MCH Opens the Nancy J. Bowen and B.R. and Helen Greathouse Homes
The two newest homes on the Waco campus were dedicated on Oct. 15 during a time of celebration and prayer with MCH staff, residents, Commissioners, benefactors, local dignitaries, and other guests.
The B.R. and Helen Greathouse Home, designated as a boys’ residence, was completed with gifts given through the Helen Greathouse Charitable Trust. Named for a longtime MCH supporter, the Nancy J. Bowen Home houses eight girls, most of whom formerly lived in the Mamie Mitchell Home.
Following words of appreciation and a prayer of dedication, guests toured the two homes which are built side-by-side along the street encircling the chapel at the highest point on the MCH campus. Residents of the homes proudly showed their rooms and other features of the homes to the visitors.
The Greathouse and Bowen Homes are the fourth and fifth homes of the Building Hope capital campaign launched in 2015 to improve the infrastructure of the Waco campus to better meet the needs of today’s youth. The goal of the campaign is to build 12 homes. To learn more about supporting the Building Hope capital campaign, contact Lyle Mason at LMason@MCH.org or 1-800-853-1272.
2019 Commissioners Meeting
MCH Commissioners gathered Oct. 15-16 for their annual meeting in Waco to receive updates on the ministry and learn ways to raise awareness and support for the organization. Commissioners have served as volunteer fundraisers and ambassadors for MCH since 1940. The primary responsibilities of Commissioners are to promote the annual Christmas offering in churches, speak on behalf of the ministry and host gatherings in their community to share the MCH story and enlist support.
During their visit, Commissioners heard from MCH President Trey Oakley, Vice President for Development Lyle Mason, and a number of staff members representing the scope of MCH programs across Texas and New Mexico. Commissioners also participated in strategic planning focus groups, toured the two newest homes on the Waco campus, and enjoyed a program by MCH youth which included testimonies and artistic performances.
“We are so grateful for the way Commissioners give of their time, energy and influence and come alongside us to further the mission of MCH,” said Mason. “As a group they are such a valuable resource and truly multiply what we are able to do as an organization.”
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