Meet BCV Alumnus, David Rainey
This Mother's Day, in all of our promotional materials, we are featuring BCV alumnus David Rainey whose life was eternally changed through The Baptist Children’s Village, and consequently so has the next generation of Raineys. David came to know the Lord the summer after his ninth-grade year while living at The BCV.
He says of that experience, “I can honestly say, from that point on my life has not always been easy, but my life has definitely gone in a different direction.”
David came to The Baptist Children’s Village from a home filled with chaos and abuse. He is a Godly husband and father today but; the home he has built with his wife and three children in New Albany, MS sits in stark contrast to the life he knew growing up where there was constant shouting, and even gun fights between his mother and father. David was surrounded by anger from a very young age and grew to be a bitter, angry teenager. He had no dreams or expectations of even graduating high school. Through loving Houseparents and staff David did graduate high school.
He ponders,“The Baptist Children’s Village has always been there for people like me and others. People need love and they need someone to tell them they love them and are proud of them.”
Because of you, David and Martha’s children all know the Lord and have had many opportunities. The Lord has opened doors for them through sports and in the community to be a light for Him. As Satan wages war against families, we celebrate the victories God has had in David and Martha’s family and pray that He continues to heal and restore hurting families in Mississippi through the ministry of The Baptist Children’s Village.
The Rainey’s are another example of how you are changing generations through The Baptist Children’s Village. David’s life will never be the same, and neither will the lives of Ethan, Rachel, or Joseph.
"I came home from school one day and my housemother, Momma J, asked me what was wrong. I told her that I had had a bad day and everything seemed to be going wrong. She came straight to me and gave me a big hug and told me she loved me and was proud of me. I still remember that hug and those encouraging words." --David Rainey.
There are more children who need to see God’s love. David saw this love through the BCV staff especially through his housemother "Momma J". You can make a difference in the lives of children who like David need to know they are loved. Give a gift today.
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