2013 Mother's Day offering
It’s a known fact that mothers take on many other roles: A nurse, a protector, a taxi driver, a teacher, a friend and someone a child can count on in a time of need.
Sadly, many children in Arkansas don’t have mothers who meet their needs. They don’t have mothers who put them first, above all else. They don’t have mothers who guide and nurture them.
Each year, many of these children enter into the care of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes). They arrive never experiencing the love and protection of a Godly mother.
Fortunately, when children and teens arrive at an ABCHomes campus, they will live with compassionate and caring housemothers that have been called by God to stand in the gap when the children’s biological mothers can’t or won’t fill their role. Housemothers are to the children what mothers are called to be: a cook, a shopper, taxi driver, nurse, comforter, counselor, teacher, to name a few.
Many ABCHomes children see, for the first time, the Christian model mother. It is not unusual that lifelong bonds are established. Just ask Baptist Alumni Jesse and he’ll tell you that his former housemother is “my mom.”
Sarah, a Baptist Home resident, recently told her housemother, “At the Baptist Home, I’ve been blessed and loved in a way I could never have imagined.”
That is why your support is so vital. With help like yours, we can continue to minister to children and teens who need “motherly” love and care and ultimately need the love of Christ. Growing up is easier for our children and teens with the help of generous individuals like you.
Will you help us love and minister to children and families? Our children need you. Can they count on your prayerful and financial support?
Mother's Day is right around the corner. As you prepare to honor your mother, please think about how a gift to ABCHomes would help us to continue to impact the lives of hundreds of children and teens that come into our care each year. This impact can be immediate, generationally and eternally. Donate on line athttp://www.abchomes.org/donate.html
(Please note Mother's Day Appeal)
Arkansas Baptist churches that are promoting the Mother's Day Offering can find clipart here.