Many lives ‘saved’ through Baptist Children’s Homes
    October 31 2017 by Milton A. Hollfield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

    For more than 130 years, the ministry of the Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) of North Carolina has been saving children out of desperate situations and providing them with a loving and stable environment in which they can live and grow.
     
    Along the way, many of these children are introduced to the life-changing message of the gospel and come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
     
    Appropriately, the theme of this year’s BCH annual offering is “Saved,” based upon Luke 19:10.
     
    I recently had the opportunity to watch a promotional video for this year’s offering which recounts the story of a 9-year-old boy who rescued his two younger sisters from an abusive family situation.
     
    Early one morning while their mother and stepfather were still sleeping, the boy packed a bag and took his sisters by the hand and led them away from their home.
     
    Some time later, a police officer discovered the boy and his sisters walking along the road.
     
    The young boy begged the officer to take them to foster care.
     
    “We can’t live with our mom and stepdad anymore,” the boy explained. “They beat us and they starve us, and my stepdad pulls my little sister’s hair out.”
     
    A few hours later, those children were brought to the BCH where they found a home free from the abuse and trauma they had experienced up until then.
     
    Soon those siblings were introduced to the unconditional love of Christ by their house parents, and the big brother who had saved his sisters found his own Savior by entrusting his life to Christ.
     
    In 2016 alone, 147 children and individuals had their lives eternally changed like this young boy by being introduced to Jesus through the ministries of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.
     
    We give glory and praise to God for the testimonies of how He has worked to draw these individuals to Himself.
     
    We also thank you, North Carolina Baptists, for your faithful prayers and generous financial support of BCH’s ministries.
     
    Please join me again this year in praying for the BCH’s annual offering and considering how you and your church might participate.
     
    A special week of prayer for the offering has been designated from Nov. 12-19, and this year’s offering goal is $1.5 million.
     
    Your gifts are making an eternal impact and are resulting the lives of children and others being saved both in the here and now, as well as for all eternity.
     
    If you would like more information on the ministries of the BCH and the annual offering, please visit bchoffering.org.
     
    There you will find additional resources and promotional materials for this year’s offering.
    Also, I encourage you to watch and consider showing the video of how the 9-year-old boy rescued his sisters from their abusive home and found hope at the Baptist Children’s Homes.
     
    It is available at bchnc.org/bchsaved.
     
    For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” – Luke 19:10 (NKJV).
     

    10/31/2017 8:34:53 AM by Milton A. Hollfield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments




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