August 15th, 2016
Lastest Blog Update
by Stephen Judd, TCM President & CEO (originally posted at StephenHJudd.com
More Sacred Than Secular
Tupelo Children’s Mansion is a faith-based institution, in the apostolic pentecostal tradition, and our emphasis is more on the sacred than the secular. We teach and practice biblical doctrine and principles.
During our worship service on the campus this morning, it was my delight to re-baptize Kaiah, one of our young ladies at the Mansion.
Kaiah was baptized when she was a 3-year-old and explained to me that at that young age she didn’t fully understand the significance of water baptism, and asked me if I would baptize her again.
I remember my own father sharing with me how that he was re-baptized as a teenager, for the same reason. As I told the church this morning, it’s not that the first baptism didn’t count with God, but that the experience should really count with us.
Before baptizing Kaiah, I preached a doctrinal message on the importance of being water baptized in the name of Jesus, according to the Scriptures. And by the way, if it’s essential, it should be urgent!
We now have three more children wanting to be baptized, and will do so as soon as we check on any needed permissions. One of them just recently received the Holy Ghost!
Pray for Kaiah and her brother, who is also at the Mansion. They lost their mother to cancer a few weeks ago.
June 9th, 2015
BY STEPHEN JUDD
In celebration of her 79th birthday, look what this Mansion supporter did…
June 7th, 2015
BY STEPHEN JUDD
I couldn’t be prouder of our four Bible Quiz teams this year. They all competed yesterday in the Mississippi District Finals in Jackson, and performed excellently. We had two teams in the Senior Intermediate level, and also a Junior and Beginner team.
Our TCM 1 Intermediate Level team placed 3rd in the competition. Congratulations to Jackson (FPC) and Columbia (Woodlawn) for placing 1st and 2nd, and advancing to the North American Bible Quiz Tournament to be held in Oklahoma City. To show how competitive our quizzers were, they actually defeated the 1st place Jackson (FPC) team in one of the matches yesterday.
Considering the fact that all of our teams were 1st-year teams, our quizzers were amazing. Although we did not win the district tournament, the most important thing is that our young people memorized 100’s of Scriptures and have hidden that Word in their hearts. It is an old cliche, but it is true that “everyone wins in Bible Quizzing!”
There are so many benefits that come with Bible Quizzing, In addition to learning the Word of God and nurturing a closer relationship with God, the participants learn new study habits and disciplines and have opportunities to meet other students at various events and tournaments.
Camillia Garrett and Gabrielle Slagle made the All-Tournament Team!
We’ll be back next year! After taking a break from study for a few months, TCM will continue to be involved in this great ministry!
June 4th, 2015
BY STEPHEN JUDD
What a day! The weather was perfect for our 7th Annual Mansion Fun Run. All of the children and staff participated in the run and we enjoyed a cookout and games under the pavilion and on the athletic field.
Some walked, some jogged and some ran. As for me, I did some of all three! But I managed to get in 10K for a cause that I’m very passionate about. These children are certainly worth going the extra mile for!
What really matters is not how far we ran or how fast we did it in. The important thing is that so far we have raised $81,089.39! Our goal was $62,000…a thousand dollars for each year of TCM’s existence.
Thanks to all of you who sponsored! You put us over the top! We couldn’t have done it without you.
And, just in case you haven’t gotten in on the fun yet, you can still make a donation to this campaign. The online giving opportunity will remain on our website for a few more days. So hurry and help us go even higher and upward…toward $90,000!!!
Giving online to TCM has never been easier. Just click on the following link to support the Fun Run! For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll get a free T-Shirt that you can proudly wear, showing that you are a supporter of the Mansion.
May 25th, 2015
BY STEPHEN JUDD
We’ve Exceeded our Goal! Let’s go the Extra Mile!
Thanks to all who have helped us not only reach our goal of $62,000, but to exceed our goal with $65.767!
But we’re not done and the sponsorships are still coming in! Let’s go the extra mile and continue raising funds for Tupelo Children’s Mansion.
In just a few days, we will be running with the Mansion Kids and staff members in a private field-day and picnic event, with games, blow-ups and a lot of fun activities.
It’s not too late to join with as a sponsor! Who knows how much more we can raise as we raise the bar higher than ever before! $70,000? $80,000?
Will you help us make a difference in more precious lives? Several new children have just arrived, little boys and girls who had not other place to go for the desperate help they needed.
If you can give $50 or more, you’ll receive a Tupelo Children’s Mansion T-shirt that you can wear to show your support for the Mansion. Be sure and let us know your T-Shirt size in the donation form below, or include it with your donation if you choose to use the postal service.
You can give online www.mansionkids.org, or you can MAIL your donation to: TCM Fun Run, PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802