Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Will You Pray For Us?

Staff:

  • Please be in prayer for one of our employees whose mother-in-law (to whom the employee was very close) passed away unexpectedly. 
  • Please pray for staff’s ability to have a healthy work life balance. The work that we do with children/youth and families who have experienced trauma is stressful.  May God give our staff peace in times of uncertainty.
  • Please remember Rev. Keith Vawter in your prayers.  Keith had a serious accident last Friday and was in the hospital over the weekend.  He is now home recovering from his injuries.  Keith was one of our regional representatives in the south cental part of the state and he recently retired after 13 years of service to our agency.

 

Clients:

  • Please be in prayer for one of our clients who is pregnant and due next month.  Pray specifically that she will deliver with no problems and that the baby will be healthy.
  • Please pray for our teens who are in residential placements across the state and are not making progress. We believe that they have experienced trauma that has not been resolved. May God bring someone into their lives that will make them feel safe enough to disclose their fears and worries.

 

Foster Parents: 

  • Please pray for one of our single foster parents who has cancer. She is having some financial difficulties due to her illness.  Also, she is not able to have placements while she is receiving treatments which is a disappointment to her.
  • Springfield and Joplin are in need of foster families who will take children with behaviors due to trauma as well as school age children, teens and sibling groups and families who are willing to be foster homes in our Treatment Family Care program which provides care to those children who have moderate to severe challenges, again, due to trauma they have experienced.
  • Please be in prayer for our Treatment Family Care program in Kansas City.  We are in desperate need of more treatment foster care families.  Specifically, please pray that we will have a large turnout at our Informational Meeting set for March 23rd.
  • Please pray for the Family Resource Development program in St. Louis as we bring on a new supervisor and staff.  The Family Resource Department is the work we do to recruit and train Christian families to become foster families.  Please pray for wisdom and endurance as we transition into some expanded work.

 

Misc.:

  • Please be in prayer for those training our Stewards of Children training that begins in the month of February for the Lee’s Summit School District.  This door has opened ever so slightly and we are very hopeful that these first steps will lead to a great response at Lee’s Summit Schools as well as other schools within the local Kansas City area.
  • Please begin praying for the treatment foster families and children/youth in our Treatment Family Care program as well as our staff that will attend our camp (Camp Connect) this summer that they will be strengthened in their faith through this weekend event.