Testimonials


Adoption

Kevin is Available for Adoption

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Kevin is a 16 year old boy with blond hair and blue eyes. He has been in foster care for eight years. He is spunky, outgoing, and full of energy. He is friendly with others. He loves music and loves to sing and dance... ... [more]

Love Perseveres

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

When I first met Anna, I transported her from a psychiatric hospital to a residential facility. During our trip, she opened up about how her mom’s boyfriend did bad things to her and her mom didn’t believe her.... ... [more]

Ministry in Spite of Obstacles

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

I want to tell you about a fantastic person, Matthew Creath, and a ministering church, Parkway Baptist. Matthew is the minister of Administration and Education at Parkway Baptist Church... ... [more]

Sophia is Available for Adoption

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Sophia is a cheerful, curious sometimes shy 15yo girl who can’t wait to find her forever family!  She desires a home where she feels safe, where she can be loved and  experience traditions and celebrate milestones... ... [more]

Counseling

Helping Clients through Tele-therapy

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

It has been a month of quick changes, more changes, and adjustments, as everyone comes to an acceptance of our new reality.... ... [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]

Answered Prayers!

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Answered Prayers! Our Foster Parents are active in their churches which is a great way for our children to be fed spiritually and learn about our loving heavenly father... ... [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]

God Has a Plan!

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Sammy, Gabe and Jenny were place in foster care when their parents were not able to care for them and keep them safe. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have a special calling from God to foster sibling groups so when Sammy, Gabe and Jenny were placed... ... [more]

Ministering during a Crisis

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Although a “shelter in place” order has been in effect for several weeks now, the work and ministry of the Children’s Home is still happening every single day.... ... [more]

New Normal

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

About the time COVID-19 was beginning to rear its ugly head and change everything that we call “normal”, I was assigned five home studies... ... [more]

Pray for our Foster Parents

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Fostering is very difficult. One of our single foster parents became overwhelmed with the behaviors of the children she fostered and was drained of her ability to care for own well-being while during that time. ... [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]

Profession of Faith

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

At MBCH CFM we are blessed to have Christian Foster Parents who have the freedom to share the good news of Jesus with the children in their homes.... ... [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]

Freedom

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Recently we had an 11-year-old girl come to our Freedom 43:19 Human Trafficking Rescue program. She had gone through several bouts of homelessness. Since coming to Freedom, our staff have been working diligently to help her recapture her childhood ... [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]

Way to go Cassandra!!

Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Cassandra has been in the Human Trafficking Adult Program for over a year. When Cassandra was bought to MBCH, she had been rescued from trafficking and was currently using Methamphetamine... ... [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]

God Will Not Forsake You

The LIGHT House

Tatyana came to The LIGHT House Maternity Home through the assistance of a local police officer. She had been staying at a temporary homeless shelter but was 21 weeks pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy.... ... [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]

Walking By Faith

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Amanda is a single mother of three children, ages ten, eight, and eight months. Following the birth of her third child she knew she needed a job to sustain the livelihood of her family.... ... [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]

Congratulations Graduate!!

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Angela is an 18-year-old who did an excellent job in working towards her high school diploma.  She was behind in credits and was set to graduate in December of 2020... ... [more]

Every Blessing is an Opportunity

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

When children/youth come into state custody due to abuse/neglect, our job is to try to minimize the trauma they have already experienced. One huge way to do that is when we can locate a relative where the child can be placed. ... [more]

Fun in the sun

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

If we believe there can be a silver lining even in such a tragedy as COVID-19, one of those may be taking more time to be outside and to play more inside and outside.... ... [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]

Staff

Andy Kirk

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"The last few weeks have been difficult, a major challenge but I'm still here working with our teenage boys in our residential program. We're working to make a lasting difference in their lives..." ... [more]

Don Wilson

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"2 Timothy 1:7 says 'For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of sound mind..." ... [more]

Dustin McGuire

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"Week after week our staff have come in and continued to work just like in Colossians 3:23."   ... [more]

Haylee Nix

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"Thank you so much for all the prayers, support and things you've given us so far we really appreciate it. It's a challenging time right now and I know all of our clients and staff are eager to..." ... [more]

Jackie Williams

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"Our work and our mission is what drives our motivation. Our mission at Missouri Baptist Children's Home is to serve God by meeting the needs of children, youth and families to make a lasting difference in their lives." ... [more]

Jessica Martin

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"During this time of being quarentined together on campus, this have given us many opportunities to further connect and build bonds that will help us make a lasting difference in their lives." ... [more]

Joy Stevens

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"It is with your prayers and support that we are able to continue to minister and make a lasting difference in the lives of these children and families..." ... [more]

Karen Kovalik

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"We would not be able to minister to our clients without your prayers and support..." ... [more]

Katie Roam

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"It has been a very stressful and difficult time for our kids and especially our staff, but at the same time some really great things are happeneing. With more time at home our kids are given time to just be kids." ... [more]

Kimberly Simmons

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"I know that the Lord has put us all exactly where we are at right now to be his helping hands and feet." ... [more]

Krystal Neal

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"The Lord has given us the opportunity to continue, even during this rough time to serve families through permanencies, adoptions, guardianships and reunifications.." ... [more]

Luke Frank

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"The past few weeks with the COVID-19 pandemic have been very challenging both on myself and the clients as our understood normal has been completely flipped uspide down..." ... [more]

Michael McDaniels

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

"I just want to say how much we appreciate your prayers and support during this challenging and difficult time." ... [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]

Love Finds a Way

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Luke entered our Transitional Living Scattered Sites program in September of 2018 after re-entering care into state custody from another agency.  Luke had become homeless and had been dealing drugs prior to entering our program... ... [more]

Way to go Kelly!

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Kelly never knew her biological father. She had a strained relationship with her mother and step-dad that included physical violence. Kelly eventually was placed in foster care due to her out of control behaviors... ... [more]