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Mully

The soon-to-released film Mully tells the real-life tale of Charles Mully, an abandoned child of Kenya’s streets turned business magnate. He and his family had come to know all the lavish trappings of success. But in a dramatic turn, Mully senses God calling them away from privilege and power, to give themselves instead to the…

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Speak! Good Dog.

This may come as a surprise to you, but my dog talks. Not only does Max talk, but he happens to be quite persuasive.   Words, of course, don’t come from his mouth, but my sweet wife gives him voice and he says stuff ALL the time. “Daddeee, will you take me for a wawk?” “Wook…

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Everyone Can Do Something

As we look at how the cooperative efforts of the Body of Christ work themselves out through the care of the orphaned and vulnerable, we find the same premise to hold true – we’re not all called to do the same thing, but we’re all certainly capable of doing something. We all have a role…

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What Does the Bible Say About Kids Who Need Families?

God’s heart for the hurting, the oppressed, and the marginalized is exemplified in thousands of verses devoted to these groups of people throughout scripture. The following passages represent every instance in the Bible where orphans, the fatherless, or the concept of adoption is specifically mentioned.

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“No Matter What” Love

Dogs are the best.  We leave Dogs for 8-10 hours during the day, return home, dump a scoop of dried horse meat in their bowl and they treat us like we are the best living creature to ever exist on the planet Earth.  It’s really great to have someone believe this about you.  Dogs personify…

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No Cape Required

When my father-in-law was little, he loved Superman.  He read the comic books.  He had a cape.  Not only did he look up to Superman. He wanted to be Superman. One day he decided to give it a shot.  He put on the cape and poised himself at the edge of a window in their…

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Saying Yes to Foster Care

Over many years of working in child welfare, I have heard more potential barriers in saying “yes” to foster care than I count. Many times, potential foster parents are initially taken aback by the amount of work that it takes to become licensed. It’s a social worker handing you a stack of paperwork and showing…

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The Foster Care Funnel

There are three levels of involvement in foster care. Find out the different ways you can make an impact!

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How to H.E.L.P. Child Welfare Professionals in your Community

Child welfare professionals bear one of the most important responsibilities in our communities: the safety and well-being of our children. These social workers have a hard job. In fact, front line social worker turnover rates are as high as 25%. While we can’t fix all of the complex issues involved, there is something very tangible…

Impact Stories

Shayla and Selena

It’s not every day I get to witness two happy endings come together in such a beautiful way, but this was one of those days. In November 2017, we had a foster parent appreciation dinner on the Bartlett campus, and two of the children there were Shayla and Selena.   Shayla and Selena had not seen…

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Chase

After almost 3 years in foster care, Chase* was ready to be reunited with his mom and to be able to go home and live with her. At the beginning of those 3 years, both Chase and his mom had some major issues that made it unsafe for them to be together. Chase was diagnosed…

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Many Hands

There is an old saying, “many hands make light work.” One simple idea proved the wisdom of this saying recently in a special way for the houseparents at the Brentwood campus. As is the case in this ministry, sometimes there is more work to do than there are hands to do it, and so it…

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Travis & Amanda

We had been praying for 6 years about becoming foster parents. We were positive that this was a direction God was leading us. Through our jobs in education we have worked with several foster children which only strengthened our desire to eventually become foster parents. I remember looking at training dates several times, but we just…

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Laurie

Psalm 127:3-5 Children are a heritage from the LORD, Offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior Are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man Whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame When they contend with their opponents in court. The Lord…

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Cat

Some people think the younger generation is lazy, but you certainly couldn’t say that about Cat, one of our residents in Brentwood. “I can not wait to get a job,” she says. Cat has been with TBCH for almost five years, four of which were on our Memphis campus. Since streamlining our West Tennessee campuses,…

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Tiffany

Tiffany became a Christ Follower last year. “When I first came to TBCH, I was not good. I was getting in trouble at school…and I feel like TBCH gave me the power to choose ‘good.’ They were the ones to show me that doing good is not weak. So they gave me the choice to…

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