Different People, Different Gifts -- One Vision
                                                                           --Lynn R. Harms

The apostle Paul uses the analogy of the church being like a human body (Romans 12 and I Corinthians 12), made up of many parts, each with a different function.

The Children’s Home of Lubbock is like that too.

We are made up of a collection of folks with differing gifts - some are house parents, some are social workers or counselors, some have the gift of administration, maintenance, accounting, tutoring, and many others.

As you are reading this article, I hope you see yourself as a part of the body with the gift of giving and praying. You are just as vital as all the other "hands on, service oriented" body parts.

On this website, you will read of many exciting events and services. They have been made possible by generous donations to this ministry of providing a home for boys and girls who have experienced some of the worst Satan can dish out.

There are renovated buildings given new life by generous gifts. There are spiritual growth opportunities and responses for children. There are stories of children who are ready for adoptive homes, and there are holiday plans, full of promise and hope. You are a vital part of every activity, every plan made for the children who call The Children’s Home - home.

Thank you for caring for children and responding with such generosity. Every dollar given is an investment in the life of a boy or girl. We can’t all take a child into our home and provide a safe harbor, but each of us can have an effective part of the ministry by giving.

I am reminded of a statement made by the late Clyde Tatum back in my early days of working at The Children’s Home. I was thanking Clyde for the wonderful gift he and his brother made twenty years earlier, the beautiful and functional Tatum Skills Center, constructed in 1958 in memory of their parents. Clyde just laughed and said, "There’s not enough money in the world to get me to spend one night in one of the cottages. However, I am really pleased to be able to help by providing financial support."

I appreciated Clyde for his candor and for his big heart. He was a part of the body - part of the ministry of giving boys and girls a good home. If you would like to see firsthand what you are doing in this ministry, please come visit us. If you want to explore other ways of being part of the body, give us a call and we can visit. By working together we can more fully meet our vision - "Manifesting Christ through excellence in child care."