Testimonials


Developmentally Disabled

At The Branches, Our Residents are Busy

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

The residents at The Branches, our newest group home for adults with developmental disabilities, are very busy people. All of our residents are employed and work weekdays from 8:00 to 3:30. ... [more]

The Residents at The Branches Welcome Pastor George

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Our campus pastor, Pastor George traveled to the Branches to lead the first chapel service for our clients. The Branches is our newest home for developmentally disabled adults, and the residents were excited to show Pastor George their home. ... [more]

Foster Care

A Foster Family Goes Above and Beyond to Support Their Foster Child

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

The goal for every child that comes into our care is to have a permanent family that works for them. One of our MBCH Foster Families is going above and beyond the foster parent role to make that happen for their foster child. ... [more]

Families are the Best Place for Children to Grow

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

One of the aspects about foster care that surprises people is that we work very hard to reunite each child with his or her biological family. We do this because families are the best place for children to grow and flourish. ... [more]

Foster Parents are Quiet Heros

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Foster parents are quiet heroes. They agree to take on heartbreakingly difficult situations. Such was the case with Linda. She heard, "We have a sibling group of three, all under the age of 3. Can you take them?" ... [more]

Prayer Helped Olivia Find Her Way and Changed Her Heart

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Olivia moved into one of our Treatment Foster Care homes not believing in God. She struggled to get along with pretty much everyone else in her life. MBCH staff met with the family and prayed with them to find the best way forward for Olivia. ... [more]

Human Trafficking Rescue

Back in School and on the Honor Roll

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

When Lori came to us she had a drug addiction, had not been in school consistently over the last several years and was extremely aggressive in her behavior. After being at MBCH, Lori is drug free, and on the honor roll at school. ... [more]

Four Victims of Human Trafficking Are Now Drug Free for Three Months

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

One of the challenges that we face in Freedom 43:19, our Human Trafficking Rescue Program is drug addiction. One of the most common ways the victims of human trafficking are controlled is by getting them hooked on drugs. ... [more]

Making a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Human Trafficking Survivors

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Sometimes we wonder if we are making a difference at all in the lives of the adults of our human trafficking rescue program. Then we talk to some of our clients who have graduated from our program, and we see the importance of this ministry. ... [more]

Pregnancy Services

A Previous LIGHT House Residential Client Shares Her Testimony

The LIGHT House

Latoya, a previous LIGHT House residential client has come and spoken to our participants in the Outreach Program. She shares her testimony of being a young single mom, staying at The LIGHT House, and the challenges she faced. ... [more]

A Southeast Region Mother is Now Sober

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

In our Southeast region we are working with a young mother who has battled drug addiction since her early teens and has just accomplished her tenth month of being sober! She grew up in foster care due to her mother's substance abuse. ... [more]

A Struggling Mother of Four Gets a Job

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Joanie, a young mother of four has struggled financially her entire life. Growing up she was in and out of foster care. The father of her children was recently incarcerated leaving her even more financially strapped without his income. ... [more]

Clients Receive Intensive Prenatal Care and Create a Delivery Plan

The LIGHT House

We often take for granted that a woman needs medical attention during her pregnancy, but for some of the women that we serve this is new information. Alice came into our care late in her pregnancy without ever having seen a doctor. ... [more]

Hope can be as simple as asking a question

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Janie got pregnant in high school and dropped out. She had her baby, but had no way to support her child. Not being able to see any other choices, she was considering giving up custody of her child. ... [more]

I can't end my pregnancy, I love my son

The LIGHT House

When Sandra came to The LIGHT House, staff was empathetic to her situation and showed her unconditional love even though she talked about her plan to terminate her pregnancy if it was determined the baby had the genetic disease. ... [more]

Our Donors Helped a Single Mother of Three

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Sandra is a single mother of three children, the youngest only 5 months of age. She reached out to for help just one month prior to giving birth. Upon meeting her, she was homeless- living out of her vehicle and bathing wherever she could. ... [more]

Residential

A Loving Relationship Can Heal Trauma

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Our staff is always learning new ways to serve the children in our care. In the last year, staff has learned a lot about how trauma affects the brain and how that impacts behavior. ... [more]

Relationships Can Heal Traumatized Lives

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Many times when teenager boys come into our residential program, they have come from backgrounds where they do not seem to fit in. So they have developed walls to keep others out. ... [more]

Reunification

We All make Mistakes

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

We all make mistakes. Unfortunately, sometimes those mistakes are ones that have major consequences. Dana wanted her story to be told to help others see that parents who have made mistakes still love their children and can make changes. ... [more]

Transitional Living

Heading off to College on a Full Scholarship

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

We had a wonderful send off to a young man that successfully graduated from our Transitional Living Program and is headed to a local university with a full scholarship! ... [more]

It's Time For Me to Start Fighting for Myself

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

It was time for me to start fighting for myself. I have come a long way. I am on the verge of graduation, and I had an interview for a job. I know how to do better, I just never wanted to do better. ... [more]