Download HomeNews - January/February 2023
We begin 2023 by saying “Thank You!” Thank you for meeting needs and changing lives at the Children’s Home.
Thank you first for the Christmas gifts you provided for our children. I wish you could have seen their faces on Christmas morning as they opened the presents you gave. Thank you also for the on-campus parties that brought so much joy to their hearts. Most of all, thank you for providing us with the opportunity to share the true meaning of Christmas with many who have never heard the story of Jesus.
In 2023, with your help, we will continue to provide life-changing, Christ-centered ministries for children and families in need. In March we will open our newest set of HomePlace apartments which will house families who are moving into the final phase of independent living. With this addition, our total number of apartments will be 28. We are so grateful for all who have given to make HomePlace possible.
We also have plans to expand our Compassion for Kids ministry to serve more economically challenged children in North Louisiana. We hope to partner with additional churches to increase the number of those children we serve with our weekend food program and our special events.
One of the greatest opportunities we have to reach the next generation of children in need is through our Connect 1 Child foster care and adoption ministry. Louisiana has between 3,500 and 4,000 children in its foster care system. The goal of Connect 1 Child is to have every child in a loving, Christian home that is supported by a local church.
Our foster care and adoption specialists help churches and Baptist associations develop foster care and adoption ministries for families in their local area. Beginning in February we are touring the state providing the details of this new initiative. We have set aside two Sundays for each month so please call soon to secure your date.
These are exciting days at the Children’s Home. God is opening so many doors to reach more people with His love and the good news of Christ. Thank you so much for your continued support. Together with God we are meeting needs and changing lives in Jesus’ name at your Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. God bless.