We all know that 2020 was probably the toughest, weirdest year we have ever experienced. It was a sad year for all of those who lost loved ones. Our hearts are with you all!

Many of our children have had you on their minds and in their hearts with their prayer requests. Here is a sample: “Pray for all those that have COVID or have lost a loved one to COVID.”

We open a new chapter this year, looking for God’s strength, blessings, healing, and direction in all of our lives.

I am writing to you concerning a VERY URGENT NEED that we are currently facing.

We have opened the newly renovated Montgomery Hall as a residence for 12-16 precious girls in order to accommodate our continued growth, and we are required by the state fire marshal and health department to upgrade the fire alarm and life safety systems with state-of-the-art equipment to comply with codes and standards.

Our high school is now housed in the upper level of Hansford Hall, the oldest building on our campus; therefore, we must upgrade this area to the required fire and safety standards as well.

You have shown us over and over again just how much you love this ministry and the children in need at Tupelo Children’s Mansion.

Once again, I am asking for your help.

Just as your support enables us to provide food, clothing, shelter, and education, I know that you understand that having a safe environment for our children is of the utmost importance!


Will you prayerfully consider sending a generous contribution as soon as possible? 

The cost of the fire safety system and equipment for these two buildings will be $23,950.00. If we receive more from this appeal than the amount needed, any additional giving will go toward the cost of caring for the children.

The Mansion children are very grateful for your expressions of love to them.

At Christmas, one of the new girls opened a doll and cried tears of joy as she said, “This is the best Christmas ever; the Mansion has really blessed me.”

Another girl received a Journey doll with a wheelchair and crutches to go with it. She cried and said, “I’ve always wanted a doll that looked like me.”

One of our Senior girls was reflecting about leaving and said, “The Mansion is the best family I have ever had.”

WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO YOU for helping to make this happen! It is because of you that they are here! It’s because of you that we can minister to them and show them God’s love. It’s because of you that they can have the best Christmas ever!

My prayer for you in this new year is that you will receive “every good and perfect gift” from above, coming down from our Lord Jesus Christ, “with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

Our love and prayers are with you! Thanks for helping us with this urgent need. Thanks for doing all that you can do.


Erma Judd
Executive Director

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