September 1, 2020 - Quarantine Reading Project
BCV Children are ready for this new school year after a productive summer. From March 16- August 15 a total of 115 books have been read by 11 residents. That averages out to be a little over 11 books per resident. Their Campus Director says, “So excited for this love of reading!”
August 5, 2020 - On-Campus VBS
On-Campus VBS in north Mississippi. Our Farrow Manor and Reedy Acres campuses combined children and resources to host their own safe and fun VBS. Thank you Cindy Sansing at FBC Flora for sharing your “Concrete and Cranes” materials. We had plenty of little construction workers learning about a strong foundation. Thank you also, Vicki Prather for leading all the fun VBS music and pledges. You made Mr. Tom’s Bible studies so much more interesting.
July 22, 2020 - Masks Donated by Homemakers
Just look how cute these are! Our children and staff have masks to keep them protected. Blessed by the ladies of the South Central MS Homemaker Volunteers! They sewed 65 masks for us. Thank you!
July 22, 2020 - Blessings from Park Place
"For I was hungry and you gave me food." Matt 25:35 Thankful for the faithful members of Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl for providing an abundance of nonperishable food for the children on our seven BCV campuses. Church members collected food items for the past two weeks for the BCV and another local organization.
July 22, 2020 - BCV Receives Generous Gift of Meat
Your BCV children recently received 80 boxes of beef and pork through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Rev. Garland Boyd and our friends at Macadonia Baptist Church in Brookhaven hosted the distribution for many local nonprofit agencies including The Baptist Children’s Village. U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is shown with BCV Dickerson Place Campus Director Joyce Wilson. This donation of food is being distributed to the seven BCV campuses. God continues to provide in so many ways!
June 9, 2020 - 2020 Alumni Reunion Canceled
The BCV Alumni Reunion leadership team has met and decided it best to cancel The Baptist Children’s Village/Baptist Orphanage Bi-annual Alumni Reunion scheduled for July 10-11, 2020. Watch for information about future meetings and BCV happenings on social media, our website, and in your email inbox.
April 29, 2020 - Mother's Day Annual Offering
April 29, 2020 - VBS Name Tag Promo Canceled
Since so many churches remain uncertain about if or when they will have VBS, we have decided to cancel our VBS name tag promotion for this year. However, when decisions are made about VBS dates, we are happy to send a BCV representative to participate in your missions class, kick-off, commencement, etc. We are also pleased to recommend mission project ideas where kids can help kids. We thank you for all you do to point your community to Christ and we continue to pray for wisdom for all as we navigate these challenging times.
April 7, 2020 - Email Scam Alert
In every crisis there are those perpetrators of fraud who raise their heads. It seems our COVID-19 crisis is no different. Some of you may have received an email asking you to purchase gift cards for BCV staff or children through Google. This is a SCAM. Please ignore this even if it comes from someone you know. Fraudsters access names from your contact list so it looks like the request came from your friend. Simply delete the email.
March 31, 2020 - Maggie's Life-changing Story
“From the start I just felt like I was at home. I thought, ﬁnally, I was somewhere safe, and I knew I was not in danger anymore. I was loved for the ﬁrst time. So many of us kids (at the BCV), we’d never known love like that before,” she said. Read the full story here