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
Sandra Johnson Recognition (posted 11/13/2017)
Last week at the annual conference held by the Missouri Coalition of Children's Agencies, Sandra Johnson, a treatment foster care specialist on our Lowe-Frillman Campus, was awarded the Dwight E. Branson Direct Care Worker of the Year award. This award is for those who exemplify "mission driven" in their work, serve diverse human conditions and needs, achieve beyond expectations, and demonstrate a generosity with time and talent that inspires children and colleagues alike.
We are very proud of Sandra for this recognition and also for her dedication and commitment to her clients. She is a valued staff member and is an example to all of us who work with her.
Resolutions on Pro-Life Legislation and on Adoption and Orphan Care (posted 11/03/2017)
In the recent annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention, messengers adopted two resolutions for which we are grateful. One dealt with support and appreciation for 2017 pro-life legislation passed in Missouri and the other with adoption and orphan care. In both resolutions, Missouri Baptist Children's Home was mentioned.
I would encourage you to read these resolutions, if you have not already done so, and consider how you might become more involved in pro-life activiteis and adoption and orphan care.
Feel free to contact us if you would like a copy of either or both of these resolutions.
Thank you, Missouri Baptists, for making these strong statements of support for these vital issues in our state.
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!