On a cold December day a close friend called to share the need of a 17-year-old young woman that had entered into her life. Marcy* was in a volatile relationship with her single mother, was 10 weeks pregnant, and felt she had nowhere to turn. We began to brainstorm ideas and options to help Marcy face her future with hope.
The Georgia Baptist Children’s Home immediately came to the forefront of our minds. With one phone call the process began. My friend worked alongside the staff and Marcy’s mom on all the necessary details. Marcy took a tour, met new friends, and within two weeks moved into the residential facility for teen mothers.
She had hoped that someday she would have a safe place to live and a chance to do something positive with her life. Marcy’s “someday” began the day she moved to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home.
Marcy’s “someday” began the day she moved to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home.
As I travel the state I always enjoy hearing stories of how Woman’s Missionary Union is supporting The Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. I learn about scholarships that are being provided, school supplies that are being collected, prayers that are being lifted up, and volunteers that are serving in many ways. Last week I talked to a faithful Georgia Baptist woman who volunteers each month to teach the girls how to knit, crochet, and play the piano.
The issues faced by children and teens in 2015 are even more complex than one year ago. But what remains consistent is the priority of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home to provide a Christ-centered, loving, and safe environment for children and teens to thrive.
As we celebrate our Children’s Home Day Offering on Mother’s Day, May 10, my prayer is that all Georgia Baptists will give generously as we partner together with the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home to enable a child’s “someday” to begin today.