The Messenger, Summer 2016


The Messenger is published twice a year. The Messenger contains up to date articles concerning the children and news about Tipton Children’s Home. Tipton Children’s Home is a missonary work done to help children who are in need. It is supported by friends and members of the church of Christ. Children attend the public school system and live in homes with a set of house parents and no more that 7 other children. If you would like to receive mailings from Tipton Children’s Home, please contact us and provide your name and address.

Letter From The Director 1/16

Joe WaughTipton Children’s Home is a non-profit organization. We rely on your many gifts of money, groceries, clothing and even handmade quilts. I realize that most of the people receiving the Messenger know what we are and what we do. Our concerns are usually centered around the material donations and the effect they will have on our day to day lives. But as the new year begins, I believe it is most important to seek another type of donation. That donation is PRAYER!

I believe that all of our needs, desires and wants will be taken care of if each of you will set aside time every day to pray for us. Pray for the children. Pray that they may come to know Christ and the Cross. Pray for their healing from emotional and physical scars. Pray for our house parents. Pray that they may have patience and strength to deal with all the challenges that confront them. Pray for the administration, that they may lead in a Godly way which will continue to make Tipton Children’s Home a place which will make a positive change in the lives of our children.

I Thessalonians 5:16 says “pray without ceasing”.

As we diligently do this, I truly believe that all of our needs will be met, both spiritually and financially. As always, never hesitate to call or come visit us.

Thank You For Your Generosity

Tipton Children’s Home would like to say thank you to all our friends and family who shared your love with us over the holidays. The children had a great Christmas with all the presents they received. In addition, they had the opportunity to meet new friends and reconnect with the old friends they have made in the past years. What a wonderful example of Christian love for our children. It is our goal that someday our children will be in the position of giving back to others just as so many of you have done.

We wish you all a blessed year in 2016!

Tipton Home Kids Christmas

Faith and Love

Tipton Children’s Home has benefited from the generosity of so many friends and families over the holidays. We returned to find our homes cold and dark like so many of you. The town of Tipton was without electricity for 3 days and others in the area were without electricity for a week or more. We have had happy times and some trying times. The children were kept safe and warm with the use of generators and mounds of quilts. It was a true adventure for children and houseparents.

I want to express thankfulness to all of you for your generosity in bringing food, gifts and cards for the children. In addition, many of you sent monetary gifts. Your generosity is overwhelming. I would also like to express our gratitude to the lineman who helped restore the electricity and many others who called to check on our needs or brought supplies.

We continue to thank God for the blessings we have received and the guidance and safety he provides as we do His will. I pray we will never lose sight of the love and care God provides for us when we trust Him and put our faith in Him.

A few years ago, there was a story in the National Geographic magazine reminding us of God’s greatness and the plans he has had for his creatures since the beginning. A forest fire overtook Yellowstone National Park and after the fire the forest rangers walked up the mountain to assess the damage. One ranger found a bird petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. The ranger was saddened that the bird had perished and was astonished that he did not fly away as the fire came closer. He took a stick and knocked the dead bird’s ashes over. Immediately, three tiny chicks scurried from under their mother’s wings. The mother, keenly aware of the impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and gathered them under her wings, knowing that the smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety all by herself, but she did not want her babies to perish. When the blaze arrived and the heat rose, the mother remained steadfast protecting her babies. Because she had been willing to give herself for her babies; the babies continued to live.

“He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4

As God’s children and ministers to others, let us remember to find our comfort in his love for us. If we have but a tiny measure of faith, the size of a mustard seed, he will bring us through our trials.

Thank you to all who have been providers for Tipton Children’s Home in the past. I wish you all a new year of God’s blessings and pray that we will continue to provide a refuge for children needing our help. If you know of a child that needs our help, please call the office at 580-667-5221.

Newest Member of the Tipton Children’s Home Staff

Renee BoydWelcome to Renee Boyd. Renee has accepted the position of Secretary / Business Manager for Tipton Children’s Home. Renee comes to us with a real estate background and will continue to be connected with Remax Property Place in Altus on a part- time basis. She is a 1999 graduate of Tipton Schools. Renee and her daughter, Chloe, live in Tipton. She will be the “voice on the phone” if you call our office.

Judi French, our former secretary/Business Manger left in November. Her and her husband, Stan, who was the farm manager at Tipton Children’s Home, have moved to Colorado to be closer to their children and they are the new owners of Road Runner roofing. We wish them well in this new endeavor.

Straight A Students of Tipton Children’s Home

Tipton Home Straight A Students

Congratulations and a job well done to these children who made straight A’s for the Fall semester 2015 at school. The children worked hard and we are very proud of them. Pictured are Erika, Nathan, Hunter, Shawn, Samantha, and Daniel. Not pictured is Dasi.