A summer to remember

July 28, 2020

  Your help is needed! Early this year, our leaders began discussing how we could help the children entrusted to us experience a summer they would never forget. A pandemic is not what we had in mind. My kids, your kids, all kids will remember this time. I imagine childhood stories from these days will […]

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Ranch staff helps ‘helps family be one unit again’

June 1, 2020

When Sid and Jamie Barker brought Claire and Sarah* into their foster home last year at the Baptist Ranch, the sisters were nervous as expected but very glad to be together. Previously, they had been in separate foster homes. This division was extremely difficult for the close siblings. They longed to be together. The sisters […]

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Mother’s Day Offering churches

April 29, 2020

Mother’s Day is May 10. If your church needs information on the Mother’s Day Offering or how they can give to the Mother’s Day Offering for Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, please call 501.410.1668  or email Jtownsend@arkansasfamilies.org Our children will be blessed by your help and your church family will be blessed by knowing […]

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Single mother and her children find hope at Springdale Family Care Home

April 24, 2020

A little more than a year ago, Jennifer and her family came to live at the Springdale Family Care Home. Her life as she knew it had taken a drastic turn as she and her three children found themselves without a safe place to live. Previously, Jennifer had been married and a stay at home […]

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Foster children make happy memories despite COVID-19 chaos

April 22, 2020

It was a Friday, about one week into the Covid-19 crisis, that Matt first visited the horse barn at the Monticello campus. Instantly, the 9-year-old was smitten with Buster, a brown quarter horse. His sister, Alisha, 8, was busy helping her foster mother bake garlic bread for their family.  She was super excited when the […]

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Foster Care Virtual Information meeting

April 3, 2020

  A “virtual information meeting” event is planned for anyone interested in foster care with our agency across the state. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. This is an easy resource for anyone to send to others that might be interested. Send them to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/101840824648 so they can register (free). Once they […]

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Coronavirus: Our ministry exists for times such as these.

March 19, 2020

Dear friend of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries, Our ministry exists for times such as these. In crisis we began and for crisis we exist. While the Coronavirus pandemic affects us all, we have also been placed in a position of responsibility to a ministry that is dear to God’s heart: the ministry […]

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Former US Army Ranger to hike 223 miles to raise awareness for foster children in Arkansas

  A former United States Army Ranger is using his past experiences and his passion for the outdoors to impact and raise awareness for foster children in Arkansas. Next month, Jeremy Woodall, campus minister at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will hike alone 223 miles in 14 days on the Ouachita National Recreation Trail […]

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Who’s Who of Living Well Counseling: Meet Mrs. Deanna Smith, MS, LAC

March 18, 2020

  Meet Deanna Smith, MS, LAC. Little Rock, Ark. “My husband Rhett and I have been married for 27 years and currently live in Little Rock. We have five children, ages 26, 24, 21, 9 and 7. We also have one cute little grandson! Having a second batch of kids after such a big gap […]

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Who’s Who of Living Well Counseling: Introducing Mrs. Aamie Mason …

March 12, 2020

“I live in Hot Springs with my husband of 25 years, David. We met at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and have been serving in ministry together since the start of our marriage. We are currently at Walnut Valley Baptist Church where David is pastor. We have the privilege of living on some land […]

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