Square


Shawn’s teen birth parents wanted their son to have a good life. The unwed couple believed adoption was the one thing they could do to help guarantee a bright future for the boy. Shawn’s mother turned to the Baptist Maternity Home in Asheville and Shawn was adopted after his birth in 1972.“I’m convinced if they had known what my life was to become, they would have never put me up for adoption,” forty-six-year-old Shawn Fitchett says. “But how could they have known?”Shawn’s adoptive mom and dad read more

 

January 30, 2019
[The Best of 2018] Friendships bring blessings to children


Charity & Children's Top StoriesChurch and community relationships have resulted in new friendships and support for BCH’s children and families. The Broyhill Home Barbecue Festival, an annual, volunteer-driven event led by Ninevah Baptist Church in Waynesville, raised more than $41,000. The Ride to Clyde motorcycle charity ride, led by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, brought in $55,000. And the Hope in Style back-to-school style show, bringing together business and community read more

 

January 29, 2019
Hannah finds hope in woods, wildlife and the Word


It’s only ten minutes until lunchtime. Sixteen-year-old Hannah smells the mouth-watering aroma of cube steak, potatoes and fried squash being prepared by the cook staff when suddenly Chief Tina bursts through the back door of the Chuckwagon.“We caught a glass lizard!” she exclaims.Hannah hurries to join the rest of her group, the Pioneers, as they examine the greenish reptile. The discovery becomes an impromptu learning experience. The girls note the texture of the lizard’s underbelly and the read more

 

January 25, 2019
[The Best of 2018] Family Foster Care ministry grows


Charity & Children's Top StoriesA rising BCH ministry is Family Foster Care. In addition to the cottage homes BCH provides to children, dedicated couples are coming forward and opening up their homes to hurting children. BCH comes alongside the couples providing training and the support needed for their homes to be licensed.Several churches are partnering to provide support and community for the children fostered by families in their congregations. Family Foster Care is a natural complement to read more

 

January 23, 2019
Vision to help struggling families at heart of new outreach ministry


Sara Becker, manager of Greater Vision Outreach Center, says the Center is a place of hope and acceptance. “A place like this must be a place where God is lived out before our clients, volunteers and community partners. When we act the way Jesus would act, we become His hands and feet. It’s the way we choose to do everything. It is who we are.”Mornings begin with the Center’s staff and volunteers gathering for prayer. The team discusses their day –– goals and challenges. Prayer concerns are read more

 

January 21, 2019
[The Best of 2018] Hurricane causes damage


Charity & Children's Top StoriesHaving barely recovered from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, BCH once again sustained major damage. Hurricane Florence displaced children from Kennedy Home in Kinston, Odum Home in Pembroke, Cameron Boys Camp, and Camp Duncan. Kennedy Home was hardest hit as 19 of its 23 buildings were impacted.McNeill Home at Indian Beach also sustained damage and trees toppled at Mills Home in Thomasville hitting two buildings. Recovery efforts, including read more

 

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