Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Will You Pray For Us?

Praise:

  • We have been working with a mom to be reunited with her two sons who are in state custody.  The last barrier was finding housing which she has located!  Please pray that everything goes as planned so she can move soon and be reunited with her boys. (CFM)

Staff:

  • James Morrow's (VP Foundation) father-in-law was admitted to the hopital with COVID-19, pneumonia, and congestive heart failure.  He is in the COVID-19 ICU unit near his home in Texas.  He has complicating health conditions that make this especially frightening for the family.  Please be in prayer for all of them.
  • Please pray for continued protection for our Community-Based staff as they continue to minister to children and families during COVID-19.  Please also pray for our Residential staff as new clients are admitted that all will stay safe and healthy.
  • Please pray for our staff who provide care and concern to children and youth who have experienced trauma (sometimes severe) due to abuse/neglect.  Secondary trauma is the stress resulting from helping a traumatized person.  Symptoms of secondary trauma are similar to those of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).  Please pray that our staff will be sustained by God's Spirit as they minister to others.  
  • Please pray for several openings that we have in the agency at our Springfield Office, Hutchens Campus in Mt. Vernon, and Lowe-Frillman Campus in St. Louis.  Please pray for wisdom as leadership interviews and makes decisions on who to hire.  If you or anyone you know is interested in working with children, please review the openings on our website. 

Clients:

  • A resident requested prayer for her father for complete recovery from cancer. - The LIGHT House

  • A resident requested prayer that her baby will stay healthy. - The LIGHT House

  • A resident has requested prayer for finding a job 

  • Two residents have requested prayer that their babies will remain healthy during this time of COVID-19
  • Please pray for several of our teen girls who are struggling with trauma and self-harming behaviors.  Please pray that they are able to heal, stay safe, and find hope in God who loves them so much.  (CFM)
  • Please pray for a young lady in one of our foster homes who is preparing for adoption and struggling with loyalties to her birth mother.  (CFM)
  • We have a couple of openings at our Developmentally Disabled Services program for adults.  Please pray that we will find a good fit for these openings.  Update:  We have filled one of our openings!   (CFM)
  • One of our teen girls is really struggling and has been hospitalized again.  Pray that the staff know the best way to help her and that just the right forever family is being prepared for her when the time is right. (CFM)

 

Foster Parents: 

  • One of our Foster Homes in Joplin had a family member who was in a car accicent last week and that family member is now with Jesus. Please pray for comfort for this family in their unexpected loss of a loved one.
  • Please continue to pray for one of our Treatment Family Care Foster Parents who has been diagnosed with cancer and is receiving chemotherapy treatment.  Update:  This foster parent is receiving regular chemo treatments and is doing well and depending on God.  Please continue to pray for him.  
  • Please be in prayer for our Treatment Family Care program in Kansas City.  We are in desperate need of more treatment foster care families.  
  • Please pray for foster parents across the state who are taking in new placements to their homes where children/youth may be exhibiting symptoms and/or exposed to someone who has COVID-19.  Please pray for God's protection for these families and that he will provide them peace and calmness during these difficult times.   
  • Please pray for one of our Joplin foster families that had a family member who passed away due to a vehicle accident.  

Misc.:

  • Pray for God to provide the financial resources needed to care for hurting children. Our Regional Representatives are currently unable to speak personally in churches or make visits to donors.
  • Pray for children who are at greater risk of abuse during these days when families are under great stress.
  • COVID-19: Pray that God will intervene in the global pandemic and bring healing to our world. Pray for individuals and businesses who are struggling financially because of the pandemic. Pray for churches as they find alternative ways to worship and minister.