The Baptist Children’s Village is celebrating 125 years of ministry to at-risk children and families throughout Mississippi.
Ministry staff, alumni, board members and others joined Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, who announced this week that May 12 will officially be known as “The Baptist Children’s Village Day.”
BCV followed up with a post on social media, “Thank you, Governor, for recognizing the BCV for the 125 years of faithful, life affirming ministry that has influenced the lives of thousands of children throughout Mississippi. … Be sure to wish your neighbor a Happy Baptist Children’s Village day, and tune in as we celebrate our 125th anniversary at the Support Center.”
Sharing the celebration
On Thursday, the ministry shared their celebration on Facebook. Click here to see more.
The Baptist Children’s Village welcomed its first child on May 12, 1897, according to the organization’s website. Since then, they have grown to a staff of 50 who serve more than 200 children annually among their seven residential campuses and other in-home efforts. The Baptist Children’s Village is the official child care agency of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.
For more information about the Baptist Children’s Village, click here.