Guatemala (MNN) — Start saving those diaper coupons in your
weekly ads, because Florida Baptist Children's Home needs your help.
Between its domestic
and international childcare programs, Florida Baptist Children's Homes uses
nearly 30,000 diapers a month. To offset significant childcare costs for their foster parents and for the Orphan's Heart Children's Malnutrition Center in
Guatemala, Florida Baptist Children's Home is hosting a drive.
The goal is to collect a large quantity of disposable diapers
for use throughout the year, but it's really more than just diapers. Defraying
the high cost of this one item allows the Children's Malnutrition Center, in
particular, to worry about one less thing, and instead focus their attention
more fully on the main reason for its ministry: sharing the love of Christ with
children who otherwise might never know it.
If you live in Florida, you can help by actually delivering
disposable diapers to any of Florida Baptist Children's Home's locations from
September 26 to November 4. All sizes of diapers are needed, but the greatest
need is for size 1-2 and size 3.
For the majority of you who are not from Florida, you can
still get involved with this project. Diapers can be donated online. Options
range from 40 diapers for $8.99 to 300 diapers for $39.97. Click here to give.
Everyone who makes an online contribution to the diaper
drive or delivers diapers to one of the campus locations not only has the
opportunity to be part of an effort to give children hope through Jesus Christ,
but each donor can also register for a chance to win a free mission trip to the
Children's Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala.
If a church or organization collects diapers, they can
register to win two mission trips for their organization. For more information,
e-mail children@FBCHomes.org, or
call (863) 687-8811.
As you give, pray for the precious babies who will be
wearing these necessary items, placed on them with loving hands of dedicated
Christ-followers. Pray that these children would grow up to know the God who
loves them enough to provide even the smallest of needs for the smallest of
To learn more about Orphan's Heart and their ministry, click