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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.

Tipton Children’s Home Helps Over 4,000 Kids

Because of your help, Tipton Children’s Home has reached another milestone … over 4000 children have been helped since 1924. We pray that we helped them in a way that they were able to leave here and lead other souls to Christ. Your help is our biggest asset. Please continue to remember us in your prayers that the work here will continue and many other children will be helped.

“Let the children come to me , and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14

Support Tipton Children’s Home with Change Cans

Tipton Children’s Home has change cans available for you to fill and return to us. The change cans are good for donors of all ages to participate in helping Tipton Home. The money is used to help the children in the activities they are involved in or for special trips the children take. If you, your Sunday school class or a friend or relative of yours would like to participate, please call the office and we will send you a change can to get you started.

Children’s Homes Bless Many

According to an internet source, there are about fifty homes for children operated in the United States by members of churches of Christ. As one might expect, Texas and Tennessee have the most. These homes provide a wide range of services including care for orphans and those from broken homes, those who need a home because their situation has become unlivable because of drugs, alcohol, or other circumstances. Some of these homes also help with placement in foster care. Other groups specialize in helping to place children of un-wed mothers or finding homes for those children whose home situation requires that they be placed elsewhere. All of these homes and services are a help to the Lord’s kingdom because they both exhibit our desire to love our neighbors but also teach those youth they serve about the gospel. They are certainly worthy of our support.

In the exhibit space of our Oklahoma Christian Lectureship, I found materials from five of these homes which encouraged me. I am glad to know that among our brotherhood we are making special efforts to care for these needy children and to provide them with, not only their physical, educational, emotional, and behavioral needs but, most of all, their spiritual needs. Three of those homes represented were from Oklahoma.

Another Oklahoma home is at Tipton where they provides “a loving, secure, environment” for children whose families can no longer care for them.  Children who come are from ages five through seventeen and are orphaned, in need of supervision, or have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.  The children stay in a cottage with a set of house parents and with six to eight children per cottage.

originally posted by: Stafford North | October 14, 2014 – Full Article Here