Archive for August, 2012



Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Zanlee is a sweet little boy who is so lovable and friendly. He likes to talk…a lot!

When a tour group is visiting his resident hall, he is quick to introduce the other boys to the guests and explains in great detail how the home functions, their daily chores and activities. It is truly a delight to see him in action.

Zanlee had a great summer. He had so much fun riding his bike, swimming and playing ball with his friends.

If you would like to make a difference in Zanlee’s life, you can sponsor him by becoming a Mansion Kid Sponsor.

We are thankful for our Mansion Kid Sponsors, who are the lifeblood of Tupelo Children’s Mansion. Without our sponsors, we would not be able to care for the children that God has entrusted to us. Sponsorship dollars help provide for the children’s clothing, food, shelter, special educational needs, medical needs, parental support (through our loving residential mentors) and personal care.

To become a sponsor of Zanlee, or any other child at the Mansion, please go to and click on “Manson Kid Sponsor.” You can also call or email Annette Tomlinson, Sponsor Relations Coordinator, at / 662.791.7726.


It’s Not About Blue Jeans!

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The other day I was in an outlet mall with Erma, and came upon a store that I had never seen before. The name of the store was True Religion.” Out of curiosity, I stepped into the store and discovered that True Religion was a popular name-brand for a line of jeans and denim wear.

Of course, the thought immediately came to my mind that real true religion isn’t at all about a particular clothing brand, blue jeans, or even denim for that matter. True Religion is about reaching out to the helpless and voiceless children, of whom Jesus was referring, when He said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

Tupelo Children’s Mansion is pure religion in action. It’s the fulfillment of James 1:27, becoming the hands of God to the most vulnerable of our society, the fatherless!

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction…”