Words from Home
by Dr. Perry Hancock President & CEO
This past week, our entire LBCH family enjoyed the annual Children’s Celebration Banquet. The event 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 banquet is sponsored by the Judy Lynn Bailey Endowment Fund.
The theme of our banquet was “God’s Great Adventure.” The Scripture verse was Psalm 16:11. “You reveal the path of life to me...” The verse speaks to the promise that God has a grand purpose for each life. In accepting Christ as Savior, we can all embark on an amazing adventure with God.
Our speaker for the night was actor Bruce Marchiano who played Jesus in the Visual Bible video series. Bruce provided an inspiring message that challenged everyone to live a life of courage and service.
A second highlight of the banquet was the recognition of each child. Cottage parents, family workers, administrative staff, and others identified traits in each child that can be found in a follower of Christ. Those qualities were placed on a certificate and presented to the children. I wish you could have seen their faces as they received such positive recognition.
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 Children’s Home. Thank you so much for your support which makes this work possible. When you have the opportunity, plan a visit to the campus in Monroe. We would love to give you a tour and thank you personally for making LBCH a place Where God’s Love Takes You In.
Until then, may the Lord bless you as you continue to bless His children at your Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.