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A True Calling: From Volunteer to Full-Time Ministry

For Darby Thompson, getting involved in ministry with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH) was a no-brainer.more...

Donor Spotlight: The Keys

In this blog post, we are excited to highlight two of our Hero donors, Chris and Emily Key. Married for thirteen years with three young children, six-year-old twins Kaitlyn and Colton and 16 month old Rosie, the Keys strive to lead well by example.more...

Celebrations All Year: Birthday Parties in Dothan

Martha Vick regularly shares her time and love with our children in care at our Dothan Campus Care home. When Martha first moved to the area, she started attending Hillcrest Baptist Church with her son, and she soon became part of the single adults’ group. At a luncheon they attended, she learned about ministry projects in the area that were available for them to take part in, with one of those being Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH). Until that point, Martha was unaware that our ministry existed in the Dothan area, but after learning about ABCH, she was excited to participate!more...

Following God's Call: A Foster Mom's Heart

This story is written by Wendy Westerhouse, one of our single foster parents from the Oxford area. We hope that her first-hand account of foster parenting with our ministry at Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH) will give you a sweet and honest look at how God is working through His people each day. more...

Blessings at Christmas and Beyond

“I’m a firm believer that if you ask a lot of people to do a little bit of work, you can achieve some pretty cool things,” says Ace McKay, Radio Host at 93.7 WDJC, Birmingham-based Christian music station.more...

Impact By Partnering

Children’s Hope is an orphan-care ministry based in Montgomery, Alabama, and was initiated through First Baptist Church of Montgomery. Led by Andy and Tanya Birchfield, the ministry has three components: adoption advocacy, direct orphan care, and foster care support. In addition to local ministry here in Alabama, Children’s Hope has a strong missions and ministry presence in Jacmel, Haiti, centered around caring for orphans. Work there also includes running a medical clinic and surgical center, as well as keeping strong connections to local pastors to utilize mission teams who assist with evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and much more. more...

Home for Good

At Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH) through our Foster Care ministry, our hope is to reunite every child with their biological parents when possible. Sometimes, however, God’s plan is to give them a new home, and we get to be a part of the miracle of adoption. more...

#GivingTuesday 2017 — A Recap

What an AMAZINGLY sweet day of generosity we experienced yesterday in our fourth year of participating in the global #GivingTuesday effort! THANK YOU for each of your gifts, emails, social media shares, and prayers for our ministry!  Your financial support for our children and families yesterday totaled nearly $329,000—and gifts are still coming in!!!!! WOW! more...

Family Care Dreams

Family Care is a very special program within our ministry that helps single moms and their dependent children with housing and other basic needs during a season of transition. Anyone who has learned a good deal about or served with Family Care could attest to what a blessing it is to everyone involved. And for House Managers Valencia Rhodes Pritchett and Cami Jones who serve on the front lines each day, the heart of this ministry is portrayed in their everyday lives. more...

Answering the Call to Foster

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’” —Martin Luther King, Jr. more...

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