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  • Abraham Lincoln on Criticism

    "If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference."
  • Consider the Cost

    "Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events." ~Winston Churchill
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  • Charles Spurgeon

    "Our blessed Lord reveals himself to his people more in the valleys, in the shades, in the deeps, than he does anywhere else. He has a way and an art of showing himself to his children at midnight, making the darkness light by his presence."
  • Progress through Perseverance

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or whether the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; Who, at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; And who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. It is far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight of life, knowing neither victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
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    God will uncase the hypocrites ere long, and make them know, to their sorrow, what is was to trifle with Him." - Richard Baxter
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  • The Reformed Pastor – Richard Baxter

    “We must carry on our work with patience. We must bear with many abuses and injuries from those to whom we seek to do good. When we have studied for them, and prayed for them, and exhorted them, and beseeched them with all earnestness and condescension, and given them what we are able, and tended them as if they had been our children, we must look that many of them will requite us with scorn and hatred and contempt, and account us their enemies, because we ‘tell them the truth.’ Now, we must endure all this patiently, and we must unweariedly hold on in doing good, ‘in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves, if God, peradventure, will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.’ We have to deal with distracted men who will fly in the face of their physician, but we must not, therefore, neglect their cure. He is unworthy to be a physician, who will be driven away from a frenetic patient by foul words. Yet, alas, when sinners reproach and slander us for our love, and are more ready to spit in our faces, than to thank us for our advice, what heart-risings will there be, and how will the remnants of old Adam (pride and passion) struggle against the meekness and patience of the new man! And how sadly do many ministers come off under such trials!”
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    I am only providing this list as a help to families as a resource and do not necessarily endorse any of them. You will need to check the ministries for compatibility to your situation. Please contact them directly.

  • Anchor Character Training Center (coed)
    Harvest Baptist Church Ministries
    PO Box 430, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
    (515) 955-5270 or (515) 955-3074
    Pastor, Marvin E. Smith III 
    Director, John Brooks
    Home located at: 1940 225th St., Fort Dodge, IA
    Web: http://lighthouse-baptist.net/Anchor-Training-Center.shtml 
  • Calvary Boy’s Ranch, Boarding Academy, City of Refuge, Baptist Institute & Seminary
    Calvary Baptist Church Ministries
    PO Box 834, Eufaula, OK 74432
    (918)689-9403
    (918)689-4789 (Fax)
    Pastor, Dr. Jerry McDonald
    Web: www.calvarybaptistministries.net
    Email: jerrymcdonald@calvarybaptistministries.net  
  • Happiness Hill Home (girls)
    (Affiliated with Roloff Ministries, Corpus Christi, TX)
    Rt. 5 Box 437, Union, MS 39365
    (601) 365-7714
    Director, Dr. Jack High
    Email: happyhill@netdoor.com 
  • Heritage Boys Academy
    Buddy Maynard, Director
    4015 Maynard Drive, Panama City, Fl 32404
    (850) 913-1844
    (850) 913-9682
    E-Mail: truthforyouth@juno.com
    Web: www.heritageboysacademy.com
  • Hope Children’s Home (coed)
    First Baptist Church, Milford, OH
    Pastor Bill Duttery
    (813) 961-1214
    (813) 968-7686 (Fax)
    11415 Hope International Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33625
    Dr. Buddy Morrow, Director
    Web: www.hopechildrenshome.org 
  • Hope Children’s Home (young girls)
    (Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church, McDonaugh, GA)
    Directors, Jimmy & Donna Prather
    Rt. 1, Box 194, Duck Hill, MS 38925
    (662)565-2894
    Email: h_o_p_e@bellsouth.net
  • Joshua Scott Boarding School (boys)
    (Ministry of Bible Baptist Church, Belva, WV)
    P.O. Box 67, State Rte. 39, Belva, WV 26656-0266
    (304) 968-3005 
    Email contact through website: http://www.jsboardingschool.com 
  • Jubilee Home For Ladies (18 years old and over; for younger girls see Happiness Hill)
    Peoples Baptist Church Ministries, Roloff Ministries
    Pastor Charles Crummey
    1355 FM 665
    Corpus Christi, TX 78415
    (361) 265-9911, Ext. 215
    Web: http://www.roloff.org/about/about.html 
  • Lighthouse Children’s Home (girls)
    Lighthouse Baptist Church, West MS. 
    Evangelist Larry Neff
    PO Box 276, Kosciusko, MS 39090
    (601) 289-9629 
    Email: lch@kopower.com
  • Reclamation Ranch (boys and girls12-17, young men 18-45)
    Dr. Jack Patterson, Founder and Director
    Ministry of Gloryland Baptist Church
    P.O. Box 150, Empire, AL 35063
    80-419-3522
    205-647-1414
    www.reclamationranch.com
  • Reformers Unanimous
    This web site has information about how to overcome addictions and they also have homes to help those who are addicted.
    Steve Currington, Founder
    P.O. Box 15732, Loves Park, IL 61132 
    (815) 986-0460, burks@reformu.com,
    www.reformu.com
  • Shenandoah Boys Ranch
    Shenandoah Girls Haven
    Shenandoah Baptist Church

    Pastor Steve Grubbs
    138 Osment Rd.
    Cleveland, TN 37323
    (423) 339-0103
    (423) 339-0992
    (423) 339-0117 (Fax)
    Web: http://www.makingmuchofjesus.com/page.cfm?id=139
  • Shining Light School for Boys
    Ministry of Walter’s Grove Baptist Church
    Dr. Jeremy Simpson, Pastor
    Bro. Roy Isenhart, Director
    2620 Cid Road, Lexington, N.C. 27292
    Phone: (336) 859-9860
    Cell: (336) 596-6459
    Email: shininglight4boys@yahoo.com
    www.shininglightschoolforboys.com
  • The Ark Youth Shelter (boys)
    Ministry of Trinity Baptist Church
    Darrell Finch, Director
    9261 Fairforest Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29301
    864-576-6174
    Fax: 864-576-4463
    www.arkyouthshelter.org
  • Victorious Valley Homes (coed)
    Ministry of Victorious Valley Baptist Church
    140 Victorious Valley Drive
    Sunset, SC 29685
    864-878-3070
    Fax: 864-878-5791
    www.victoriousvalleyhomes.com
    E-mail: mcgillfamily.1@juno.com
    Contact: Jennifer Holobrooks
  • Victory Academy for Boys
    Ministry of New Life Baptist Church, Aurora,Il
    W4705 Wallace Rd., Amberg, WI  54102-9037
    715-759-5976
    www.vafb.org
    information@vafb.org
    Mark Massey, Director
  • Willow Valley Boarding Academy and Camp (boys)
    Ken Puckett, Director
    P.O. Box 99, Vinton, OH 45686
    740-388-8033
    www.willowvalley@arczip.com
  • Camp Tracey (boys & girls)
    904.724.8223
    1051 Arlington Road
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211
  • Midcourse Correction Challenge Camps (boys & girls, 11-18)
    46 hour character building boot-camp
    810.227.0243
    Brighton, MI 48116
  • Freedom Village USA (boys & girls)
    P.O. Box 24
    Lakemont, NY 14857
    1.800.VICTORY
  • The Ranch Program at Salem
    15161 N. 400 East Road
    Flanagan, IL 61740
    815-796-4561
    Fax:  815-796-4565 email: info@salemranch.com
    http://www.salemranch.com/index.htm

6 Responses

  1. I would like an email address for the Secrest missionaries in Uruguay. We are missionaires with BIMI in Buenos Aires and have a question about areas of Uruguay which need missionaries for a young couple who wants to go there. Please contact me. Muchas gracias.
    Debbi

  2. A friend suggested your site to me and I’m sure glade he did.

  3. wishing to partner with your ministry,show me how to reach you.

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