1920-2010 SELLERS MATERNITY MINISTRIES
“NINETY YEARS OF OFFERING A FUTURE AND A HOPE”
Sellers Maternity Ministries was founded in 1920 as the Baptist Woman’s Emergency Home in New Orleans.
The ministry became affiliated with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1933 and the name was changed to Baptist Women’s Home.
The ministry was renamed Sellers Baptist Maternity Home and Adoption Center in 1961 in honor of Dr. Thomas B. Sellers, a New Orleans obstetrician who had volunteered his services there for 33 years. On July 31, 1964, the Sellers Home placed its 1000th baby for adoption.
In 1990, seeing a declining need for a national maternity service, the Home Mission Board closed the New Orleans facility and handed operations over to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home in January 1991.
Through God’s providence, at the same time, Ms. Lynn Seymour of Tallulah donated her estate to the Children’s Home, providing a new home for Sellers called “Happy House.”
The ministry’s name was changed to Sellers Maternity Home and remained in Tallulah until 2007.
In 2000, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cheatham donated his family home in the Central community of Baton Rouge to the Children’s Home. Initially, this property was used as a residential child care facility and counseling center.
In 2007, in order to meet the needs of the state more effectively, Sellers was moved from Tallulah to its present location at Cheatham House. God’s providence was once again demonstrated in a Sellers’ move.
The Cheathams shared how they had hoped the family home would one day be used to minister to unwed mothers.
Today, Sellers Maternity Ministries offers a Christian alternative to abortion for those who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
Whether a young woman chooses to parent or place her child for adoption, lives are being saved and futures are becoming hopeful once again. Sellers serves unwed mothers through age 25.
Sellers Maternity Ministries remains committed to its 90-year tradition of providing Christian love, care, and hope to those who need its ministries most.
Through crisis pregnancy counseling, post-abortion counseling, residential maternity care, parenting education, and adoption services, Sellers continues to extend God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you … plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
LOUISIANA BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
FALL FOOD ROUNDUP PICK-UP–BEGINS SEPT. 13
Your Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries team is busy gearing up for the 2010 Fall Food Roundup. This decades-old tradition is so important to our ministry of helping children and families in need.
Baptist churches all across the state literally help feed our family here at the Children’s Home throughout the entire year through faithful participation in the Fall Food Roundup.
In addition to feeding the children in our residential program, this year Fall Food Roundup will also help nourish the homeless children and mothers served through our newest ministry, called HomePlace.
Contributions to the Fall Food Roundup may include any commercially canned or processed foods, dry goods, paper products, toiletry items, cleaning supplies and monetary donations. The money given for the Roundup will be used to purchase milk, bread, eggs, meat, and fresh produce needed throughout the year.
Roundup trucks will be running many different routes throughout the state Sept. 13 through Oct. 11. A complete pick-up schedule and needs list are available at www.lbch.org.
Thank you Louisiana Baptists for making an eternal difference in the lives of families served through your Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries.
NEEDED ITEMS INCLUDE:
NEEDED ITEMS INCLUDE:
*Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap
*Cleaning Supplies – Bathroom/Kitchen
*Detergent – Laundry/Dish, Dishwasher
Barbeque Sauce, Hot Sauce
Cake Mixes, Cookie/Brownie Mix
Canned Juice – Apple/Orange
Canned Greens – Mustard, Turnip, Collards
Canned Meats – Spam, Vienna Sausage
*Canned Peas – Black-eyed, Field, Purple Hull
*Canned Pie Fillings
Chili – Without Beans
*Cooking Oil, Shortening
Corn Meal – Plain/Self-rising
Deodorant – Men/Ladies
Flavoring – Lemon, Vanilla, Almond, etc.
Flour – Plain/Self-rising
Grits – Regular/Instant
*Jelly and Jam
Jello (including instant pudding)
*Kool Aid – Regular/Sugar Free
Oatmeal – Regular/Instant
Onion Soup Mix
Salad Dressing – Ranch, Italian,1000 Island
Soups – Canned/Packaged
Syrup – Regular, Karo, Chocolate
Tea – Regular/Decaf
Tomato Sauce and Paste
* – Much Needed Items