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February 13, 2018
The numbers resound God's faithfulness

The numbers have been tallied, and what they reveal is a testament to the mighty working of God and the commitment of His people.A record number of individuals were impacted through the many ministries of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) in 2017. From the tiniest to most aged, from Murphy to Manteo, and all points in between, care and compassion were offered in the name of Jesus. BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell, who marks his 35th anniversary in 2018, said that last year stands out among read more


February 10, 2018
True love knows no boundaries

Love. One dictionary describes love as a “strong affection” or “warm attachment” for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. Psychologist often refer to “love” as an emotional state. The world is full of descriptions and wonderful stories about love. Love is the subject of many poems, songs and pieces of literature.However, I believe no words are more instructive or more true than The Apostle Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 13: “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; read more


February 7, 2018
Jackie focuses on her dreams

Much has changed for Jackie from the moment she and her four sisters first walked through the door of Mills Home’s administration building to when she walked across the auditorium stage to receive her high school diploma. It’s only been one year between these two life-changing events but everything is now different for the 18-year-old.“My little sisters were holding onto me that first day,” Jackie recalls. “They see me as their protector –– and I kind of see them as my kids.”Jackie was often a read more


February 7, 2018
Children's Homes extends hope through a variety of ministries

The reach of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) extends through numerous ministries. Each Christ-centered service meets the needs of those who may feel overwhelmed and are grasping for hope and a future.Caring homes for children. Residential care for children is provided for boys and girls ages infant to 21. The children live with professionally-trained child care workers (cottage parents) in a Christian, family environment. When the family is involved, BCH’s case managers work with family members read more


February 6, 2018
Become a "Sweet Dreams" Bed Sponsor

"These are my angel friends. I don't know them but they watch over my bed."These are the precious words of Ella, a seven-year-old girl who has found a safe home at Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). One day, a group of visitors was taking a tour of Ella’s cottage where she lives with her cottage parents and the other children. Ella proudly showed the group her bedroom and pointed out the bed sponsor plaques that hang by her bed. Each plaque bears the name of a bed sponsor, or in Ella’s words, the read more


February 3, 2018
How did you make a difference in 2017?

Can you feel it?Place your hand on your chest. Feel the rhythm of your heart. On an average of 80 beats per minute, the heart beats a staggering 42,048,000 times in a year. Life courses through your body with every beat.Our hearts are not so different from what's at the core of Baptist Children's Homes (BCH). We are many ministries (more than a dozen, in fact) beating with one purpose. It's a rhythm of hope that stretches across North Carolina and beyond. From the tiniest baby rescued to the read more


February 1, 2018
28: Day Challenge: One act of kindness a day

Do you remember the Beatles song Eight Days a Week? Eight days a week, I love you, eight days a week, is not enough to show I care.The 1964 hit was the band’s seventh number 1 single on the Billboard charts. Okay, so if eight days a week is not enough to show we care, maybe 28 days is the perfect amount of time. Throughout the month of February, will you care enough to be bold and to take my “28 Day Challenge!”I recently read a story of a family who makes it a point to have dinner together each read more


January 26, 2018
Children's numbers scale new heights in 2017

The needs of North Carolina children remained great this past year as Baptist Children’s Homes’ (BCH) statewide homes stayed full or near capacity. Children are now living at BCH for longer periods of time in a trend that has shifted from 2016. A rise in abuse and neglect, often due to the nation’s growing opioid crisis, has resulted in children remaining longer in the safe, stable setting BCH offers. One measurement the nonprofit uses to analyze the need is called “days of care.” A day of care read more


January 22, 2018
NCBAM's Influence Recognized

North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) received both regional and international attention in 2017. The ministry received the 2017 Outstanding Community Service Award for North Carolina from the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging. This award recognizes an agency that has made positive contributions in the lives of older people. In June, NCBAM’s director, Dr. Sandy Gregory, spoke at the 7th International Conference on Aging and Spirituality in Chicago. NCBAM also added new read more


January 18, 2018
Orphanage experiences growth as needs rise

Guatemala children continue to find refuge at the Good Shepherd Children’s Home. The orphanage in Quetzaltenango rescues boys and girls of all ages who are victims of the country’s poverty that leaves boys and girls abandoned and/or parentless. Opportunities are being explored with Christian churches in the regionto provide long-term homes for many of the children. Some of the older children have received scholarships to a Christian schoolin the area. An additional cottage, made possible through read more


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