An interesting aspect of working at a place like Cherokee Home for Children is that boredom is never a problem. A variety of goals, opportunities, and problems is always present.
So, if I need to change my priorities for a while, usually to give me time to think about options, I can find a new area of need or concern almost right away.
The most common two areas of contemplation to switch back and forth from are the physical/financial needs of the home and religious/social needs of our children. Both are important, but our methods of spiritual and social training hold eternal consequences. And that can make this work quite humbling and quite serious. That is why all of us here view our work more as a mission than just a job.
For this reason, we continue to ask for your prayers that all of us will have the skills, abilities, and perseverance to do what is eternally best for our children.
Three of our children came to Christ as they were baptized last Sunday, two at the Austin Avenue Church of Christ in Brownwood and one at the Pearl Church of Christ. We are continually thankful to the congregations and individuals whose giving makes such glorious events possible in the lives of our children.