news H ME CHILDRENвЂ™S MAY/JUNE 2014 VOL. 52 вЂў No.3 Campus Spotlight page 3 вЂў Ministry Funding Sources page 4 вЂў ChildrenвЂ™s Recognition Banquet page 8 ChildrenвЂ™s Home Sunday вЂў June 8, 2014 A Publication of Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home & Family Ministries Established in 1899, the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing love, care, and hope in Christ to children and families in need. The Children's Home is an agency of the Louisiana Baptist Convention and is governed by a 17-member board of trustees elected by the Convention to serve three-year terms on a rotating basis. The Children's Home receives no state or federal funding. Approximately 75% of all funding comes from individuals and churches; less than 22% of funding goes to administrative costs; less than 5% of funding comes from payment of services. Our major service areas include: Residential Child Care, Residential Family Care, Christian Women's Job Corps of Monroe, Granberry Christian Counseling Centers, Sellers Maternity Ministries, Mobile Pregnancy Care Center, Louisiana Baptist Foster & Adoption Network, Orphans Embrace International Orphan Care Mission Trips, Reclaimed - A Ministry of Hope and Healing to Child Victims of Human Trafficking. Services are provided without regard to race, gender, religion, or ability to pay. Our dedicated Christian ministry team strives to offer the highest quality of services. Please contact us for more information on how we can serve you or someone you know: 318.343.2244 вЂў [email protected] вЂў www.lbch.org LBCH Trustees: Dr. Johnny Sanders, Chairman Rev. William Smith, Vice-Chairman Mrs. Salli Perry, Secretary Mrs. Sunshine Elkins Mr. Clint Gulde Mrs. Carol Johnson Rev. James King Mrs. Brenda Myrick Mr. Billy Nutt Words From Home by Dr. Perry Hancock, President & CEO In this edition of the ChildrenвЂ™s Home News you will enjoy seeing pictures of our annual ChildrenвЂ™s Celebration Banquet. The Banquet is attended each year by school teachers, church members, trustees, and other special friends who have played an important role in the success of our children during the year. The theme for the Banquet this year was вЂњGod Has a Plan for Your Life That is Out of This WorldвЂќ based on Jeremiah 29:11. Cottage parents, family workers, administrative staff, and others identified traits in the children that can be found in a follower of Christ. Those qualities were placed on a certificate, read aloud, and presented to each child. I wish you could have seen their faces as they received such positive recognition. For many, it was the first time in their lives that someone encouraged them for making good choices. Along with that special time we also enjoyed entertainment provided by our young people. I hope that you enjoy reading the other stories about the many ways you are making a difference and changing lives through the various ministries of the ChildrenвЂ™s Home. Please remember to pray for us each day and when you have the opportunity, plan a visit to the campus in Monroe. We would love to provide you with a tour. Until then, may God bless you as you are a blessing to His children at your Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home. Mrs. Janice Pharris Mr. Gerald Pool Mr. Dwayne Rogers Mrs. Glenda Suggs Rev. Reid Terry Mrs. Margaret Wedgeworth Congrats to Our 2014 Kindergarten Graduates, Eliott & Meya! Dr. Steve Horn LBC President Dr. David Hankins LBC Executive Director Dr. Perry Hancock President & CEO We are proud of you! Marc Eichelberger Director of Development & Public Relations Julie Cupples Director of Communications HomeNews (ISSN 1094-3587) is published seven times a year in February, March, May, July, September, November, and December by Louisiana Baptist Children's Home & Family Ministries 7200 DeSiard Street, Monroe, LA 71203-3954 Subscriptions: Complimentary Postmaster: Periodicals postage paid at Monroe, LA and additional mailing offices. Send address corrections to: HomeNews, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211-4196 вЂў OUR MISSION вЂў The mission of the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home and Family Ministries is to provide love, care, and hope in Christ for children and families in need. вЂў OUR VALUES вЂў 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. We value the Bible as the foundation and guide for our ministry (2 Timothy 3:16). We value the worth of the Children and Families to whom we minister (Genesis 1:27). We value Servant Leadership as our model for ministry (Mark 9:35). We value Excellence as our standard for ministry performance (Colossians 3:17). We value Personal Integrity as our ministry standard for living (Romans 12:1-2). вЂў CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT вЂў By Debbie Robertson, HomeNews Writer The door to Peace Cottage is opened by a friendly little girl with a huge smile. Older brother Joshua runs into the room, eager to join the fun. They hurry to find their places on the sofa with their mom. Once everyone is comfortableвЂ”Laila in front of her mom and Joshua on the arm of the sofa behind themвЂ” the conversation begins. All three are warm, friendly, and they are obviously a very close-knit family. Toni and her children have been part of the HomePlace Ministry for a year. ToniвЂ™s face lights up as she shares her familyвЂ™s experience, вЂњThis place has given such a great opportunity for me to just start my life over. Since I have been here, I have been around such good people, good women. They have supported me and my family in every way that we needed to be supported. There are so many thingsвЂ¦. I have learned a lot, and my kids have been exposed to things they would not have been if we hadnвЂ™t come here.вЂќ Toni loves that her children have been in a good school. Laila and Joshua chime in, ready to talk about their day. Laila, who is completing first grade, and Joshua, third grade, are excited about their year-end awards at school. Both love school and both proudly report that they are honor roll students at Cypress Point. JoshuaвЂ™s favorite subject is math. Laila enjoys art and wants to do manicures someday. She also likes вЂњanything with computers.вЂќ вЂњJoshua is a leader,вЂќ says Toni. вЂњAny opportunity he has to lead, he takes it.вЂќ As the conversation continues, Joshua moves to the middle of the living room floor for a few minutes of impromptu gymnastics. Toni laughs that Joshua is definitely вЂњvery activeвЂќ and adds that heвЂ™s also вЂњso curious.вЂќ вЂњLike Curious George?вЂќ he asks. Toni laughs and confirms, вЂњYes, just like Curious GeorgeвЂ¦. He always wants to know about things. I donвЂ™t even know about some of the things he questions. Joshua has always had the attributes of a leader. He tries to lead whatever situation he is in and he seems to do it well.вЂќ Laila is вЂњsometimes bossy but so sweet. And sheвЂ™s always willing to share with others.вЂќ Laila adds that she loves cleaning and making her bed, a statement that Joshua teases her about. HeвЂ™s not so sure thatвЂ™s the case. вЂњLaila always wants to learn,вЂќ says Toni. вЂњIвЂ™ve always read to her. She is smart and wants to know the meaning of all the words that are new to her. She is definitely a giver and she likes to make friends and to play with her friends.вЂќ Both children love the LBCH campus where they can go outside, they always have friends to play with, and there are numerous activities in which to participate. Joshua & Laila The conversation turns to Lifeline Church and LailaвЂ™s participation as a praise dancer for a brief time. Joshua grabs a Bible, sits down beside his mom, and begins to read aloud from Isaiah. He has excellent reading skills and, indeed, one can almost imagine him leading a congregation one day. He shares that his name in the Bible means вЂњcourageous.вЂќ Toni stays busy with her job and she studies in the evenings, preparing for completion of her GED. When all three have finished their homework, they enjoy watching TV together. Their favorite activity is making up games. Toni says she always loves their time вЂњjust hanging out together,вЂќ and their very best times are when the kids have the opportunity to be creative. Laila is a very good story teller, making it up as she goes along; and they frequently create their own word games. Joshua and Laila giggle as Toni adds that they are also very skilled at ganging up on her when they want something. The family is looking forward to moving into a home of their own in the near future. Toni credits the Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home with helping her reach this goal and for making such a tremendous difference for her family. вЂњCan I just say how much I appreciate them and give a couple of people a shout-out?вЂќ she asks excitedly. вЂњSusan Clark (LBCH Director of Family Care Ministries) is great; she is awesome. I have never met a person like her. Just her presence, she just knows how to make you feel good. Even a day that has been filled with junk, sheвЂ™s so reassuring and knows how to make you feel better. She is so gifted. вЂњTonya Hancock (Director of the Christian WomenвЂ™s Job Corp) made it possible for me to go and be tested and to begin working on my GED.вЂќ вЂњI feel that everybody should be exposed to this place, no matter what walk of life they are in, because there is no place like it. There are so many God-filled people who want you to succeed every step of the way. I am so grateful for this place. When I came here, I didnвЂ™t know anything. I found hope here for me and for my kids. This is something we wonвЂ™t ever forget. ItвЂ™s made me a better parent and a better person. There have been a lot of ups and downs and IвЂ™ve had to swallow my pride a lot of times, but IвЂ™ve learned to be humble. And weвЂ™re still learning. ItвЂ™s been so good for all of us to be here.вЂќ Toni admits itвЂ™s been tough some days combining work and her studies, but the LBCH family has provided support and encouragement every step of the way. Between these relationships and the friendships formed with other moms in Peace Cottage, she, Joshua and Laila have a strong network to help them as they transition to a home of their own. вЂњThe best times are when they have the opportunity to be creativeвЂќ PRAYER CALENDAR Pheonix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 1 Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 2 Jacob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 3 Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 4 Kenyon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 5 Kayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 6 Zachary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 7 Avery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 8 Jason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 9 Cameron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 10 John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 11 Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 12 DeAnna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 13 Kaylena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 14 Devin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June15 Alexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 16 Jade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 17 Evangline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 18 Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 19 Eden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 20 Kaia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 21 ShaвЂ™Keya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 22 Shyenne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 23 Toni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 24 Joshua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 25 Laila . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 26 Jessica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 27 Hannah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 28 Alayna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 29 Tina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 30 Isabella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 1 Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 2 Joseph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 3 Sandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 4 Jayden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 5 Amber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 6 Spheria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 7 Sunnie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 8 Terri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 9 Aiden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 10 Kayleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 11 LaQuita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 12 Remy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 13 Patrice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 14 Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 15 Happy Birthday! Remy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 2 Terri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 9 Hannah . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 23 Joshua . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 24 HomeBuilders by Marc Eichelberger Director of Development & Public Relations ChildrenвЂ™s Home Sunday Annual Offering вЂ“ June 8, 2014! Why Do We Care for Orphans? It is important to reflect on why we care for orphansвЂ”to consider the biblical foundations for foster care, adoption, and orphan care ministries. God gives ample reasons through His Word for His people to be motivated and mobilized to care for the fatherless. The Old Testament clearly reveals a pattern of GodвЂ™s care for the orphan and His command for His followers to demonstrate compassion for them in tangible and practical ways. God demands that the orphan be treated with justice and shown mercy. God equates mistreating the fatherless with sin and He equates caring for the fatherless with righteousness and blessing (see Exodus 22:22; Deuteronomy 10:18; 14:28-29; 24:1721; 27:19; Job 24:3; 29:11-12; Psalm 10:14, 18; 68:5-6; 82:3; 94:3-7; 146:7-9; Proverbs 23:10-11; Isaiah 1:16-17, 23; 10:12; Jeremiah 5:28; 7:1-7; 22:3; 49:11; Hosea 14:3; Zechariah 7:8-10; and Malachi 3:5). The New Testament doctrine of adoption can be found in five passages in the apostle PaulвЂ™s epistles: Romans 8:14-17, 23; 9:4; Galatians 4:3-7; and Ephesians 1:3-6. New Testament adoption describes the act of God whereby He makes us members of His family, by grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, thus granting us all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities therein. No community of people in this world should be more attuned to the cries of the orphan than the dearly loved, adopted children of God. Courage, confidence, and endurance in our care for orphans, especially when life is tough, should flow from our knowledge that God deals with us only and always in terms of our adoption in and union with Christ. James 1:27 states, вЂњPure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.вЂќ The phrase вЂњorphans and widowsвЂќ is used over 40 times by Old Testament writers, but only once in the New Testament. The first century Jewish Christian readers immediately knew what James was calling for based upon their knowledge of the Old Testament. Followers of Yahweh, true disciples of Christ, will вЂњvisitвЂќ (episkeptomai) вЂ“ actually extend real care toward orphans. This pivotal verse is the New Testament foundation for the call to minister to the orphan. It must be read and understood in relation to the many Old Testament texts that call for justice and provision for the fatherless. These three areas of Scripture bear strong witness to GodвЂ™s care for the orphan and His clear desire that His people do likewise. It is only through the generosity of GodвЂ™s people that LBCH is able to meet the tremendous needs of the fatherless that we encounter every day. I pray that you and your church will join with others across our state and give generously to this yearвЂ™s ChildrenвЂ™s Home Sunday Offering. Please consider becoming a вЂњhelper of the orphanвЂќ (Psalm 10:14) through our вЂњConnect:127вЂќ ministry at www.connect127.org or www.LBCH.org. Thank you for aligning your hearts with His to accomplish His will in caring for children in need! Every Dollar Counts for Now and Eternity! LBCHFM is committed to faithful stewardship of the gifts entrusted to us. Every dollar given is an investment in the lives of children who cannot help themselves and families who need help in their time of crisis. вЂў LBCHFM receives no state or federal funding вЂў 76% of all funding comes from individuals and churches вЂў Less than 12% of funding goes to administrative costs вЂў Less than 3% of funding comes from payment for services Thank you Louisiana Baptists for investing in children and families and making an eternal difference in their lives! Ministry Funding Sources RoyOM ar tin 10 th An nua l BHA Fall Golf Benefitting Homeless Children & Their Moms Sept. 29, 2014 Alexandria, LA For more info contact Patti Busby: 318-448-0405 вЂў [email protected] becausewecare ChildrenвЂ™s Home Sunday Annual Offering вЂў June 8, 2014 Dear Friend of Children, At your Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home we care! We provide care like food, clothing, shelter, and much more. But behind the care we provide, is the care we have for the children in our hearts. We care about the children because God cares! Please help us to continue caring for vulnerable children by participating in our 8th Annual ChildrenвЂ™s Home Sunday Offering at your church on June 8, 2014! Remember, your gift through the ChildrenвЂ™s Home Sunday Offering will help us continue to demonstrate ChristвЂ™s compassion and concern for the children who come our way. Thank you for making this life-changing ministry possible. May God continue to bless you as you bless His children at your Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home. For God's Children, "Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7 Dr. Perry Hancock, President & CEO P.S. Thank you for helping us provide Christ-centered ministry services for over 6,400 children, families, and individuals in 2013! Here is my gift for the children Cottage Parents Needed! Call 318.343.2244 __$25 __$50 __$100 __$250 __$500 __$1000 $ __________ Give online at www.lbch.org NAME __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________________________________________________ PHONE ( ) _____________________________________________ CITY ___________________________________________STATE ________________ ZIP _________________EMAIL _________________________________________ Credit Card Number and Type: Visa MC AmX Discover Cardholder Signature:____________________________________ Expiration Date:____________________________Code: ___________ (Optional): I would like to present my gift in ___ memory or ___ honor of Name_______________________________Please notify (honoree/relative) ___________________________________________ Address______________________________________City______________________________State________________Zip __________________ __Please send me your FREE Personal Will Planner __Please send me information on how to become a monthly sponsor Children Enjoy Annual Kiwanis Picnic and Egg Hunt! Chris takes a turn on the slide! Brady and Dr. Hancock enjoy lunch! Cameron loved the slide! We Want To Visit Your Community! We are currently scheduling special events and outreach dates for the summer! Please call Cindy at 318-816-3462 to partner with the Mobile Pregnancy Care Center Ministry. Jason had a blast in the jumpers. Hunting Easter eggs was the main event! Jayden is ready to find a prize egg. Congratulations to Our 2014 Graduates! Ashlyn Westin High School Ashlyn plans to attend Career Techinical College Claire Neville High School Claire plans to attend Career Techinical College SHORT-TERM CHILD RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM INTRODUCED LBCHFM continually strives to minister to the changing needs of children and families in our state. Currently there are hundreds of families facing crises, which place their children at risk. Crises might include financial problems, unemployment and homelessness. In other cases, children come from families in which the parent needs time to heal physically or emotionally, or is recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction. Other families encounter a crisis when a parent is facing a brief incarceration period. LBCHFM is implementing a program that will offer a short-term, Christian residential home for children whose parents are experiencing these types of crises that affect their ability to provide care and/or safety for their children, and have no other child care resources available. The short-term residential program will serve children ages five through fourteen. Certified foster cottage parents will provide care for the children on the ChildrenвЂ™s Home campus in Monroe. Custodial parents or guardians will voluntarily place their children for approximately two to six months. Weekly visitation, phone calls, and letters will be encouraged to promote family stability and the parent/child attachment. If you or someone you know could benefit from this ministry, please contact LBCHFM Family Services for additional information at 318-343-2244. Kenny West Ouachita High School O bitu ar ies FORMER RESIDENT DECEASED: Kenny plans to attend Delta Community College Ruby Hilton Halley God has a plan for you that is... OUT O OF THIS WORLD! The theme of the 2014 Annual LBCH ChildrenвЂ™s Recognition Banquet, вЂњGod has a plan for you that is out of this worldвЂќ was chosen by Director of Cottage Life, Tommy Frost, to highlight GodвЂ™s awesome plans for each and every one of His children. With over 200 in attendence for the event including LBCH children, staff members and trustees, as well as community leaders and special friends, the event really was вЂњout of this world!вЂќ Every LBCH resident was recognized for their special talents and accomplishments over the past year. We are so proud of these boys and girls! A special вЂњthank youвЂќ goes out to Mrs. Effie Bailey and the Judy Lynn Bailey Endowment fund which makes this annual event possible. Highlights from GRANBERRY COUNSELING CENTERS By Susan C. Clark, Director WhewвЂ¦вЂ¦made another school year! Blessed be the NAME OF THE LORD!!!!!! Now what? First off, itвЂ™s planting time again. Last spring was our first attempt at gardening at HomePlace. On a scale of one to ten, I would have to say that we ranked about a seven, taking into consideration the soil of the heart. Our hearts were eager and excited about the new adventure. That in itself over shadowed the lean crop. This year we have taken a giant leap of faith and doubled the size of the garden with many more вЂњlittle handsвЂќ helping out. What a blessing it is to see children digging in the dirt knowing that they will see the fruit of their labor. Although as a whole, they just enjoyed playing in the dirt. Stay tuned in to вЂњthe rest of the storyвЂќ in a few weeks. Although Christian WomenвЂ™s Job CorpвЂ™s semester ended in May, we will begin our summer session in two weeks. The ladies are looking forward to being a part of this curriculum. We will help explore the creative side of each mom by doing crafts. Also, the ladies will serve in several community mission projects. Some women will complete the academic requirements to sit for their Hi-Set (the new GED). Assessments and testing will continue to be done as well as engaging in Bible Study. The children of HomePlace will begin their recreation time which will include a variety of activities. The pool will be opened soon and that is always a high priority in these childrenвЂ™s lives. They will attend Vacation Bible School as well as being involved in Bible School on campus. Fun times just ahead!!! I am reminded that someone once said, вЂњThe fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me evidences of GodвЂ™s presence.вЂќ I concur. MONROE вЂў BATON ROUGE COVINGTON вЂў LEESVILLE вЂў MINDEN OAKDALE вЂў PINEVILLE вЂў RUSTON SHREVEPORT вЂў WINNSBORO 318.345.8200 1.877.345.7411 www.granberrycounseling.org CAMPUS TOURS! Schedule your tour of the ChildrenвЂ™s Home campus today. Children and moms of HomePlace try out their gardening skills Contact Marc at [email protected] or (318) 343-2244 or book online at www.lbch.org LBCHFM and Partners Finding Forever Families for Modern-Day Orphans Over the Edge for Adoption Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home & Family Ministries joined Louisiana Family Forum on May 9, 2014, at the second Over the Edge for Adoption event downtown Baton Rouge. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness, especially in the faith community, of the number of children in LouisianaвЂ™s foster care system who are waiting to be adopted. Over 300 of these modern-day orphans desperately need a permanent Christian family they can call their own. This year, about 90 rapellers went вЂњover the edgeвЂќ of the 24-story One American Place, the second tallest building in Baton Rouge. Rapellers included pastors, state and local legislators, Kori, Sadie, and John Luke Robertson from Duck Dynasty, and LouisianaвЂ™s First Lady, Supriya Jindal. As a result of this partnership, over 100 churches across the state have signed on and committed to finding families to start the process of foster care and adoption! Wait No More: Finding Families for Waiting Kids Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home & Family Ministries partnered with Focus on the Family and Louisiana Family Forum on May 10, 2014, for a Wait No More conference at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. More than 200 people attended representing 80 different families and 60 different churches. There were 13 agencies and ministries on site to answer participantsвЂ™ questions and help them start the process of adoption from foster care. Twenty-two families initiated the process of adoption from foster care at the event. In addition, nine families indicated their desire to get involved by praying, wrapping around an adoptive family, or giving to help orphan care ministries. If you or your church are interested in foster care, adoption, or orphan care ministries, please contact Beth Green at 318-343-2244 or [email protected] or www.lbch.org or www.connect127.org. Churches! Join our CONNECT 1:27 NETWORK and receive a FREE Orphan Care Tool Kit!! Connect 1:27 is helping families and churches across Louisiana to answer GodвЂ™s call to minister to orphans through Foster Care, Adoption, and Orphan Care ministries. Over 4,500 children are in LouisianaвЂ™s foster care system. More than 300 of these children are lingering in foster care because they have no adoptive family. Many of these precious children are in our own back yards. All of these children are our modern-day orphans. God has given clear commands in His Word for Christians to take care of orphans. Churches joining the Connect 1:27 Network receive a FREE Orphan Care Tool Kit that includes: Orphan Care Ministry Guide, The Theology of Adoption, Orphan Care Sermon, Bible Study & Prayer Guides, Adoption Options, Foster Care & Adoptive Parent Guide, and Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis. In addition, churches will have access to online resources available only to Connect 1:27 Network members and will receive a monthly Connect 1:27 E-Newsletter. MEMBERSHIP IS EASY & FREE! To join the Connect 1:27 Network, your church is asked to commit to at least one of the following annually: вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Invite a speaker to share about the orphan crisis Host an orphan ministry workshop Establish an orphan care ministry Host a foster/adoptive parent orientation Host an event for foster/adoptive children or families Host training or appreciation event for Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services вЂў Host the Heart Gallery of waiting children in need of adoptive homes вЂў Establish an orphan prayer ministry To join the Connect 1:27 Network, visit www.connect127.org or contact Beth Green at 318.343.2244 or [email protected] Foster & Adoptive Informational Meetings: Left: A rapeller goes вЂњOver The EdgeвЂќ for adoption! LAKE CHARLES Thursday, June 12th вЂў 6:00 P.M. Carey Baptist Assoc., 1701 W. Prien Lake Road SHREVEPORT Thursday, June 12th вЂў 6:00 P.M. Broadmoor Baptist, 4110 Youree Drive VIDALIA Friday, June 20th вЂў 6:00 P.M. First Baptist Vidalia, 608 Texas Street вЂњReligion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphansвЂ¦ in their distressвЂ¦вЂќ James 1:27 memorials вЂў 3/26/14-5/14/14 Memorial gifts are received by the ChildrenвЂ™s Home in thoughtful tribute to the memory of a relative, friend or loved one. Names of deceased persons are printed in all caps followed by the names of those making gifts to the Home in their memory. SAM ABNEY FBC, Covington CARLETTE ABSHER James & Melba Sullivan Ruby Ann Montgomery CHESTER ACHORD, JR. Wayne & Jackie McAllister Milton JIM ADKISON Bob & Doris Meredith Jerrie & Dennis Choate Kevin & Rhonda Cox EDITH ELAINE AHLERS Janice Barker Jones John & Gracie Gonzales M&M Earl T. Haynes VIRGINIA K. AINSWORTH Mrs. C. B. Pierce ESSIE AKIN Gerald & Lisa McCain GORDON ALBRITTON Judy & Avery East Marilynn Lewis Bob & Mary Nelson GLEN ALLEN Connie Dubois CARL LEE ALLISON Robert Cook ALMA COLE'S FATHER Emmanuel BC, Oakdale PENNY JEAN ANDERSON Arnold L. Anderson ELIZABETH ANGLIN Brooks & Karen Watson FBC, Newellton LINDA ARNESON M&M Glynn Averett ALBERT J. ARNOLD The Glen Gophers (Go For It) beanbag baseball team Billy Waits LODIE LEE ARTHUR Mrs. Doyle R. Hamilton Fred & Yvette Frantom & Calvert Frantom BEVERLY ASHWORTH FBC, Covington MALCOLM C. AUSTIN Pat & Steve Rugg M&M Randy Brown Alton & Pat Williams M&M Byron E. Crawford Dorothy Spillers Steve & Kathy Horne Harold & Debi Book Amy Nichols Pat Austin & Family SELLERS AYCOCK, JR. Baker & Jackie Boyd Bill & Libby Crouch MARY GUGICH BABCOCK Occupy BC #2, Pitkin Rod Babcock & Family FRED BADEN Harold & Laura Granger BROOK BAILEY Ruby Jane Bailey WILLIAM ROLAND BAILEY DeLores N. Spruell DAVID BAKER Baker & Jackie Boyd LEON BAKER Caressa Walker FRANCES CRAWFORD BALDWIN M. S. Magee Robbin & Dean Vincent John Hixson, Daniel Frick, Milton Hixon, Kevin Hixson, Les Hixson, Adam Todd & Michael Carr M. B. Slocum Lynn Pittman-Cooley, Michelle Pittman & Karon P. Hanushek Owen & Ginny Bellon Bob & Joy Deville CATHERINE CANTERBERRY BALLARD Merle Antley Beth N. McDougal & Family Robert & Dottie Ferrington Diane Green Smith Brian & Vickie Booth Cherryl Rose & Family & Don Ballard & Family RAY P. (CHIP) BANKSTON III ELIZABETH BARBER M&M William T. Firesheets, Sr. CHARLES BARFIELD Johnny & Beverly Carroll Randy, Amy, Evan, & Carson Braswell RALPH E. BARKER LaVera Barker JOAN BARNHILL M&M Leon McQueen Mary D. Jones CAROLYN BAROUSSE Community BC, Lafayette NEWT BARROW Marvin W. & Linda Marcantel WILLIE MAE BARTMESS Angus Chemical Maintenance Department BETTY BARTON Delton (Blackie) & Joyce Smith MARY ANN BARTON Bob & Carolyn Smith MARY JO BATES Sandy & Boyd Parker STEVEN & MARK BAUM Carl & Billie Baum Carl & Billie Baum LLOYD BEAL Gail Hanchey Bearden JOYACE BELLOTT Vernon & Barbara Flemister JAMES R. BENJAMIN FBC, Covington DOROTHY W. BERGERON Leon J. Bergeron FRED BINNING Jerrie & Dennis Choate KAROL BIRCHFIELD North Monroe Bapt. Singles III STEPHEN BIRCHFIELD Calvary BC, Slidell W. C. BLACKWELL John & Gale Leroux BARBARA ANN BLOCK June W. Matheny BOBBY BLOXOM Jane White JAMES BODDIE Pat Shelton JOHN BOHLKE, JR. FBC, Covington ROBERT M. BOLLAR Angelo & Glenda Fontanez GINGER BONNER Debbie Smith VIOLA PARDUE BORLAND Terry E. Wells PAM BORSKEY RUTH BORSKEY George M. Borskey, Sr. LETA FAYE BOSELY Robert Cook LOIS BOURGEOIS Phyllis & Ed Olexy VIVIAN BRADLEY Salley & Doyle Hamilton W. (BILL) BRADSHAW Sandy & Boyd Parker Wiley & Ann Garrett John & Linda Bowman Pat Shelton Mary & Bud Swayze MYRTIS BRANTLEY Barbara Edwards BETH BRELAND Burneva D. Ellzey BENJAMIN JAMES BREWER M&M Tom McCandlish, Sr. MARY BREWER Bill & Libby Crouch LOUISE D. BRITT Baker & Jackie Boyd TY BRITT Johnny & Beverly Carroll BENDA BROOKS Robert Cook LOUIS BROUSSARD Jenkins Memorial BC, Saint Martinville DORIS J. BROWN Mrs. Aubry S. Jackson, Sr. G. RAY BROWN Parkview BC, Alexandria GERALDINE BROWN Jack & Yvonne Anderson KATHERINE BROWN Baker & Jackie Boyd MELINDA MCELWAIN BROWN Jessie N. Grigg LOUIS RUSSELL BRUHL FBC, Covington CHARLES BRYAN Dorothy W. Davis JAN BRYANT Laura L. Carroll DOLORES BURFORD Lane & Trish Davidson ROY BURGESS, JR. Leona McCall ERNESTINE BURROUGHS M&M Harry Lowery MARY KATHRYN WILLIAMS BYRD FBC, Covington IDA CAGE M&M William T. Firesheets, Sr. MARTHA LYNN CAIN Andy Payne JOHN C. CALHOUN M&M Charles J. Taylor MYRTLE CAMPBELL L. R. (Pop) & Sharon Hataway OLLIE CAMPBELL Dr. Kevin L. Kilpatrick RAY CANTERBURY D/M Eddie Hamby Sue & Allen Lee Walkers & Sharps JOE CAPPO Robert Cook CLYDE A. (BUSTER) CARLISLE M&M Lorris W. Bogan WILMA GARNER CARPENTER Alton & Pat Williams Truman & Dorene Poole JESSE CARROLL Laura L. Carroll RUBYE HAYNES CARROLL Sharon & Billy Maples Ann Scott M&M B. J. Newnam E.D. (ERNIE) CARTER Delton (Blackie) & Joyce Smith QUENTIN CARTHEN Calvary BC, Slidell ELMA CASSIDAY M&M Charles H. Whitney HELEN CAUSEY Michael Morris WILLIAM (JOSH) CHAMBLISS Paul & Colleen Jones Ronald & Johnnie Taylor CLINE CHANDLER Edie & Jim Hixson MARTHA WILLIS BROWN CHANDLER Mrs. Leland L. Humphreys Bruce & Betty Barron Betty Camp Tynes, John & Sherry Camp, & Jeff & Debra Camp CHARLES CHISENHALL D.D. & Jackie LaCour DREW CHREENE Lavinia Walker JEAN CHRISTIAN Frances A. Adcock & Jan & Paul Melton & Family CLEMENT CIRELLI, SR. Yolanda Cirelli GEORGE LEE CLARK FBC, Covington NORA CLARK Jack & Yvonne Anderson AUDREY COCO Vivian Morris CHARLOTTE COLE Vernon & Barbara Flemister DIANE PANZICO COLEMAN Mrs. E. Ray Edwards LEONARD & LOUISE COLEMAN Dennis & Cindy Coleman OPAL COLLINS Harold & Laura Granger VERA COLLINS Parkview BC, Alexandria FORREST CONLEY Vonceil H. Lank TROY COOK George & Yvonne Jones WILLIAM CLAYTON COOPER, SR. Bobby & Brenda Charrier Joanne H. Rundell JANE CORLEY M&M James Sanders CHARLY COTTRELL Jenny & Edward Malone LEWIS COUSINS, JR. Leroy & Frances Robinson ELBERT COUTEE Janice Coutee SHIRLEY COWELL Jennifer & Allison Schaff SAMMIE COX M&M Mack V. Martin DAVID E. COYLE, JR. Redina Blanchard M&M Tim Carbary Ben & Anita Welch FRANCES CREED Cooper Buick GMC/Larry & Julie Cooper SHIRLEY CROSBY Melody & Steve Jones & Family James & Elizabeth Jones DOROTHY ALLEN CROSSLAND Pat & Clyde Roberson LYNN CROW Jan & Nelson Warner LELA CROWLEY Dot Williams & Glenda Copeland BETTY CULBRETH Mrs. Lee J. Lockwood JOE EARL CUPIT Patsy Welch, Charlotte & June JIMMY DARBY Bethany BC, Bethany ALLEN DAVIS Jack Davis STEPHANIE DAY M&M Jack Gulledge WINIFRED & VIVIAN DAY Win & Beverly Day JASON DEAL Robert Cook TIFFANY DEALE Ben & Anita Welch CHARLES DEAN Charlie & Celie Flynn Mike Stainback & Barbara GEORGE DEMENT Paul & Amy Easley CHARLOTTIE DENT Frances A. Adcock & Jan & Paul Melton & Family D/M Paul C. Riley CHESTER DERR Marjorie Thornton RAYMIE DESJARDINS Lloyd & Gayle Lee MARJORIE DESORDI Vernon & Sondra Coleman BURLEY DEVILLE Andrew & Kim Norton Anne Woolbert StratFi Health, Kathy Carlton, Lance Spivey Yvonne Newton, Bessie Watson, Murrel Hill & Juanice Charmaine Phyllis Hill David, Ros, Lindsay, Ryan & Courtney Rawitscher Chris Agness SUZIE DICKERSON M&M James (Sue) Howard REX DILLINGHAM, SR. Cooper Buick GMC JEAN DIXON Peggy & Joe Caskey RAY DIXON Pauline Gamble GERALD RAY DONALD North Monroe Bapt. Singles III Cotton, Bolton, Hoychick, & Doughty, L.L.P. Glenda Comeaux & Monty Thrower Dot Thrower Bobby J. Thrower, Sr. Caressa Walker Kathleen & Charles Parker Gloria Grant Alan & Patricia Thompson M&M Ben E. Baker Sarah Bolton Leslie & Jo Anne Spigener SAM DONALD, JR. M&M Vernon Flemister WILLIAM S. DOUGLAS Pollye Tillman GELEE DOWDEN M&M Joe R. Salter M&M Sam Methvin, D/M Ted Methvin, Matt Methvin, & M&M Fernando Bustos Rachal Trahan, Mary Elizabeth Evans & Christy Warren JIMMIE BEESON DOWNS Mary Alice Brown OLLIE HELEN DOWNS Grand Lake Community Church ROBERT EARL DUCK Pinckards & Morgans Buddy & Fran Robinson JOHNNY DUNN James Kelly Family QUITMAN (CAT) DURBIN Pete & Sally Collins Maurine Herlevic DONNA HATHORN DUTTON Pat & Clyde Roberson DEWEY (CHINK) EDWARDS Emmanuel BC, Oakdale LUCELLE FREEMAN EDWARDS M&M H. Joe Craig MELVIN B. EDWARDS Buster & Brenda Gibson RICHARD (DICK) EDWARDS Jessie N. Grigg Marjorie Thornton Virginia Rodgers SHIRLEY EDWARDS Grace Pepper MARJORIE EGGERTH Hazel Tyler HELEN ELLIS M&M Lewis Moss DARRELL (NUBBIN) ELSTON M&M Thomas A. Blankenship EMILY ESCHETTE Elizabeth (Liz) Rundell DR. E.T. EVANS M&M Glynn Averett TRAVIS L. EVANS Bettye D. Evans & Melanie E. Campbell L. E. FENN Baker & Jackie Boyd JIMMY FISHER M&M Glynn Averett TAYLOR FISHER Kenneth C. Honeycutts WINNIE BEATRICE FLEMING Cooper Buick GMC/Larry & Julie Cooper HAZEL FLETCHER James G. King J. PAUL FOLDS Don Folds LOUISE GEWIN FONTENOT Patricia Ann Handy WILSON FONTENOT Linda Dowies MAURINE FORESTER Mrs. Calvin Lemke FRANCES FOSTER Jerrie & Dennis Choate M&M R. Bernard Firestone Pathfinders Cl. DOROTHY FOUCHE Carol Sue Tyree AMY FOX Robert Cook CHARLIE FOX M&M Roy Andrews VICTORIA BARR FOX Sam & Bitsy Smith ED G. FRANCIS M&M Glynn Averett Men's Bible Cl, Lecompte FBC DR. BERYL C. FRANKLIN Dr. R. Dale Thomas CATHY FRANKS M&M Mack V. Martin LINDA ANNETTE WILLETT FREEMAN L. R. (Pop) & Sharon Hataway PHILLIS FREEMAN Alex W. Rankin ROBERT (BOB) FREEMAN, SR. Jan Buford YVONNE GRAVES FROST Hansel & Mable Sanders Nelson MARION E. FULLER Don Folds RICHARD DAVID FULLER Robert Cook WALTER MAE FUTCH Pearl Wynn DICK GANDY Thelma Walker RICHARD HOWELL (DICK) Pete & Ellen Abington RUTH GARDNER M&M Joe Patin STACEY GARDNER Mrs. Maurice Frazier & Jack & Jimmie Davis Jessie N. Grigg KENNETH L. GARRETT Lib Edwards MARY LEE GAUTHIER D.D. & Jackie LaCour FRANCIS JAMES GENUSA, JR. Robert Cook HERMAN GIDDENS Pat & Clyde Roberson DAVID GILCHRIST Emmanuel BC, Oakdale JOHN GILCREASE, JR. Jack & Trish Miller DOT GILLEY Ken & Elaine McKay M&M John Whitman TOMMY GILMER Wiley & Ann Garrett EVA CLAIRE GINN Mrs. Doyle R. Hamilton KAY STEVENS GIPSON Beth Smith MARIE M. GOLEMAN B & Z Sales, Inc. Frank Varino EUDOLIE (BROOKS) GONSOULIN Bobbie G. Ross JAMES GOSS Rita & Bob Tucker Melba Love TROY GRAFTON Brenda Giddens THE GRAHAMS James Purgerson DR. JOE L. GREEN Brenda Taliaferro Blackman PEGGY GREENE Elizabeth BC, Elizabeth JUANELLE GREER Parkview BC, Alexandria ANN & DON GRIFFIN Billie Spivey DONNA H. GRIFFING Officers, Directors, & Employees of Winnsboro State Bank Randy, Amy, Evan, & Carson Braswell CHARLES GRIFFITH Johnny Wynn DARLENE GROTE Donald R. Worth NORA GUILLORY Ronald & Johnnie Taylor LILLIAN GUILLOT Lois McCain & Family BEVERLY GUNN Owen & Ginny Bellon DAVID C. HALL John D. Greening & Family RUBY LOUISE HILTON HALLEY Ric & Jackie Kracht Baker & Jackie Boyd Susan Brewer MARY D. HAMILTON B & Z Sales, Inc. Frank Varino DR. ROBERT EDWIN (BOB) HANCHEY Gail Hanchey Bearden Marsha Kushner The Woodchucks CHARLES C. HANCOCK Carol Raley PATRICIA HANNA M&M Mack V. Martin CLAY HARBISON Meldaise Johnson RICHARD HARGIS Girls in the Office R.L. HARGROVE, JR. D/M W. T. Ferguson Marilyn & Benson Scott Joy & Claude Eppinette Robert Cook Fred & Yvette Frantom & Calvert Frantom Mitchell & Gail Sumrall HERSHEL HARPER, SR. Brenda Harper TAPPY HARREL Marjorie Thornton GENE HARRELL Men's Bible Cl, Lecompte FBC M&M James Micheal Evans Adult II Cl. LUCILLE HARVEY John & Velda Neilson DIANNE HATTEN Ken & Elaine McKay DOROTHY HAWN Homebound Ministry JERRY HENDERSON Diane E. Henderson DORIS HENNIGAN Dan L. Tolar FRANK HENSON, SR. Pollye Tillman DAVID HERMINGHUYSEN Barksdale BC, Bossier City DIXIE HERRING FBC, Newellton RALPH E. HERRING Angus Chemical Maintenance Department HANNAH GRACE HESS Carl & Louise Bradley FRED & ESTA HETTLER Jane Young Howard DEBORAH HIGHTOWER Jan & Nelson Warner JOE HIGHTOWER FBC, Covington WILEY HILBURN Cooper Buick GMC/Larry & Julie Cooper DOYLE R. HILL Paul & Colleen Jones MARILYN C. HILL Buddy & Janet Blackwell & Tommy Joe Cox Alex W. Rankin Charlie & Celie Flynn M&M Troy Davis Jim & Gale Corley Pat Evans OPAL LEE HILL Ronnie & Sue Hill ED HOLLEY Vernon & Sondra Coleman CARRIE HOLLOWAY Cooper Buick GMC/Larry & Julie Cooper DR. FRED HOLTZCLAW Billie Spivey ROBERT HORNE Angelo & Glenda Fontanez KEVIN HOWARD Eloise A. Howard BUCK HUBBARD W. Cody Eckhardt JOANNE HUGHES Bill & Ann Bourn & Family Mary Anne Shemwell Cynthia D. Brooks, CPA, APAC James & Kirita Windham Steve & Linda Nicholson Jane White CLIFFORD HUMPHREY Michael F. Dennis ROY S. HURLEY Mike & Laura Woodard Amy Nichols & Hugh Knotts RUBY HURST Jack & Yvonne Anderson MARLON HUTSON M&M Billy White Calvary BC, Slidell CLAUDE HYDE, JR. Joye Lynn Young JACQUI IMPSON'S GRANDFATHER Etheline H. Harris Family GEORGE M. INGRAM, SR. Jewel, Gladys & Earl Jr. Ravencraft SARAH ANGELYN (ANGIE) PEARCE IRWIN Kelly, Noland + Ducote AUBRY S. JACKSON, SR. Joye Lynn Young JOHN R. JACKSON John & Anna Joyce Simpson M&M Fred Frantom MURIEL ELAINE JACKSON Frank & Pat Crowell STEVE JACKSON Buster & Brenda Gibson C. W. JARRELL Michael & Tomi Crow Kay Mattei Katherine R. Dawes Martha & Skip Ragland LifeSavers Cl-SABC MARY LOIS JENKINS Linda Dowies IRENE JOHNSON FBC, Covington JAMES S. JOHNSON Patricia A. West JOHN JOHNSON Jim & Gale Corley MELVIN JOHNSON Calvary BC, Slidell AMELIA (AMY) PARHAM JOHNSTON Baron & Charlotte P. Craft M&M Floyd Boughton, M&M Lasley Thomason, & Billy Boughton Joel & Leah Williams Bennie & Darlene Williams M&M John Whitman M&M Jody McDonald Charlie & Stacey Noble Bettie Brunson Dr. Kathy Eichelberger Dick & Kittye Brown Vickie & David Irwin Gary Johnston & Family Melinda Morrell, Norma Hill, John Morrell, & Kelly Walsh Barnes/Bozeman Life Group Stephanie & Francis Waguespack Jason, Maggie, & Asher Trouper Pat & Greg Golson ULM Dept. of Speech Language Pathology Frank & Barbara Hendrix Dr. Bill Riddle Sherri Rahn Freddy & Melanie Kalil Michelle Goldman Mike & Gin Allen BRENDA JOHNSTON Brenda Giddens IVAN JONES Charlie C. Welch JAMES GRADY JONES Joy S. Jones BARBARA JORDAN David & Carolyn Smith ALMA KEES Tony & Paula Rawson EDNA KEITH Riverview BC, WM ANNETTE KELLY Michelle Beeson, Brennan & Alyssa BIRDIE HARING KELLY Mary Glisan CARL KENDRICK FBC, Covington TONI KEY Bobby (Coot) Nolan Family GARRY & NELWYN KING James G. King WALTER KING Almeda Kihneman ROLAND T. KINNEY Robert Cook M&M Alvin Skipper Vernon & Barbara Flemister EMMA SHAW KOEHLER Melba Love MARGARET CASKEY KOONCE Beth Loe Walker CANDICE KUHLMANN David & Barbara Lonadier ONEDA A. LALENA Gary & Denise Coyle Don & Brenda Wilson JIMMIE LAMBERT Roy & Ramona Tuck & Family THOMAS LANDIS Mary C. Harris MILDRED LANDRY Jake & Ruth NAOMI LANIER Frank & Leta Pittman Sharlene Gambel Pisgah BC, Forest Hill Elsie Beaver MARY LARANCE M&M Virgil Orr MAROLYN TYLER LASUZZO Teddy & Myrna Benson FLORENCE LAVERGNE Linda Moran RAY LEACH Jane White ROBERT LEBERT Linda Dowies BILLIE LEE Diane & Austin Temple HORACE LEE Jack & Yvonne Anderson JUNE LOU LEHRMANN Raymond & Jerry Lynn Liles DR. CALVIN LEMKE Jack, Sue, & Clint Ambrose Dr. Doyle Holstead M&M B. J. Sumrall Billy & Pat Attebery Sue & Allen Lee Robert & Dottie Ferrington Kathleen Barr Wayne & Nelda Harris Hope Cl Elayne Miller & Gayle & Phillip Granger ROBERT WAYNE LEMOINE Rhoda & David Townsend BARBARA LESTER James & Nellie McGee LEON LINCECUM Lincecum BC, Pollock JAMES LITES Mrs. Clarence Veuleman & Family M&M Joe R. Salter HELEN J. LIVINGSTON Bethel BC, Kentwood MARIE LOFTIN FBC Delhi Faith Cl DONNA CLAIRE REEDS LOWERY John Hixson, Daniel Frick, Milton Hixon, Kevin Hixson, Les Hixson, Adam Todd & Michael Carr JIM LUKEHART Bobby & Linda Williams PHILIP LOWELL LYON M&M Franklin R. Lyon, Jr. JACK MABRAY Jean Hamilton Eleanor Terzia M&M Keith Bonin C. M. MADDEN Melody & Steve Jones & Family REED MADDEN Mary A. Harville CLARA B. MAGEE Elmore M. Magee, Jr. EARL MAGEE FBC, Covington NORMA JO MAIDEL Sara Harper HENRY ARVIL MALONE Patterson Forestry Consultants BUTCH MANUEL Emmanuel BC, Oakdale NELDA MANZANO FBC, Covington PAULA MARCHAND Robert Cook MASON MARLER Parkview BC, Alexandria ARTHUR DOWD MARTIN Sarah B. White & Sandra H. Mills GLORIA MARTIN Linda Dowies IRENE MARTIN Pat Bojako MICHELE HILTON MARTIN Dr. E. Benson & Marilyn Scott Henry & Carla Watts Fish Family NETTIE MCCULLIN MARTIN Bobby G. McCullin FRED A. MARX Mrs. Doyle R. Hamilton WAYNE MATHEWS Gail Hanchey Bearden JUDY MATTHEWS FBC, Covington HAROLD L. MAXEY M&M William O. Nelson & Family LOUIS MAXWELL FBC, Pearl River GLORIA NOBLES MAY Patterson Forestry, Gary Patterson & Jarod Patterson PEGGY MAYO Robert Cook REV. DAN F. MCBRIDE, SR. Perry & Christelle Winn SANDRA K. CHEVEALLIER MCCAN L. R. (Pop) & Sharon Hataway BENNY MCCARTY Judy, Christal & Dale Chauncey JESSIE ODELL MCCARTY Doug, Margaret & Sydney Salter M&M Terry Hicks DOROTHY FAYE MCCLENDON M&M William T. Firesheets, Sr. MARTHA MCCOY Fred & Yvette Frantom & Calvert Frantom CHARLES MCCULLIN Betty & Art Franklin Euzelia Chase Bob & Mary Nelson BEULAH MCDANIEL Jeannine S. Miller DOUGLAS MCDONALD James & Sara Kennedy DON MCFATTER Occupy BC #2, Pitkin ELSTON MCGINTY Carolyn Woodard Jessie N. Grigg ROBERT DON MCGRAW, JR. Florien High School ELLIS MCGREW Robert Cook MARGIE MCKAY Charlie & Celie Flynn JUANITA MCKELVY D/M Scott L. Tatum AUDREY A. (BUDDY) MCKINNEY Joanne H. Rundell Bobby & Brenda Charrier JULIUS MCLAURIN Tony & Paula Rawson GLENN MCMILLAN East Fork Ladies Cl RANDY MEDLEN Jerry & Gwen Jackson MARY NELL MEDLIN M&M Dan Stinson Beth N. McDougal & Family BONNIE MELLEMA Angelo & Glenda Fontanez ROBERT MEREDITH M&M James A. Meek NELLIE A. MEYERS Charles & Irma Andrus RICH MICHEALS Emmanuel BC, Oakdale EVELYN J. MILLER Lindsay & Yvonne Granger BETTY MILLS Cedarcrest BC, Baton Rouge JEANETTE MITCHELL James & Marie Elliott NINA MONCRIEF Edie & Jim Hixson GERALD MOORE Terry E. Wells OPAL MOORE Vernon & Sondra Coleman Judith A. Wells VIRGINIA MORAY FBC, Pearl River JANICE HUTCHINS MORELAND Audrey F. Sharon CHRISTOPHER LEE MORGAN Bessie B. Morgan GARY MORGAN M&M Warren H. Boren MYRTLE (JOSEPHINE) MORRIS D/M Eddie Hamby Redina Blanchard & Family Robert & Dottie Ferrington Mildred Thomas PEGGY MORRISON M&M Kent Moss Linda Dowies WEST MOSES III Gail Hanchey Bearden MOTHER OF GARY STARK M&M Ronald M. Morrison MONTE MURRAY M&M Mack V. Martin Lois Hill ROB NEILSON Claire A. Brown RAY NESOM Joye Lynn Young EARL NEWMAN Riley & Joan Diamond ELMA P. NICKELSON Dolores M. Meredith ORVILE E. NOBLE Don & Karen Givens BOBBY (COOT) JOE NOLAN Merle Antley Claire A. Brown B. B. Hampton David & Sharon Brown BONNIE COBB NORMAN Dot Thrower HOWARD KENNETH NORRIS Andy Payne LEO NORRIS Marjorie E. Smith Rascoe Family/Smith Family W. LEO NORRIS M&M Donald Foster Simon & Joy Shively Alice G. Guffee Bruce & Vicky Holmes JOAN NORSWORTHY Pete & Sally Collins PAULINE D. O'NEAL Joanne H. Rundell Charles & Shirley Godard J.R. (SNAP) OAKES Betty Sanders & Anita S. Reeder MARY DAVIS ODOM Dorothy J. Edwards, J. David Edwards & Family JANE OLIVER Danny & Judy Breard GEORGE OSBORN M&M John Whitman Frank & Barbara Hendrix HATTI V. OWERS M&M Lewis Moss LUTHER PARKER Johnny & Beverly Carroll FBC, Olla VALERIE PARKER Margaret & Kerlin Sutton CHAD WAYNE PARKHILL Carolyn & Douglas Prudhomme Jena High School Class of 1992 Lyndon, Nora, & Lisa Lee Ed & Mary Williams Barbara Morrow June Slayton Carolyn Broussard FLOYD PEARSON Bob & Mary Nelson JUDY ALEXANDER PEAVEY Dorothy S. Tiser BEUFORD PEGO Lewis & Wanda Hall ETIENNE, JOSEPHINE, DOUGLAS & CRAIG PELLEGAL Frances Ahysen BETTY PENO Ronnie & Carol Depew D.A. PERRY Peggy Gafford MRS. ERNIE PETERSON M&M Mack V. Martin JEWEL H. PETERSON Don & Shirley Lord Cecil & Sue Vaughan & Family JO EVELYN PHILLIPS Jean & R. P. Goulas TINA MARIE PHILLIPS Leesa & Jason Johnson & Family LINDA MANY PICKERING M&M Anthony J. Pendola JUDGE JOHN S. PICKETT, JR. Gladys Boice Shelly & Pat Wiggins Andy Payne Judge (Ret) & Mrs. Ted R. Broyles Doyle & Charlene Sandifer Thelma & Bryan Walker Patricia Murray M&M Joe R. Salter Judge Gayle K. Hamilton (Rtd.) & Mrs. Hamilton Helen Tippy Warren & Sylvia Lowe Tammy Foster-Clerk of Court George A. Flournoy JOSHUA PICKETT M&M Wiley Garrett FRED PIERCE Harvey (Rusty) & Vera Barrow CAROL PIGOTT FBC, Covington GEORGE W. PILGREEN Jerolyn Grafton Crawford SCOTT PINES The Pinckards & The Morgans VIVIAN PINION Phyllis & Ed Olexy HUBERT L. POLK, JR. Jean & Mike Mullens THELMA POOL M. S. Magee HAZEL PORTA Francis & Bootsy Hutchinson PERRY ALAN PORTER Maryellen Gordon Morgan HIXIE POTTS M&M Jerry Ayres Center Point BC, Jonesboro MELTA POURCIAU Francis & Bootsy Hutchinson POLLY POWELL Parkview BC, Alexandria BROOKIE PRATHER Gene & Cheryl McMichael Ric & Jackie Kracht Martha & Ernie Powell Gerald & Ola Lockhart Family of Shirley Browning Busy Bee Bible Cl, Zoar BC Linda Thibodeaux RITA PREJEAN Ladies 3 Cl, Highland BC Loye B. Love GEORGIA PRICE Joe & Catherine Landry AUDREY F. PRIMEAUX Hayes Cemetery BURTON PRUDHOME Ronnie & Janette Williams ALICE G. PRUETT Robert L. Pruett Jr EDNA M. QUIN Frankie M. Quin STEVE RAINS June Matheny & Robert Matheny RUTH RAINWATER Northside BC, DeQuincy ROSIE BILOBROWKA RALSTON Harold & Laura Granger Tony & Paula Rawson MELISSA ANN RAMSEY Robert Cook JOANN HAYNES RAND (FEETEE BE) Aquatic Solutions HULON E. RATLIFF Hilda Ratliff VERA MCKAY RAWSON L. R. (Pop) & Sharon Hataway ELZIE FAITH REAGAN Kevin & Donna Schoonmaker LARRY REED Truett & Jean Walsworth JAMES W. (BUCK) REEVES Patricia S. & George D. Screpetis JERRY REEVES M&M Braxton Cooper ANN FISACKERLY REID Harold & Laura Granger MARIE REID D/M Eddie Hamby ZELLA MARIE REID Merrilee & G.C. Warren EUGENE C. RESTER, SR. FBC, Covington GENE RESTER M&M Jon Ruff THOMAS G (DUSTY) RHODES Reggie & Delayne Lewis Ellen Burks Leona Lowrie LEWIS RICHARDSON Melody & Steve Jones & Family BETTY RICHMOND Parkview BC, Alexandria TOM RISER Lavelle & Renee Singleton KENNETH RAY RIVERS Andy Payne JOY ERWIN ROAN Sue M. Shaw & Family ANITA ROBERTS Tommy & Alta Dillon & Cecil & Melinda Gorman BILLY ROBERTS the Pinckards & the Morgans REV. DON ROBERTS Dondra, Billy, & Sarah Fuller SUSIE ROBERTS D/M Eddie Hamby WILLIAM ROBERTS Robert & Dottie Ferrington ISAAC E. & GEORGIA B. ROBERTSON Patricia S. & George D. Screpetis LLOYD W. ROGAN, SR. Lincoln Builders, Inc. BILLIE RICHARDSON ROGERS Kelly, Noland + Ducote M&M P. O. DePrang Jerry & Pat Hawkins D/M Roy M. Fleniken Frank Kelly Edna, Randy & Ryan Robinson Jeff & Susan Cox Gail & Scott Martin & Savanna Martin Brian & LaDonna Hamm Tom & Marty Davis Luba Workers' Comp Don & Julie Huffstickler & Family Harold & Billie Toms Moreman, Moore & Company M&M Ronnie Sheffield Linda Biernacki Bronwyn Young Doc & Darla Moore B.T. & Carol Jean Johnston Butch & Bennie Maddox D/M Clint McAlister Traci Bennett Priority Management Services, LLC. M&M Richard R. Smith Sarah & Steve Davison Martha Finklea D/M Mike Dolecheck Lee Ann Heard, Joel & Valerie Kesterson & Family M&M A. L. Strickland, Jr. Tim & Christa White Sam & Janye Merritt Kay F. Martin M&M Kenneth W. Bush Ellen & Wayne Brown Norma Breznik M&M Rudolph Smith M&M Earl T. Haynes Charles & Margaret Anne Boone Ellen T. Kyle CLIFF ROGERS V.J. ROGERS Edna Rogers RONNIE Eva Lois Mashon JOHN ROSCHE FBC, Pearl River WILLIE MAE ROSS Henry & Mary Lou Davis DR. DAVID ROUGEAU Jerrie & Dennis Choate TERRY ROWELL Henry Teekell EVANNA DAIGLE ROZAS Jim Gilbert MURL RUDDICK David & Carolyn Smith Carol Strider BOBBIE RUSHING Gene & Sara Shelburne JAMES RAY RUSSELL Keith & Lori Jo Taylor Robert Cook PATSY REESE RYLAND Harriette Palmer MARVIN & EULA V. SALTER Gary D. Salter ANGIE LEE SANDERS Yvette Frantom CECIL SANDERS Ron & Leta Brown M&M WILLIAM D. SANDIFER,JR. M&M O. B. Williams, Jr. GLEN SCALLION Ronnie & Janette Williams SHIRLEY SCHINDLER M&M Carroll L. Hoover HYMAN SELF M&M Jackie L. Cavanaugh EMMALLEE SENIC Eva Verdun DONALD SEWELL Jenkins Memorial BC, St. Martinville VERNON (BUCK) SHAFFER Dr. Richard & Jeanette Baker ROBERT SHEFFIELD M&M Michael LaFleur JAMES LEO SHELTON Bo & Chris Walker Louann B. Smiley JackLynn Holland LEO SHELTON Jack & Trish Miller Marjorie Thornton Jessie N. Grigg LYNN SHELTON Mary D. Jones MARY N. SHIRLEY DeLores N. Spruell JOHNATHAN SHOWS Calvary BC, Slidell ALEX & VIOLA SIKES Sara G. Sikes DAVID CHARLES SIMMONS Audrey C. Simmons BLAKE SIMS FBC, Olla Thompson & Copp Family Jerry & Betty Davis Robert & Candy Carroll Danny & Laurel Comeaux Donald & Janet McCleery Glen & Sandy Henderson JUANITA SIMS Gail Martin Al & JoAnn Edmunds CHARLIE SINGLETARY Jane White IMOGENE SKIPPER Lila Smith HERBERT D. SMITH M&M Ronald M. Hess JAMES SMITH Gail Hanchey Bearden PATTIE SMITH FBC, Covington R. L. SMITH Mary Wilson RUTH SMITH Gerald & Lisa McCain RUTH MARIE SMITH Andy Payne WILFRIED HORST SMOLENSKI Sandy & Boyd Parker JO SMUDRICKS Marvin W. & Linda Marcantel Jean Hamilton Brenda & Keith Bonin ALTON L. TOWNSEND J. Houston Cook Louis & Sherry Townsend M&M C. B. Sledge Amy & David Cox JAMES (SKEETER) TRAWEEK Cooper Buick GMC Brenda & Keith Bonin RALPH TROY Courtney & Bob Curry ROBBIN TUCKER Ronnie & Janette Williams BETTY TURNER Marjorie Thornton SUE ST. AMANT TWEEDY Joe & Ginger Carson AGNES BARBER TYLER JoAnn & Walter Smith MARGAIN TYNES FBC, Covington ELAINE URSERY M&M J. N. Dove Joanne Cross Mildred Thomas Heather, Terri, Maria, Veronica, Sandra, & Brandy Joy McCrory REV. JOHN PAUL VANDERCOOK Thomas & Judy Brunet CHUCK VANDERGRIFF June Matheny & Robert Matheny MARGIE VANN St. Joseph BC SYLVIA VEAL Elizabeth Carley SHIRLEY VERCHER Doris H. Calcote CARL & MELBA VODA Dr. Sandra Blake FLOY WADE Elaine F. Elkins Bobby & Shirley Reagan James & Jennifer Wicker Beth N. McDougal DEBORAH WAINWRIGHT M&M Don L. Wainwright REYNOLD (RC) WAITS Michael F. Dennis SARA WALLACE Myrtice Rials DELORES FENNER WALTHALL Lasley & LeAnn Thomason & Floyd & Billie Boughton MARTHA WARE Rev. John McDonald, Jr. GENE WARREN Parkview BC, Alexandria B.C. WATERS Children of Lamar Waters, Merel, Marian & Susan JIM WATKINS M&M Alvin Skipper JERRY WEBB Ronnie & Janette Williams JOHNNIE B. WEEKS Jerry & Elva Golmon LUCILLE WELLS Terry E. Wells WESLEY, FINLY & CLARA M&M Tom M. Compton BILL WHALEY Henry & Mary Lou Davis JAMES L. WHEELER Delton (Blackie) & Joyce Smith LEIGH ANN WHITE Melanie C. Perkins GEORGE WALTER (BO) WHITESIDE, JR. FBC, Covington GUENDILL C. WILLIAMS Mrs. Breard Carpenter Martha Jordan Louann B. Smiley M&M Mack V. Martin JackLynn Holland Neva Erskins Glenn & Gayle Gilcrease JOHN WILLIAMS Dean & Crissie Cirelli PAMELA MATHEWS WILLIAMS M&M Kenneth White RODNEY WILLIAMS M&M Kenneth White Katherine Johnson & Richard Morley STEVE WILLIAMS Betty T. Sanders SUE ELLEN BRIGGS WILLIAMS Family of Oneita P. Tillman Robert Cook ZACK WILLIAMS, JR. M&M William T. Firesheets, Sr. Frankie B. Platte M&M James Sanders National Energy & Trade, LP Andrew Cl Jimmy & Darlene Andre Ann Severance & Ray Juno RENA MAE WILLIS Celeste Michael BRUCE GORDON WILLSON, SR. Tyler & Michal-Jean Storms Tom & Mary McCandlish M&M Thad Ryan M&M Johnny W. Glover CHARLES WILSON FBC Delhi Faith Cl JUDGE WOODROW WILSON Pat Evans ROBERT B. WINEGEART MEMORIAL & HONOR GIFTS MIKE SPANGLER Bo & Chris Walker Tommy & Helen Bankston Marjorie Thornton JOEY SPEER Tommy & Lissa Crump BETTYE SPENCER Ken & Elaine McKay JIMMY SPIERS FBC, Covington MERTIE ST. PIERRE Mike & Della G. Pigott REV. RONALD STANFILL Bo & Chris Walker M&M Mack V. Martin FINLY STANLY Glen Cooley Jean Midkiff & Family MABLE STEPHENS Gerald & Lisa McCain REV. E. LOWE STONE Delton (Blackie) & Joyce Smith HOWARD & OMEGA STRAHAN Omega Strahan Leslie ROYANN STREAMS Harvey (Rusty) & Vera Barrow DORIS BROADWAY STRICKLAND Bellwood BC, Provencal RYAN SWAIN The Pinckards & the Morgans LEAH TACEA Sandy & Gary Stromeyer MARIE TARPLEY Robert Cook M&M B. F. TAYLOR Maurice Frazier BRIGGS HUCKABAY TAYLOR Sandra & Bubba Loftin JARRED TAYLOR FBC, Olla JOHNNY NEIL TAYLOR Drusilla Nolley Rabb TIMMY TAYLOR FBC, Covington HELEN TENNEY FRANK P. TERRANOVA John Hixson, Daniel Frick, Milton Hixson, Kevin Hixson, Les Hixson, Adam Todd, & Michael Carr STEVE TERRY Robert Cook DELORES THOMPSON Randy, Amy, Evan, & Carson Braswell DONN THOMPSON M&M Bobby Miller SCOTT THROWER Dot Thrower MARY JANE TILLER John Hixson, Milton Hixson, Kevin Hixson, Les Hixson, Adam Todd, Michael Carr, & Daniel Frick JOE TILLEY Pat & Clyde Roberson MARGIE KOCH TINNEY M&M Joe R. Salter DR. KENNETH WARREN TIPTON, SR. M&M William T. Firesheets, Sr. ELIZABETH TODD John & Ellie Stickney WILLIAM (BILL) TOUCHSTONE M&M Emmitt Taylor RUBY BULLOCK WINEGEART M&M Wayne Foret American Press Foundation EUGENE WING Ruth CL, FBC NELL WOMACK Frances Johnson SCOTT WOODS Tillman & Jill Stogner SHELBY WOODS Robert Cook CHARLINE THOMPSON WOOLIE Gloria Fay Smith GRACE WORLEY Ann Napper & Karen Burns DEL WORTH Ronnie & Doris Latham TERRY WORTH Anthony & Annie Alouise TERRY WAYNE WRIGHT M&M Joe R. Salter Bobbie A. Kratz Andy Payne Pete & Ellen Abington GINGER WYATT Charles Jeff & Elizabeth Pinckard Morgan HENRY WYATT Danny & Judy Breard CHARLOTTE YANDELL Owen & Ginny Bellon KENNETH YOUNG Marvin & Linda Marcantel WAYNE YOUNG Charles & Irma Andrus CHARLOTTE ZIEGLER FBC Delhi Faith Cl Honors: 3/26/14-5/14/14 Honor gifts are received in thoughtful tribute to honor a relative, friend or loved one. Names of honored persons are printed in all caps followed by the names of those making the honor gifts. BRO. DOYLE ADAMS Susan Britt NADA ADAMS Delbert & Cynthia Johnson BRETT BRADDOCK GiGi ROXANNA BRANTLEY Kay & Jim Rigal, Jr. DR. WILLIAM CROSBY James & Elizabeth Jones MARY ALICE FOLDS RUTH FULLER Don Folds CHERYL GARRETT James & Elizabeth Jones MARY ANNA GRANBERRY Daybreak Cl, FBC RANDY HAMPSON M&M James Hampson JILL H. HEARD Mary R. Harper SUZIE JOHNSON M&M Brian Blackwell DAVID & EMMA LOYLESS Roy & Beth Heatherly AVERY MARSALIS MADDOX MARSALIS Rodger & Donna Bryan JOE & LINDA MCENTYRE David & Venia Box REV. LANE MOORE James Hampson Family ELOUISE MURPHY Marie F. Chelette DANICA NELSON Sherryl, Judy, Dave, Donna, Nick, Chelsey, Pam, Gayle, & Jessica HERSHEL PRICE Bobbie Kramer CAROLINE ROBERTSON EMILIE ROBERTSON June W. Matheny DUTCH RUSSELL Rodger & Donna Bryan BOB SALLEY Jerry & Shirley Salley TILLMAN STOGNER Carrie R. Stogner RAYLEE THOMAS June W. Matheny DONALD & JOY TUCKER Kent & Nelva Moss ESTHER & LEON WHITE Harriett Dietz Enclosed is $ ________________, a gift in honor or memory of: (circle one) __________________________________________________________________________________________ Please notify (Honoree/relative) ____________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ (Address) ________________________________________________________________________________________ (City) (State) (Zip) Given by ________________________________________________________________ (DonorвЂ™s name) ________________________________________________________________________________________ (Address) ________________________________________________________________________________________ (City) (State) Credit Card Number and Type: Visa MC AmX Discover (Zip) (Email) Expiration Date:___________ Code:______ Cardholder Signature: ______________________________________________________ Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home P.O. Box 4196 Monroe, Louisiana 71211 318/343-2244 HomeNews Louisiana Baptist ChildrenвЂ™s Home & Family Ministries May/June 2014 FREE 2014 VBS NAMETAGS! This summer, the ChildrenвЂ™s Home would like to be a part of your VBS. We are offering the following at no cost to help with your event: вЂў Free originally designed VBS Name Tags to LA Baptist Churches while they last! (cords included) вЂў ChildrenвЂ™s Home speakers are ready and waiting to visit your VBS and tell the ChildrenвЂ™s Home story. (Call early! Speaking schedules are limited.) вЂў Free LBCH DVDs are available for use at your VBS. вЂў VBSers are invited to go on a field trip to our ChildrenвЂ™s Home campus in Monroe. Children will discover first-hand how Louisiana Baptists help those in need. Contact us at 318-343-2244 or [email protected] today!
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