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Encourage a generation

Without the encouragement from caring CCHO staff, Brent and Mia may not have gotten baptized. Both of these young residents carried many years of severe abuse and trauma with them when they came to our campus last year. The people in their lives that should have protected them instead repeatedly hurt them, and they believed they couldn’t trust anyone. But because of the loving actions and encouraging words of our staff, Brent and Mia opened their hearts to God and eventually ended up getting baptized during their time with CCHO!

You too can powerfully impact the lives of boys and girls who are in desperate need of hope and encouragement from others.

The kids on our campus spend a lot of time in our new Children’s Leadership & Recreation Center (LRC), whether they’re coming in for the school day, enjoying a meal in the cafeteria, playing games in the gym or engaging in our recreational therapy programs. Imagine how powerful it would be for those boys and girls to see an encouraging message from you or your favorite Bible verse each time they walk to the CLRC!

By purchasing a legacy brick with your name or inspirational message (or both!), you could play a vital role in the next baptisms on our campus. Your words can be a source of incredible encouragement on the next generation of kids in need.

Our world can be so discouraging, leaving many of us scared and scarred. God intends each of us to encourage others so that, together, we can find joy amidst that pain and brokenness (see Hebrews 3:13 and 1 Thessalonians 4:18). Children like Brent and Mia used that encouragement to embrace a relationship with their Savior. Your words of encouragement can help others turn their lives over to Jesus. What a powerful legacy you can leave for future generations on our campus!

Leave a legacy for kids in need

Purchase your legacy brick today and be part of the eternal story God is writing in the lives of these children. What message do you want to leave for them on your brick?

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Help rewrite Emily’s story

Emily feels unwanted, less than, disposable. Her mother told her that she first considered giving Emily up for adoption when she learned she was pregnant, and her step-father has repeatedly abused her. Your $80 gift today can give Emily hope, perhaps for the first time in her life.

Emily’s parents divorced when she was very young and her mother remarried an abusive man. Emily recalls physical and sexual abuse by her step-father, and her mother did nothing to stop it. They clearly favored her younger step-brother, though, and the favoritism he enjoyed only made Emily feel lonelier and more worthless. She eventually moved between eight different foster homes, where she started self-harming behaviors. She even threatened to kill herself.

Emily has felt scared and insignificant for most of her life. For only $80, you can give her a night of safety and relief from her crippling fear. Your generosity can help her experience unconditional love for the first time ever.

Despite her history of abuse and rejection, Emily is a friendly 10-year-old girl who does well in school and enjoys drawing, dancing and painting her nails. Sadly, years of traumatic experiences have made it extremely difficult for Emily to form meaningful relationships with other children her age. Without effective therapy to address her PTSD and other symptoms, she may always struggle relationally.

But you can help Emily find victory. The neglect and abuse her mother and step-father subjected her to don’t have to define Emily’s future. Instead of feeling worthless, she can come to know just how much she’s worth to her Heavenly Father. That knowledge can change everything!

Your $80 gift can help provide Emily and other kids like her with the vital treatment and strategies they need as they process the pain they’ve suffered. Emily didn’t have a say in how she was treated in her own home. After years of abuse and neglect, you can give her the opportunity to develop healthy relationships built on trust and unconditional love.

Emily’s mother recently gave up parental rights to Emily. She has had no contact or interaction with her biological father for most of her life. She has spent countless days in different hospitals after harming herself and threatening suicide.

Your gift, today, can rewrite Emily’s story. Your $80 donation can change her life.

Will you help Emily come to believe that her past doesn’t have to determine her future? Imagine the difference you can make!

A safe place for Emily

Will you consider an $80 gift so that Emily and other girls and boys like her can experience a night of safety and begin to experience their worth in Christ?

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CCHO: The Next 50 Years (Story 21 of 50)

CCHO is celebrating 50 years of ministry! Throughout 2019, we will be sharing stories of the lives that have been forever changed by the work God has done through our family of ministries (CCHO, Encourage Foster Care and Encompass Christian Counseling). During our 50th Anniversary Benefit Dinner, we debuted several original videos to help celebrate the life change God has initiated through five decades of ministry. Today’s video, Story #19 in our 50 Stories for 50 Years of Ministry series, looks ahead in anticipation of what God may do with CCHO and our family of ministries over the next 50 years.

The Next 50 Years (#21)

Several CCHO employees share their vision for what’s ahead for our family of ministries and what “More” might look like over the next 50 years. Click here to see the full recap from our 50th Anniversary Benefit Dinner.

Celebrating Five Decades of Ministry

This story is part of our "50 Stories for 50 Years of Ministry" retrospective. Throughout 2019, we will be sharing 50 stories about the broken hearts, broken people, and broken families that have been made new by a loving and redemptive God. Have your own story about CCHO and our family of ministries? Click the button below to share it with us.

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