FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE BAPTIST CHILDREN'S VILLAGE
Psalm 59:16 says, “But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.” The Baptist Children’s Village is taking this opportunity to model for our children our confidence in the strength and steadfast love of our Heavenly Father as we face this uncertain COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic. We are committed to rest in God’s peace, and to avoid the temptation to act in fear (2 Timothy 1:7). It is our desire that in us children will see that peace and experience it for themselves.
Most certainly, we are using wisdom in our response. The Baptist Children’s Village holds as its highest priority the safety and well-being of our children. Staff are diligently working to ensure every child on every campus has a safe living environment. While we are being hyper-vigilant to keep children and staff safe, we are conscious of and grateful for the protection and provision that our great God affords us today, much like He has done every day since 1897, when we took our first child into care.
Mindful of recommendations and regulations of national, state and city authorities, we are canceling any large group gatherings in the immediate future, consistent with those recommendations. We believe God has provided protections through state and national officials that we agree are in the best interest of our children and our staff (Romans 13). We are, therefore, following closely and keeping all such recommendations in mind as we make decisions moving forward.
We encourage our BCV friends, clients and staff to be wise and join us in taking appropriate measures to keep yourself and your family safe but, most important, let us together, “Seek the Lord and His strength; and seek His presence continually,” as we are admonished to do in 1 Chronicles 16:11.