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October 18, 2017
Seizing Creativity

This column is the final in a series of lessons on creating with intentionality!One of the most creative things I’ve ever done in ministry is start the college outreach at Ridge Road Baptist Church in Raleigh. This was in 1970 when I was 28.I was minister for youth and college students but we had no college students. We had nothing.It started with some freshmen from NC State and from nearby all-female Meredith College. Eventually, we had more than 100 every Sunday. It was hard work – creative read more


October 16, 2017
Maw Lib loves children, is a beacon in a dark world

On September 7, I had the privilege of attending the Western Area Conference (WAC) at Broyhill Home in Clyde. This is always a great event filled with fellowship, encouragement and, of course, great barbecue. Our staff and children prepared for days in anticipation of their guests’ arrival.Friends from churches all across western North Carolina made their way to affirm their love for Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) children. The afternoon was filled with hugs.The first person I saw was BCH’s read more


October 12, 2017
BCH is the "real deal" to volunteers

The WMU from First Baptist Church in Bryson City, led by director Lynn Seay, received this year’s “Friends of Children Award” at the Western Area Conference (WAC) on September 7.Each year, an individual or group is recognized for their dedication and support of the children and families Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) serves through its Western North Carolina locations.“I have been friends with Rita Maddox from their WMU for a longtime,” said Betty Porter, cottage parent at Broyhill Home’s read more


October 9, 2017
Katelyn claims Christ as anchor for hope and a future

Eighteen-year-old Katelyn is reaching a goal. Only weeks ago, she and her cottage father Tim Johnson loaded her things in the cottage van and drove to Mars Hill University in Madison County to move Katelyn into her dorm.“Going to college is important,” Katelyn says. “I finished high school, but I wanted more. My parents didn’t have the education to get a good job. It’s going to be different for me. I’m planning on getting a nursing degree.”Katelyn’s mom and stepfather struggled with drug and read more


October 6, 2017
Morgan receives prestigious Broyhill Founders Award

All of the 58 Western Area Conferences held at Broyhill Home in Clyde over the years have been special. How could they not be? When you bring as many as 1,100 Baptists from across the western part of the state together to celebrate God working in the lives of hurting children and families, plus add gospel music and good barbecue, you are bound to experience something memorable.This year’s event held on September 7 was no exception. Despite the threat of abnormally cool temperatures, folks began read more


October 4, 2017
Runway for Success offers inspiration and opportunities

As older boys and girls at Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) begin to think about the future, friends of the ministry are eager to encourage their dreams through the Thomas H. Davis Runway for Success. Each year, Runway provides a hands-on educational experience for BCH’s children as they consider their futures.This year’s event held on August 1 combined learning opportunities at these businesses: Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, Tar Heel Capital Corporation in Boone, Hollar and Greene Produce read more


October 2, 2017
Community volunteers help children shine

Before stepping back into the classroom this year, children from Mills Home in Thomasville stepped into the spotlight for the annual fashion show Hope in Style on August 26.Community friends, including event lead sponsors Belk and Vanguard Ministries, joined together to raise funds for the boys’ and girls’ daily care and provide them the new back-to-school outfits they modeled at the event.“I can’t tell you how much fun it is for our store employees to do this for the children,” said Laura read more


September 30, 2017
Brave boy leads sisters to safety and a new home

Note: Jake’s story is written in the nine-year-old’s voice. The story is real, but the names of the children are changed due to the sensitivity of their situation.Have you ever wished you could fly? I have. I dream about it all the time.My Superman t-shirt is pretty old. Even though I’m nine years old now, it still fits me. I put it on with the cape I made and go outside to play.I run, close my eyes and jump as I high as I can! It feels like I’m flying.When I stop running, I always look to see read more


September 28, 2017
Have you ever wished you could fly? I have.

Editor's Note: Nine-year-old Jake dreamed of flying away to some safe place.I used to dream about flying all the time – I dreamed of being like Superman. I was always strong. My sister and I would run around the yard, laughing and playing.I would reach out my arms and jump. It was so much fun.But it didn’t last.Did your parents ever get angry? My step-dad did. . .a lot. And mom, she never seemed to care. I used to dream that I could fly so far away and never have to hear him yelling ever again. read more


September 27, 2017
Have you ever wanted to be a hero?

The boys and girls at Baptist Children's Homes (BCH) have experienced so much heartache in their young lives. They need someone, like you, they can count on. You can be a child's hero by becoming a HOPE Champion.HOPE Champions have the power to meet the needs of the most vulnerable children in North Carolina. They are partners in our mission to protect boys and girls in crisis and to share Christ's love with them. They are passionate about giving children HOPE - Healing, Opportunity, Provision read more


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