Providing Hope and Restoration
For 130 years Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has served God by offering Hope and Restoration to children and families who desperately need both. Through our affiliate corporations, MBCH provides a variety of residential and community-based services throughout the state of Missouri.
As you explore all that Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has to offer, we invite you to look for ways that you can become a partner in providing Hope and Restoration to children and families who are hurting.
Thoughts from the President
By: Russ Martin
Sanctity of Life (posted 01/17/2019)
National Sanctity of Life Day is an observance declared by several United States Presidents typically proclaimed on or near the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. The day this year is Tuesday, January 22. Many churches will observe Sanctity of Life Sunday on January 20. Of course, every day should be a sanctity of life day.
Life is a precious gift from our God. He knew us before we were even born. He created us to be His child and He formed us to do good things.
Humans reflect the image of God (Genesis 1:27)
The punishment of death was applied to those who take another's life because God values human life (Genesis 9:6)
God gives life before birth and cares for the unborn (Psalm 139:13-16)
God has a purpose and calling for individuals even before we are born (Jeremiah 1:5 and Luke 1:15)
God gave us life and has a plan and purpose for every life. But not everyone has the same respect and dignity for life that God desires. We live in a broken and fallen world and too often we let that world dictate our actions and infringe on our moral code as to what is right and what is wrong. Rather than using God's Word as our authority, we have instead allowed others to force their sense of morality and their interpretation of fairness on society.
You might be interested to know that last year we were priviliged to serve 194 mothers and 118 babies in the pregnancy services of MBCH Children and Family Ministries and The LIGHT House across the state. Thank you for joining hands with us as we make a difference in the lives of these precious children of our God.
Making a Difference (posted 12/03/2018)
Do you ever wonder if you are making a positive difference in the world? Do you ever ask yourself why did God put me here? I expect most of us go through a time or two in our lives when we ask ourselves one or both of these questions. Let me assure you that you are making a difference. As you pray for the ministries of MBCH and as you provide financial support, you are touching the lives of many for the cause of Christ. Let me illustrate.
Following are some statistics on the lives that were being touched at the end of November through the various ministries of MBCH and The LIGHT House:
Number of children in residential beds: 81
Number of children in treatment foster homes: 82
Number of children being served in family foster care: 251
Number of pregnancy services in-home clients: 97
Number of clients enrolled in outreach program (not counting those in residential services): 42
Number of licensed foster homes being maintained (including relative homes): 308
Number of home studies in process: 290
Total number: 1,151
And this does not include the family members of the clients whose lives were also being touched.
As we enter this Christmas season, let each one thank our God for the gift of His Son and for the opportunity He has given us to minister to the least of these in His name. Thank you making a difference!