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
Lives Being Impacted (posted 10/04/2017)
It is a real encouragement to us when we hear comments from our clients, both current and former, as to what MBCH means to them. I want to share a couple of stories with you so you can rejoice with us as to the positive impact you are having on the lives of children, youth, and families.
Although it is still a few weeks away, we are gearing up for Christmas at MBCH. Kathy Crawley, one of our staff who works in our campus store, recently sent out the Christmas wish list to the cottages on campus. Two of the clients in our Freedom 43:19 (human trafficking rescue program) told staff not to give them anything for Christmas as they had been given so much already. What a joy and privilege to serve these young women and to share with them the messge of hope and restoration.
Today I received a call from Sandy Adams, a retired youth care specialist, who told me of an encounter she had recently while visiting Grant's Farm. She said a man came up to her and asked if she knew him. She responded she did not, and he said he remembered her fondly as he was once a resident in the cottage where she was working. This would have been about 18 years ago. He said he remembered his days at MBCH and how much she and the other staff loved him and cared for him, and that his time at MBCH was some of the best days of his life. He said even though he could be challenging the staff stuck with him and continued to pour out their love and guidance to him.
Thank you for all you do to help make this ministry possible. Together we are making a difference!
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.