The Building Years

When we think about “The Building Years,” many wonderful things come to mind. For almost half of a century, the Home continued to care for hurting children. Caring caused those involved to recognize that a somewhat different direction and focus was required to meet the needs of so many children entering the program. Thus, the building years began.

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Building Hope

While the physical cottage and campus indeed count in making NMBCH home, the real heart of the home is those who serve the hurting, from the houseparents to the campus leadership.

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Building the Campus

New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home began with a group of people who had a dream - a way to provide help and hope to children in need. That dream became a reality in 1919. In 1960, the dream continued with a vision - a vision to build a new campus.

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Our Home

“Let us take care of our helpless children in a way worthy of the Baptists of this great state…Any child…will be taken and cared for with food, shelter, clothing and educational advantages in this our New Mexico Baptist Home.” - Leon Gambrell (March 1919)

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Our History

“The real history of the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is to be found in the lives of the children it has nurtured. This history continues to be written as it loves and helps needy children.” - Mrs. O.D. Lambirth

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