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Superhero September!

HERO

One who typically displays courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

During the month of September, we are highlighting a few individuals and groups around our ministry who embody the spirit of a hero and inspire all of us to be excellent in what we do for God’s glory. You may not see them in capes or masks, but we think of these people as superheroes! There are certainly many other “superheroes” we could highlight as well, but we hope that this month will just provide a little window into the Gospel-driven lifeblood of our ministry. 

God is doing so much through ABCH! We are excited to share these stories with you, and to see which new heroes rise next!

 

2017 HERO SPOTLIGHTS

FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Heroes Without Capes //  A sneak peek into our Fall edition of Lifeprints, read our ABCH President's thoughts about many of the superheroes of our ministry and how he saw these characteristics first-hand at our annual Camp of Champions.

BILL & DANI-GA CHESTER

A Sweet Season //  For eight years, house parents in Mobile, Bill and Dani-Ga Chester, have lived out our mission to provide Christ-centered care for more than 100 children. 

JASON & CASEY ASKEW

Answering the Call to Foster // Jason and Casey Askew have significantly impacted the lives of six children in the Oxford area through ABCH. 

FAMILY CARE

Family Care Dreams // Our Family Care ministry continues to provide hope and healing for our moms and children in care. Read how  lives are being significantly impacted by our Family Care team.

UNITE 2017

UNITEd for Christ // This summer, Shelby Baptist Association held their first annual UNITE event, serving 22 sites all across Shelby County! Read how our Family Care home in Alabaster was blessed by their efforts with youth and adult volunteers from Riverside Baptist Church.

CALVARY BAPTIST 

Sincere Hearts for our Kids // Dothan volunteer, Rhoda Weber, shares about her times with our children in Campus Care. Our friends at Calvary Baptist Church in Dothan truly love our kids as their own. 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FAIRVIEW

Serving on the Greens // What began with the men of the church now involves everyone at FBC Fairview, as they are entering the 14th year of the Kris Banister Memorial Golf Tournament—now with over $100,000 raised to help our children in Decatur! 

 

Superhero Archives

Several stories are shared throughout “Superhero September” that demonstrate how courageous men, women, and yes, even children, have been pointing our kids to the Ultimate Hero, Jesus Christ. The selfless ways they love, through parenting, counseling, sacrifice, or support in various forms—these are the kinds of heroism that our world could stand to see much more often.

 

2016 HERO SPOTLIGHTS

TED

The Journey Continues //  Ted Embry, a faithful man dedicated to the ministry of ABCH, has given his time and effort to the calling of God in his life for the past 31 years. 

JAMISYN

Jamisyn's Dream //  Seven-year-old Jamisyn had a dream of helping kids in need—it came true, and it continues to be a way that he, his family, church, and community come together to help our kids. 

WATER WAY OF ALABAMA

Helping Kids, Bottle by Bottle //  Not only does Water Way provide water at our biggest events, but President Bill Josey also supports ABCH personally and encourages other business leaders to get involved. 

CHALKHEAD BAPTIST CHURCH

A Called Community  //  Chalkhead Baptist Church members and staff have embraced many levels of foster care in their church. From prayer and financial support to opening up their homes to children in need.

THE LEWIS FAMILY

Becoming a Foster Family //  Despite 30 days of tears and other hard days, the Lewis family knew they were called into foster care, and what a wonderful blessing awaited through the life of little Mia! 

 

 

2015 HERO SPOTLIGHTS

ELLA

Ella's Birthday //  We love seeing kids help other kids. Ella showed kindness when she asked that the presents she received at her birthday party go to the Children’s Homes instead of to her. 

GREG

Superhero in the Storm  //  For Greg, his determination in making sure his kids were safe was bigger than the ice storm he physically fought against to get there. 

GRAYSON

Super Grayson //  Grayson, an eight-year-old boy, had a passion to help other kids through his lemonade stand. With his earnings, he was able to buy needed supplies for babies with ABCH. 

DAN

Forever Family //  After being married for some time with no children, the Lord blessed Debbie and Dan with children in foster care, whom they were able to adopt into their forever family. 

DANIEL AND MELANIE

Caring in Crisis //  For Daniel and Melanie, being a Shelter Care parent is challenging, but they strive daily to provide a loving and caring home for the kids that come into their care. 

NATHANIAL

Redefining Superheroes  //  Nathanial, an eight-year-old boy with a terminal illness, was one of the biggest superheroes to our kids. Not because of any superpowers he possessed, but because of His love for Jesus and His people. 

 

 

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