By Randy C. Davis
TBMB President & Executive Director
I’ve got an old black and white photo of my father-in-law, Wilkerson V. Jones, standing next to Babe Ruth, one of baseball’s greatest players. Ruth of course, went on to baseball immortality and is among the sport’s pantheon of stars.
But in my book, Wilkerson went on to immortality too. His legacy is revealed in the lives he positively affected, including me. The interesting connection between Ruth and Wilkerson is that they both grew up in boys’ homes. Both had rough starts to life and it was effectively at a boys home where their lives took a turn for the better. It was people investing in them that made a difference.
Tennessee Baptists are those kinds of “investors.” Tennessee Baptists support the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes (TBCH) and Tennessee Baptist Adult Homes (TBAH) through their Cooperative Program giving, but they also go beyond that in supporting the Mother’s Day Offering for TBCH and Father’s Day Offering for TBAH. These two offerings are vitally important to both of these great organizations enabling them to provide compassionate, gospel-centered care to children and aging adults. [Read more…]