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Ribbon Cutting Held for the Young Children’s Home in Fort Smith, AR!

Our four new homes – adorned with the words “heart,” “soul,” ‘strength,” and “mind” – opened on Friday, July 28th, 2017, to house...

Our four new homes – adorned with the words “heart,” “soul,” ‘strength,” and “mind” – opened on Friday, July 28th, 2017, to house up to 32 children.

On that momentous day, we celebrated with the ribbon cutting of the Curt, Cliff & Opal Young Children’s Home, located at 8800 Young Home Drive, at Chaffee Crossing, in Fort Smith, AR, which began taking children on July 31st.

The four homes, each accommodating up to 8 children, were intentionally designed to look like a residential neighborhood, with free standing houses with backyards. Each house is approximately 2,750-square-feet with four bedrooms and two bathrooms for the children, a master bedroom and bathroom for the foster parents and an open-concept living area, kitchen and study.

Most of the Young Children’s Home was paid for with a $1.875 million gift from the Curt, Cliff & Opal Young Trust. The remaining funds came from donations through individuals, churches corporations, and other organizations.

The goal is to keep siblings together, and having four designated bedrooms in each house makes it easier to keep siblings under one roof. It is difficult to find a foster home that can take three or four kids, and we are delighted with the opportunity that God has placed in our hands to now serve children in this capacity.



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I arrived in June 1973, and it was here that I was first exposed to church and where I first heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and was baptized in June 1974. I found a solid Christian foundation, strong morals, encouragement, discipline and trained to have a good work ethic and be responsible and accountable. This, along with the love and compassion of the people of this ministry, shaped my character and contributed to the man I am today.
Ivan Kennedy

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