Monday through Friday at 2:38 p.m. I get the same one-word text. When it comes, I take a deep breath and continue with my work day. When it doesn’t come I begin to feel anxious and worried. The word – “Home” – is sent by my 16-year-old daughter when she gets off the school bus and makes her way safely into the house.
The word “home” can be connected to intense emotions. For some, the emotions are feelings of love, safety, peace, and support. But many children in Georgia find themselves in difficult family situations or transitions that have left them without A Place to Call Home. I am so thankful the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes are providing that place for children in Georgia who need a healthy, loving, and safe home.
In 1872, the women of Georgia played a part in the early beginnings of the ministry. Since that time they have continued to pray, support, and volunteer in many ways at each location. As I travel the state I hear countless stories from women who are investing in the children by teaching life skills, providing scholarships for camps or school, and giving financially to help with the many needs. The Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries is truly a partnership of Georgia Baptists working together to love our children and to provide a healthy home environment.
As we celebrate our Children’s Home Day Offering on Mother’s Day, May 14, my prayer is all Georgia Baptists will give generously as we partner together with the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes to provide children in a need A Place to Call Home.