Providing Hope and Restoration
For 130 years Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has served God by offering Hope and Restoration to children and families who desperately need both. Through our affiliate corporations, MBCH provides a variety of residential and community-based services throughout the state of Missouri.
As you explore all that Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has to offer, we invite you to look for ways that you can become a partner in providing Hope and Restoration to children and families who are hurting.
Thoughts from the President
By: Russ Martin
MBCH Moments (posted 08/14/2017)
As part of our church/community engagement strategy in our long-range plan, we have recently posted three MBCH Moments on our website (under Galleries and then Video and then MBCH Moments). These are the first of what we plan will be several to help families deal with situations that most of us confront from time to time.
These three are on: Limits and Choices, Saying Yes, and Transitions.
I would encourage you to review them, think how you might use them in your church during an announcement time or other means, and let us know what you think. Also, suggestions for future topics are most welcome.
Summer Camp (posted 07/27/2017)
Just a reminder that our summer camp is next week at Baptist Hill for our children in our therapeutic group homes and our treatment foster care homes. We also have a retreat in Branson for our pregnancy services clients (both MBCH Children and Family Ministries and The LIGHT House) coming up.
I would ask you to lift both these events up in your prayers that the Holy Spirit will work in the lives of the campers, those attending the retreat, the voluneers, and the staff. May He do grand and glorious things to make a lasting difference in each one's life.
Tacos and Camp (posted 06/21/2017)
I recently posted a blog about FBC Marceline youth hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise money for scholarships for our MBCH camp. I don't know if that inspired the youth goup at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, but that group held a taco fundraiser for camp and sent over $1,000 as a result of that event.
Thank you, youth groups, for taking the initiative to help us fund camp this year for our children and youth. It is truly appreciated and helps us to make a lasting difference in their lives.
Client Testimony (posted 06/01/2017)
You may have seen this on our Facebook page, but in case you don't follow us there, I want to share with you a testimony of a recent client in our Freedom 43:19 (human trafficking rescue) program.
"Even though life was rough there in the beginning, Missouri Baptist Children's Home is and always will be my home. But more than just living there, the safe home I first entered into for about a year really challenged me in life, helped me grow and showed me what love is. It was my first time having my own bed that wasn't vandalized, and my own room with a door. It was the first place I could shower and eat freely and worship Jesus and go to church as much as I want. I was challenged in my faith and relationships. I got free counseling two times a week and group therapy. I love you all, thank you for shaping who I am today. You guys gave me a second chance at life and I am so grateful."
It is only because of our faithful supporters that individuals like this one is given hope and restoration. Thank you for being partners with us in our ministries.