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
Can spaghetti send youth to camp?
Brian Baker, pastor of First Baptist Church, Marceline, and a member of the executive board of the Missouri Baptist Convention, told me last week at the executive board meeting that his youth group hosted a spaghetti dinner and raised $800 for Missouri Baptist Children's Home. This will be used to fund eight of our youth to attend summer camp at Baptist Hill in August.
Scholarships are needed to send more youth to camp and we also need cabin leaders and other volunteers. Pray about how you might be involved in this mission activity and check our website for further information.
Celebration of Permanencies
In 2016 you were a partner with us in helping almost 500 children reach permanency. Approximately 40% were reunifications with parents, 20% were through guardianships, and 40% through adoptions.
During the first quarter of this year, we are reporting 43 permanencies. Of these, 15 were reunifications, 4 were guardianships, and 24 were adoptions.
Thank you for helping us either return children to their own homes or helping them find new "forever" homes. Together we are certainly making a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth, and families.