Author: klundy

A Pastor’s Persistence, God’s Provision

This is a PodCast on the Forgotten Initiative When you’re connected to the heart of God, you’ll never be surprised at the doors He opens, the favor He grants, and the resources He provides. There are moments in life that change us forever. Pastor Tony Karnes was simply trying to prepare for a sermon series,…
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May 7, 2019 0

Faith-based reform for Mississippi’s foster care agency

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Tuesday, February 19th. Thank you for turning to WORLD Radio to help start your day. Good morning. I’m Mary Reichard.   NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher. Coming next on The World and Everything in It: Our final report in a series from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s an area where children seem especially at…
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May 3, 2019 0

Church’s foster care initiative embraced statewide

GULFPORT, Miss. (BP) — What started as a pastor’s burden for orphans has impacted the lives of hundreds of at-risk children and their families as well as Mississippi’s child welfare system. In 2015, as Tony Karnes of Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport was preparing a sermon, he took to heart James 1:27, which implores Christians…
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May 3, 2019 0

Former justice retires into career for at-risk kids

  JACKSON, Miss. (BP) — Before former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Jess Dickinson was appointed commissioner of the state’s Department of Child Protection Services, “My plan was to retire.” But then a “new door” opened. Dickinson, who had served on the Supreme Court since January 2004, said he informed Gov. Phil Bryant in mid-2017 of…
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May 3, 2019 0

Mississippi’s Foster Care Revolution

By Kim Henderson on The Daily Leader The Mississippi Gulf Coast is an area where kids seem to be especially at risk.  Child protection service there remove children from homes at a rate that outnumbers the rest of the state 4 to 1. Read More on the Daily Leader


May 3, 2019 0

Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform

By Waverly McCarthy | April 22, 2019 at 11:24 AM CDT – Updated April 22 at 1:20 PM JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Gov. Phil Bryant has signed legislation that creates a first-in-the-nation tax credit for targeted investments in Mississippi’s foster care system.   Sponsored by Rep. Mark Baker, The Children’s Promise Act (HB 1613) will…
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May 3, 2019 0