SAN ANTONIO (BP)--Just a couple of months ago, 3-year-old Michael Brown made his home in an Arkhangelsk orphanage, 750 miles from Moscow. This day, he is in the preschool childcare at the Southern Baptist Convention, a lifetime away from certain destitution as a gypsy outcast.
Photo by Michael Smith
More than 100 children, newborns through 3-year-olds, experienced a Vacation Bible School-style environment as part of the childcare. Sally Schaal, children's minister at Castle Hills Baptist Church in Texas, served as director of the childcare. A children's minister for nearly 25 years, Schaal said, "We're trying to show God's love and grace with the children. We want to be a blessing to the pastors, particularly, who have come a long way."
Brian Brown, in training to become a pastor, traveled to the SBC with his wife Edith and the two boys they adopted from Russia in late March. Read More