By Kathy Mims
The Georgia Baptist Children’s Home is a place I had “heard of” for years and, like many others, assumed it was a place for children who were orphans or growing up in troubled homes. About 12 years ago my church began serving one week each summer at Camp Hawkins, a residential camp for children and young adults with developmental disabilities sponsored by the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.
My involvement with Camp opened the door for me to get involved as a trustee for the Children’s Homes, which has opened my eyes to all the ministries provided by them today.
Children and families served today come battered and broken; defiant and distrustful; rejected and rebellious; homeless and hopeless! They have no place to call Home: A place where one lives. A place where one likes to be. A place of love, comfort, and rest.
The Children’s Home is a place where healing and hope can be found as children and families experience love, care, and guidance from staff and volunteers being the heart and hands of Christ. It is their Place to Call Home for a season! And our prayer is that it will lead all those served to a relationship with Jesus Christ, securing for themselves an eternal home with Him.
I encourage you to join me in supporting the life-changing work of the Children’s Home through your financial gifts and prayers. The work they do is important! The support we give to their work is important! Help make a difference in the lives of many who need a place to call home!