Each quarter, we love to share with you the experience one of our Hero Donors has had throughout their time serving those in our care. This time, we are excited for you to hear from one of our former employees who chooses to support children and families in need in Alabama, even though he lives states away!
At Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCH), our mission is to protect, nurture, and restore children and families through Christ-centered services. In our everyday work, no matter our position, God uses us to touch lives in awesome ways, but we don’t always see it. Every so often though, He is gracious to give us reminders of the importance of our work by drawing attention to the most important impact we can have—the impact on eternity.
Renee Cartlidge has served as our Administrative Assistant in Dothan for nearly three years. She also fostered through DHR for two years, and just adopted two little boys, who are such sweet additions to complete her family of six!
Camp of Champions 2018 was a blast! This year was a huge success, and once again, it was our largest camp ever with 995 attendees (that's 162 more than last year)!
At a recent Board meeting, Family Care mom from Grace’s House of Hope in Mobile, Chereta, was asked if she could share her story with our Board. I met Chereta before the Board meeting. She was quiet and a little nervous, but very polite and pleasant. She sat and waited outside of our Board room while the Board conducted its business.
“Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:36) Amy, a mom at Grace’s House of Hope, our Family Care home in Mobile, clung to this verse in a recent season of life. She says, “I felt it was a spoken Word one night when I was praying really hard.” Amy was facing a difficult choice—she knew she needed to go through a rehabilitation program for a drug addiction, and to do so, meant finding a safe home for her children to live throughout the duration of that program.