Sunday, October 19, 2008

Good Stuff in TEC: Central Gulf Coast

Diocese of Central Gulf Coast has a place for needy children. Where does an orphan get a top hat ?

Wilmer Hall

In a perfect world all children would grow up in caring and loving homes. Unfortunately, we live in a sinful and broken world where many young people long for a place to call home, or to obtain services to help them get through the problems of life. We do not understand all things, but by God’s saving grace we respond to the needs of others. We seek to serve Christ in all persons and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Bishop Richard H. Wilmer recognized the needs of his neighbors and responded by establishing a home for children whose families had been ravaged by war, poverty, or disease. Since 1864, the Episcopal Church has been faithful to Bishop Wilmer’s vision to minister to children and youth in need regardless of religion, class, race, or ethnic background.

As we look to the future, we anticipate doing great things for children in Christ’s name. We will continue residential services; help children learn; provide therapy and life skills counseling; and help teenagers on the brink of adulthood make a successful transition. We are also exploring options in community-based services and locations outside Mobile county.

To do all this we need your help. First, we ask for your prayers -- that God will lead us where we need to go. Second, we need your interest, moral support, and participation in our activities. Third, we urge you to support us financially and in-kind.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” May we, by word and action, follow his command.

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