BY STEPHEN JUDD
In the last several days, we have received numerous placement calls at Tupelo Children’s Mansion. Some of the situations are more urgent than others and require immediate, emergency placement.
This type of situation occurred just a few days ago, and we welcomed two new children to our home this week. These children came because their parents can no longer care for them. Their father has severe dementia and their mother has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing aggressive treatment. These treatments leave her so weak and depleted, that she just cannot offer the parental care and nurture that these children need. We have already fallen in love with these bright, beautiful, energetic children and are so happy that we can be here during their time of need.
Another young lady will arrive in a few days. She will be returning for a second time. This doesn’t often happen, but when it does, we welcome them with open arms. This young lady desperately needs TCM and without immediate placement, she will be destitute. She graduated from our Haven of Hope program a year or so ago and felt confident that she could return home. But sadly, that has not been the case. The emotional baggage and trauma that she carries will most likely leave a permanent mark on her life. All that we can do is love her, encourage her to graduate, and to put her past behind her. She is a precious, young lady who needs our help and we are giving it, without hesitation.
By giving to TCM, you are taking part in each child’s rescue. A child should never have to live in fear or shame or go to school hungry. They should always have the opportunity to live each and every day with hope that they can have a better life than the one into which they were born. You help to make that possible.
Will you pray about responding with a financial gift so we can continue to help young people like these mentioned? More and more children are calling to us. Each of them in need of a loving home, a good education, and a Christian environment where they can grow and develop physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
Whatever you can do will be appreciated so very much and will help to defray the summer-time expenses of caring for the children. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for standing with us as we trust the Lord to do great and mighty works, together.
To support TCM with a special offering, go to http://mansionkids.org, or mail your check to TCM, PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802.