Message from Executive Director Keith Dyer
A wise man once said, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” The inherent truth Solomon communicated in Ecclesiastes 4:12 is reflected, at least in part, in terms we use today like collaboration, synergy, teamwork, unity, cooperation, etc.
Texas Baptist Children’s Home is blessed to have community partners, churches, civic organizations, Boy and Girl Scouts, youth groups, local businesses and many other individuals who partner with one of our staff, children or clients to stand against the effects of family dysfunction.
Kids and families come in need of our services one at a time but quickly discover they are surrounded by one, two, three or more individuals who are committed to “stand in the gap” for some of the most fragile children and clients in our world. Solomon’s admonition to avoid taking on life “solo” but instead looking to collaborate with others is critical in defending those who are most fragile in our complex world. Children and clients alike are blessed and encouraged when staff and other community volunteers reach out to embrace them through volunteerism and/or supporting the ministry financially.
Solomon says one can be overpowered. Two can defend themselves, but a cord of three strands is not quickly broken. It is a fact; human resources are desperately needed in order to provide quality residential care for children, youth and families. It comes as no surprise that in addition to human resources, financial resources are needed to meet the physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs of those we serve. But, the most important component of that three stranded cord is the third ingredient, which is God’s Holy Spirit.
The Spirit of God leads and calls out staff to serve children and families at TBCH. God leads families to seek out our services. He leads volunteers to partner our staff in ministry. As we cooperate and unite with individuals who care for hurting children and families, we generate synergy that is ultimately reflected by a team that is formed to meet the needs of children, youth and families. Yes, that third strand, which is God’s presence, is the key factor and common thread among the ministries of Texas Baptist Children’s Home.
We thank you for your support and partnership in ministry. And may we be mindful of the words of Jesus when he said, “Without Me, you can do nothing!” Please come see us when you can and join us in ministry to children, youth and families!
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