“Life Begins Again” 2017 Mother’s Day Offering
April 15 - June 26| Donations
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“Life Begins Again”
2017 BCHFS Mother’s Day Offering
To see a child like Kolten singing and worshiping the Lord fills my heart with unspeakable joy!
A soft-spoken young man with a kind smile and the spirit of a natural leader, his future prospects are virtually limitless. I can only imagine how God will use his gifts as Kolten pursues his dream of becoming a pastor and missionary. Knowing the person he has become, it’s hard to believe there was a time when his life was teetering on the brink of disaster.
Kolten was only thirteen-years-old when he began abusing drugs and participating in a number of illegal activities. Eventually, he found himself in trouble with the law. Though he admits his crimes deserved a harsher penalty, Kolten received a lenient sentence—18 months of court supervision. After failing several drug tests, he was re-sentenced and ordered to Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services.
When Kolten first came into care, it was clear that he did not want to be here. He was uncooperative and emotionally guarded. Our caring staff dedicated themselves to his success, but it was still quite a challenge breaking through the barriers that he had erected. Eventually, his houseparents were able to earn his trust by relentlessly offering him the love and forgiveness of Christ. With their help, Kolten began working hard to turn his life around.
Since coming to BCHFS, Kolten has logged a number of major victories. Though he was failing most of his classes, he is now achieving academically—maintaining A’s and B’s in all of his classes. He was also able to overcome his debilitating drug addiction and has been substance-free for more than a year. Most importantly, in March of last year, he gave his life to Jesus!
Recently, Kolten shared his testimony with our Board of Directors and this is what he had to say about his time at BCHFS: “Throughout my residency, I have experienced the love and leadership that brought me where I am today. If not for the Baptist Children’s Home and the love of Christ, I would undoubtedly be sitting in a cell getting three square meals a day, heading down a path that would lead to worse.”
I want to thank you for your partnership throughout the years. Like us, you have dared to dream of a day when every child in crisis has a success story like Kolten’s. This is a dream we can accomplish together by continuing our shared mission to help one more child.
It is with this in mind that I am writing to ask for your support. Being a privately funded organization affords us the opportunity to make the Gospel message a central part of the services we provide. However, it means that BCHFS depends on the generosity of friends like you in order to continue offering our vital services to those in need.
I ask that you please consider giving generously to this year’s Mother’s Day Offering. With your help, BCHFS can continue to be a place of hope, a place of healing and a place where life begins again.
Baptist Children’s Home
and Family Services