On Mansion Sunday, November 6th, there were a number of unsolicited testimonies posted on social media from former residents expressing their appreciation for the TCM. My heart was warmed as I read them, and want to share them anonymously with you.
“I want to say that Tupelo Children’s Mansion saved my life and made me into the young man I am today. I was at the Mansion for six years and graduated from TCM Academy this past June. These were the greatest and most influential years of my life. So many people impacted my life and simply changed it for the better. TCM isn’t just a children’s home and a temporary holding place for kids; it’s one of the most loving places anywhere. The mentors there pour their hearts into the children and make them feel like they are really worth something. I was in a place when I first arrived at TCM that I didn’t want to be there, and I felt like I was nothing. Then I started realizing that wasn’t true at all. God knew what He was doing, and He had a purpose for me being at TCM. After graduating, TCM connected me with an amazing mentoring family, for which I am very thankful. I could write a book about my fond memories while in Tupelo. I love you Bro. and Sis. Judd! Thank you for all the hard work and dedication that you guys do for the children and staff. You have impacted so many lives. Thanks for everything you did for me while I was at TCM! Have an amazing Mansion Sunday!”
“Happy Mansion Sunday! In 2013, TCM became my home. I came to TCM hurt, broken and with nothing. I never knew God cared about me, and I had never experienced true love before. TCM taught me how to love Jesus, others and myself. They have blessed me with everything that I have. TCM saved my life. The staff loved me unconditionally, even when I didn’t love myself. THANK YOU to all of the staff and people who poured themselves into my life at the Mansion. My housemother, Rosalee Odum, impacted my life more than she will ever know. I am so grateful for the Judds. They are a Godly example to all of the children at TCM. Tupelo Children’s Mansion saves lives. God does love me. I love myself now. I am not broken. I am strong. Thank you TCM!”
Please pray for all of our former residents and the children who are currently at the Mansion, that good things will continue to happen in their lives.
Additional houseparents are being hired as I write this letter in order that we can expand this ministry and take in even more children. The inquiries and applications for placement are frequent. The need is so great.
As we close out 2016, I appeal to you one more time to consider sending a year-end offering to help us meet our financial needs in caring for the children.
I can assure you that your gift at this time would be appreciated very much.
We have had a great deal of unexpected expenses this year, primarily in maintaining our facilities. That fact, coupled with several natural disasters affecting a number of supporters (like the horrendous flooding in the deep south) and the uncertainty about the economy, have resulted in a financial deficit. Your year-end offering will help us end the year in the black! Please let me hear from you soon!
Thank you for believing in this great cause. Please know that your support is making a difference in the lives of many precious children.
Please let me hear from you by December 31. Mail your check today to TCM, PO Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802.
You can also give your tax-deductible gift online at www.mansionkids.org.