Epworth Children’s Home has been a ministry of the United Methodist Church for more than 122 years. They are not an apportioned item by the SC Conference, which means they receive no funding from the conference other than our offerings. They rely heavily on the donations received from our Mother’s Day Offering to provide direct care for the children residing at Epworth.
When a child arrives at Epworth they have experienced a great deal of loss. For Epworth, it isn’t enough to answer God’s call to care for the least of these by simply providing room and board. They go above and beyond. They offer the children tutoring to get them caught up at school. They offer counseling to help them heal emotionally. They offer quality medical care on their campus, knowing that many of the children have never seen a doctor or dentist. They also offer spiritual formation and guidance that encourages true healing through Christ. Epworth ensures the children are surrounded by loving Christian adults so they can break the cycle of abuse, neglect, and shame and replace it with a life of self-respect, responsibility, and productivity.
We have a large part in making all this possible for the children. These children come from communities in South Carolina just like ours. They are our neighbors and we are called to provide for them. I ask you to give generously today and stand with Epworth as they work to break the cycle. Be part of something that lasts – a child’s future.