Download HomeNews- September and October 2021
So many good things are happening at the Children’s Home! This past week we opened the new Recreation and Activities Center. The children are already enjoying the pool, the gym, and the renovated game room. A special thanks goes to all who contributed to the project.
This month we are reopening our Minister Care Residential Program. The renovation of Hope Cottage is providing 4 apartments for terminated LBC minister families, IMB missionaries on stateside assignment, and missionaries returning from the field. You can find more details about the program on our website.
Construction continues on Mary’s Place, the last of three family care cottages which are used to support our HomePlace ministry to homeless children and their mothers. We are so thankful for the Roy O. Martin Company and their support for this important project.
Fall is an exciting time at the Children’s Home. The children enjoy playing outside, riding their bikes on campus, going to football games, and more. Fall is also an exciting time of the year because our churches provide all the food our children need through the Fall Food Roundup. You can find the FFR pickup schedule on our website. Thank you so much for meeting that need.
This is also the time of year when our staff presents the Children’s Home Annual Report to churches at their associational meetings. Let me give you a preview of that report. This past year you provided love, care, and hope for over 3,200 children, families, and other individuals. Many of those precious people experienced the joy of salvation in Christ.
Through our residential child and family care ministries we served 113 children and 42 homeless mothers. An additional 195 families received placement referral services.
Our Granberry Counseling centers provided services for 907 clients through 12 offices around the state. Our Minister Care Counseling Program provided 32 Louisiana Baptist minister families with counseling services which were paid through a partnership with the Pastoral Leadership division of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
Christian Women’s Job Corps provided 25 women with educational and job skills training. An additional 137 women were provided with support services. CWJC maintained its partnership with the WMU WorldCrafts project. Our artisans produced over 200 Christian products through that program.
Our Compassion for Kids ministry served over 2,000 economically challenged children and families in northeast Louisiana by providing life essentials; food, coats, shoes, and more. All CFK projects were conducted through partnerships with local Baptist churches and ministries.
Finally, our international ministry, Orphans Embrace, served 26 children at the Children’s Village in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. The children are doing well in the midst of challenging times. Please continue to pray for our work in Haiti.
Thank you again for your life-changing support of these ministries. Through your generous gifts we are able to share God’s love and hope in Christ with those in need. God bless you all.