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erry spent his childhood trying to buy affection. He felt no love at home from his mother who was an alcoholic and drug addict. He rarely saw his older brother or sister who lived with his cousins and he never really felt like he fit in. Out of desperation, he would try to buy his friends and win their attention . . . at any cost. Terry grew up without knowing his father and found himself surrounded by strange men his mother brought in and out of their lives. For the majority of this time, Terry was raising himself. “I remember one time, she left me to go with a truck driver to Chicago. The next day, I Read more on page 4...

Inside this edition: From the President's Desk: Change..... 2

Move From Versailles Bittersweet...... 2

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Using Play to Heal............................. 3 At Mary Kendall, I Felt Safe............4-5


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Devon Lindsey Devon.Lindsey@KyUMH.org The Children’s Voice is published quarterly by The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth (incorporated as The Methodist Home of Kentucky), a ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. We serve children and families throughout Kentucky. The Children’s Voice is freely distributed to all interested persons. Contact the Versailles Campus for a FREE subscription or to change an address: info@KyUMH.org or mail to: Versailles Campus P.O. Box 749 Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 873-4481 Mary Kendall Campus 201 Phillips Court Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-6481

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the President's Desk: Change

By Rev. Randy Coy, President & CEO

Is it just me or does change get harder for everyone as we age? Or does it have anything to do with aging at all? Maybe change is just plain hard no matter how old you are. The dictionary defines homeostasis as: “The tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function.”

Considering this definition, I think I’m guilty as charged when it comes to change; however, we continue to be confronted with it. It happens on a daily basis. I’m almost always out of touch with clothing styles. They change on a regular basis. I’ve been shocked to learn that young people are buying those blues jeans with the holes already in them! It’s fashionable, evidently. Go figure. By the time you read this, you will have probably heard that KyUMH has sold its Versailles property. We’ve been announcing this probability for a while now. And God, in His infinite wisdom, sent us

a buyer without our ever having listed the property with a real estate agent. Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has purchased the property. FNU has a rich tradition of educating Nurse Practitioners, primarily mid-wives. They started their ministry in Hyden, Kentucky in 1930. You can learn more about them by going to www.Frontier.edu. This means that we will move current Versailles Campus to our new campus in Nicholasville within the next 18 months. This is going to mean change for President continued on page 6...

Move from Versailles Bittersweet By Melinda R. Smith, Vice President of Advancement

This year I will celebrate my 27th year at KyUMH. Versailles has become a second home to me. For 27 years, I have driven past Calumet, Keeneland, the castle, turned into our entrance and driven down our tree-lined drive. I met my wonderful husband and my two step-children on this campus. I have made many friends in Woodford County; so the thought that in 18 months I will no longer be working

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on this beautiful campus, is difficult to imagine. I am not alone in my feelings. Many former residents, staff, board members, Friends of the Children auxiliary and other supporters have expressed their sadness. It is not only the history we have, but also the absolute beauty. You feel a real sense of serenity just upon entering the campus. The abundance of trees, green grass, birds and wildlife in our little valley is a visual reminder to all who enter that God has, and always has had,

His hand on this place. Time and again, former residents have described their feelings upon first entering the campus. Its beauty gave them hope that this might be a safe place. Nevertheless, I watched the prayer-filled process that our board went through to finally decide our only option was to leave. In order to be good stewards of our generous donations, they had no choice. To meet the current needs of our kids, we would have Bittersweet continued on page 6...

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Using Play to Heal Devon Lindsey PR & Communications

As a therapist for KyUMH, Carol Loose is constantly discovering new methods of effective treatment, but there is one method she has recently developed a passion for – play therapy. Play therapy encourages young people to use make-believe and other imaginative activities to resolve psychological challenges. “It’s not easy to get the kids to talk about their past,” said Carol. “If you give them a way to either act out a situation or process their struggles through “play,” they start opening up and work toward healing.” To expand on her knowledge, Carol recently attended a conference - Using Superheroes in Play Therapy and Counseling with Children and Teens with Lawrence Rubin, PHD, ABPP, LMHC, RPT—S. Dr. Rubin Carol and her colleague, Tiffany Staggs, test out the superhero costumes at the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) board conference. discussed using metaphors when incorporating superheroes in therapy. For example, if you have a client that is orphaned, you can discuss the story of Batman. Dr. Rubin also shared that superheroes appeal to teens for a variety of reasons. Carol discussed the day she knew play therapy was effective. She was working with a client on making puppets – part of the treatment. Her plan was to complete the activity as a way to build rapport. When Carol asked the child why she specifically chose to make a frog puppet, the client’s answer surprised her. “I picked the frog because frogs have enemies in their natural habitat,” the child responded. “We were able to identify and process her abuse and neglect. I truly don’t think I would have been able to get this information from this client with talk therapy alone. I knew then I wanted to pursue a credential in play therapy,” Carol said.

The image above shows a sand tray - one of Carol's play therapy intervention techniques. The child used figurines to visually display her thoughts and feelings.

Carol has been a KyUMH therapist for nine years, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist and she serves on the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy (KAPT) board.

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woke up all by myself and just went to school. I loved school because it was a safe place for me.”

Terry experienced a childhood of abandonment, but rose above it all to start his own business at 34-years-old.

Throughout his childhood, Terry was in constant fear of house fires. On more than one occasion, their place caught fire due to carelessness. “One time, my mom and another guy had been drinking all day, they had thrown me out of the apartment and when I knocked on the door to ask if I could come back in, a cloud of smoke came out. My eyes were watering and burning and the next thing I remember I was being packed in a police car.” Despite the dysfunction at home, Terry continued to work hard in school and take odd jobs. However, one of Terry’s biggest

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vices was stealing. Terry stole toys and other items from local stores and gave to kids in return for what he hoped would be friendship. “I just wanted people to like me. Everybody made fun of me for my clothes and my dark-rimmed glasses. I looked like Steve Urkel and it was tough.” After the last fire, Terry was moved to his Grandma’s house. During his time with his Grandma, Terry continued to steal. He stole food stamps from his Grandma and toys and treats to "buy" his friends. Terry’s cousin found out about his stealing and told his Grandma everything. She contacted social services and he eventually came to the Mary Kendall Campus. Terry was 12-years-old when he entered KyUMH and fondly reflects on how he felt that first moment through the door. “I remember walking through the front door and there being a big lounge area, TV, couches, but my favorite part, you could go to the kitchen and fix the biggest bowl of cereal you wanted! I never had that growing up.”

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Things were going well for Terry until his state social worker unexpectedly decided to move him to a different residential facility. From that point, Terry was moved to several different placements over a five-year-period – each one presenting more and more challenges and heartaches. Eventually, he was returned to KyUMH. It was during this visit the counselors had time to work with Terry to help him understand his past and why he had such a problem with stealing.

in jail. While sitting in jail, he had time to reflect. “That was the most clarity I’ve had my whole life. I reflected on everything in the past – where did I lose myself? Is this what I am becoming?” After that, Terry decided to finish school, received his massage therapy license and now owns his own business. He donates his time to a number of local schools and organizations.

He made great progress and was transitioned to the KyUMH Independent Living program from which he eventually graduated. After leaving KyUMH, Terry went through some really tough times. The culmination was when he wound up serving 90 days

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. .but my favorite part, you could go to the kitchen and fix the biggest bowl of cereal you wanted! I never had that growing up.” “I had a counselor there I could really talk to who helped me understand that a lot of the stuff I did was to fit in or belong. “

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daughter. He wants to provide her with the same love and support he received at KyUMH. “I want her to feel the way I felt at KyUMH. I want her to feel safe.” Reflecting on his feelings about KyUMH, Terry says, “When I drive by KyUMH, I’m like, shew, I’m glad they are still there. They are doing good things.”

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President continued from page 2... us, but we are not resistant to this change. We are actually embracing our wonderful history and bright new future at the same time.

Remember the definition above? We propose to intentionally disturb the normal and create a new and better future for those in our

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Maybe I’m not so old after all.

They agreed to keep the buildings intact. They also understand that this is “home” to many former residents and have said that they will continue to welcome KyUMH former residents to visit once they take over the property.

had to tear down and rebuild which was too expensive. Also, when we moved here in the 1930’s, we had a working farm where our residents could help support themselves by working the farm. Now, the 216 acres is more land than we need. We have seen God’s guidance in locating our new property. We visited several possible properties. None of them stood out. Then we found Ashgrove in Jessamine County. I remember as we approached it from the street I thought, how beautiful!

care. With that thought in mind I say, “Bring on the change!”

Above: Crittenden Building, Versailles Campus

The land overlooks a lovely little lake and the area is very serene. God continued to reveal his will through our buyer, Frontier Nursing.

God has settled the issue of where we will go and who will take our place-- all that is left is to build the buildings and find servants who can and will invest in our new vision. With what He has already provided, I am excited to see what He has yet in store for the future of this ministry!

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December 7, 2015 - March 22, 2016 W. R. Abbott .................... Merle & Lana Westrick Marie Abner ..................... Anna K. Gander Jerry E. Abney ................. Elsie Ann Abney Ivan E. Adams ................. Gary & Pam Norman Virginia Adams ................ Faith Circle Covenant UMC Virginia Adams ................ Shelia Nunn Rachel Ramsey Alderman ..................... Christine Ramsey Marjorie Armistead .......... Robert Harper Cadle Asberry .................. Margaret Asberry David Atwell ..................... Munfordville UMC Joyce Bandy .................... Jimmy Bandy

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Cory Bentley .................... Alan Bentley Bethel V. Benton .............. LaDonna Smith Bernice A. Best ................ Alton G. Best Patricia Binkley ................ Wayne Binkley Wm. H. & Doll Blair ......... Ina C. Hunsucker Beatrice Boeke ................ Orville & Roberta Wolff Ralph Boswell .................. Joseph G. & Sondra Fischer Charles Bozarth ............... Circle of Friends Hilldale UMC Asa Brashear ................... Sammye Graven Gladys Brashear .............. Sammye Graven Jimmye Brashear ............ Sammye Graven

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Clevis & Darla Carter Wes & Jackie Evans Josephine Hopper King & Schickli, PLLC Mary Alice Lay Mark & Sharon Moore Mr. & Mrs. Russell Pope PT Pros, Inc. Mary Davies Rothenberger Irving D. Schoenacker Donna Treadway Dr. Benny J. Wilson Tony Bussell .................... Wanda Mathes Catherine Carroll ............. Bertha Black M. C. Carroll .................... Bertha Black Mildred Carroll ................ Bertha Black

Edgar Carter .................... Stone's View UMC Catherine Chaney ........... Eric & Robin Patterson James D. Clements ......... Eva Fuqua Geraldine Coley ............... Big Clifty UMC Martha Collins ................. Linda C. Bendorf Nola B. Combs ................ Ina C. Hunsucker Willard & Ruth Combs ..... Sherryl Combs Davis Virgil Cook ....................... Marion UMC Willie R. Cowgill .............. Barbara J. Cowgill George & Agnes Cox ...... Anthony & Glenda Jevans Tammy Jones Cox ........... New Chapel UMC

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Carolyn Gabehart Mildred Gresham ............. Kim & Kelma White Gene D. & Palma Sprinkle Owen & Alta Gumm ......... Rev. & Mrs. Gale Tempa Endicott ................ Wetzel Danny Philpot Robin Fain ....................... C. R. & Ruth Hager ......... Robert P. Seabolt Don & Donita Roulsten Virginia W. Haley ............. Frank Faquhar ................. Ed Barrass Owensboro District Office Steve & Mary Cabell Wilma Jean Hall Farley ... Gary & Nancy Craft Helen L. Warrix-Lacy Marsha Dailey Juanita Faust ................... David & Mary Ruth Orville & Roberta Wolff Emerson Rev. Harry Fegan ............ Alan & Becky Rev. Richard & Mrs. Englehart Virginia K. Chamberlin Adrienne Feige Owen Fielding ................. Coyce Greer Jared Mattingly John & Linda Haley J. E. & Bernice Fisher ..... Ann Haynes & Family Joy E. Fisher Sterling Fisher ................. Jim & Joy Horn Beth Hulett & Family Joy E. Fisher Robbie Flanary ........... Marion UMC John & Edna Foree .... John & Karen Foree R. G. 'Bob' Foster ....... Suzanne H. Foster Ora Lee Frango .......... Ted Frango Charles Franke ........... Georgia R. Frank Kathy Friest ................ Orville & Roberta Wolff Kelly & Mildred Fryman ................... Philippians 2:29 Jane F. Saunders Bertha Fultz ................ Linda Browning Joe & Jo Anne Mason Beulah Taylor New Covenant SS Bobe Fultz ....................... Class Memorial UMC Jared Mattingly Gaynelle Moore Theodore 'Ted' Geary ...... Larry & Karen Morris Pauline M. Geary David & Ann Moseley Clarence Gillespie ........... Rich & Kellye Nading Gary & Nancy Hill Emil J. 'Pete' Gleich ........ Margaret Pickerill Mary Lou Phillips Rev. Richard & Mrs. Class Settle Memorial Virginia K. Chamberlin UMC Bill Graven ....................... Prayer Shawl Ministry Sammye Graven Settle Memorial UMC Glen Gray ........................ Al & Janie Staples Hawesville UMC Josephine Gray ............... Sherri Troutman Ron & Vicky Rowe Woody & Margaret Woodward & Family Lucille Gray ..................... Mike & Nancy Millikan Sammy 'Sam' Wallace & Guier, Ashley & Hall .............................. Lathan Bob & Linda Newell Frances Green ................ Gareth Hardin .................. John T. Green Marion UMC Elsie Gregory ................... James & Beatrice Harney . Noah & Lucille Connie & Sue Ellis Gregory

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eceive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard.

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December 7, 2015 - March 22, 2016

Dr. Thomas Abell ............. Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Albany UMC Joyful Workers Class.............. Leah Schneider Dr. Ben Alderdice ............ Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Joy Alexander .................. Karen Fisher-Brasher Howard & Elaine Whiteaker Alan & Connie Baird & Family........................... Wendall & Nelda Harpe Tim & Cyndy Baird & Family........................... Wendall & Nelda Harpe Dr. Charlie Becknell ......... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Dorothy Beighle ............... Happy Helpers Class Walton UMC Mickey, Pam & Mason Bennett ........................ Edna Hobbs Mark & Debra Benton ...... Marjorie Miller Ayla James Bramlago ..... Shug & Marty Hickman Sue Breeze ...................... Bob & Anne Armes Barby Bricker ................... Esther Wilfling Anne Brooks .................... Imogene Ramsey Dorothy A. Brown ............ Faithful Followers Class Petrie Memorial UMC Lynelle Brown .................. Bernice G. Cornette Mike Bruington ................ Donna Funk Rev. Don & Mrs. Terry Bunch .......................... Donnie & Linda Pogue Ted & Paula Burke .......... Tom & Elaine Neely Andrew Caywood ............ Linda Hammond Sarah Caywood ............... Linda Hammond Christ The Savior ........... Carol Sovereign

Dr. & Mrs. Keith Clark ..... Mike & Kathy Milliken Dr. Samir Cook ................ Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Suzanne B. Coonen ........ Elizabeth B. Magner Ransom & Betty Cooper . David & Julia Simms Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Craddock ..................... Don & Candy Fitzpatrick Ralph & Sarah Crawford . Virginia J. Virgin The Crecelius Family ...... Casper W. Hayes, Jr. Kit Devine ........................ Dave & Beth Eberenz Church Officers of East Main UMC ................... East Main UMC Dave & Beth Eberenz ...... Rick & Jennie Norris Magdy El Kalliny, MD ...... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Amr El Naggar, MD ......... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Sharon R. Evans ............. J. Kirby Brown Betty Jo Fisher ................ Joy C. Alexander Betty Jo Fisher ................ Karen D. FisherBrasher Betty Jo Fisher ................ Kenny & Donna Stout Joy Fisher ........................ Karen Fisher-Brasher Steve & Connie French ... Dave & Beth Eberenz Dist. Superintendent Mark Gibbons .............. Cromwell UMC Dist. Superintendent Mark Gibbons .............. Stephensport UMC Larry & Rebecca Glasscock .................... Bob & Margaret Haynes Brianne Hammond .......... Linda Hammond Reese Hammond ............ Linda Hammond Bill & Teri Hanson ............ Gary & Gwen Robinson

Cliff & Rita Harpe ............ Wendall & Nelda Harpe George & Sarah Harpe ... Wendall & Nelda Harpe Josh & Alissa Harpe ........ Wendall & Nelda Harpe Virginia L. Harrod ............ Barbara H. Harrod Alyssa Hartley ................. Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Anna Claire Hartley ......... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Lindsey Hartley ................ Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Rev. Garland & Mrs. Sue Hawkins ....................... Linda Knight Maggie Hayden ............... Carrie Patterson Margaret Ann Henderson . Faithful Followers Class Petrie Memorial UMC William Henderson, IV ..... Linda Hammond Bill & Teri Hensen ............ Gary & Gwen Robinson Carliene Hodge ............... SS Class Camp Ground UMC Carliene Hodge ............... Camp Ground UMCUMM Henrida T. Holloway ........ Jonathan L. Holloway Jonathan L. Holloway ...... Henrida T. Holloway Shirley Holt ...................... Karen D. FisherBrasher Glenn & Betty Hoskins .... Joe & Susie Sivewright Ruth Hudson ................... Bob & Anne Armes Dr. Jim Hurlong ............... Cliff & Cathy Feltham Sherry & Richard Ijames & Family....................... Wendall & Nelda Harpe

Bringing Hope... One Child at a Time • Call 859-873-4481

Dr.'s Khalid & Anjum Iqbal ............................ Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Bobby & Dianah Isaacs ... Wendell Jackson Dottie Jacovino ................ Carrie Luker Farris Jeanene Wallingford Jett . Rev. & Mrs. Bob G. Ray Alice Johnson .................. Helena Kruer Linda Townsend Kendall . Ann Townsend Kay Kinchen .................... David & Connie Ashby Drs. Kyle & Amelia Kiser & Family....................... Dr. Karen & Mr. Sam Small Lee Klockow .................... Donna Funk Faye Kreider .................... Joanne Bootes Helena Kruer ................... Alice M. Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Mark Kuzma ... Dr. Karen & Mr. Sam

Virginia J. Virgin Joyce Mattingly ................ Sarah G. Smith Mac & Wanda McGaughey ................. Virginia J. Virgin Bill & Marsha Metzger ..... Dave & Beth Eberenz Duane & Pat Miksch ........ James & Linda Scott Patty Miller ....................... Virginia J. Virgin Mr. & Mrs. Huston M. Morris ......................... Mr. & Mrs. Danny L. Brown MacKenzie Morrison ........ Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Dr. Matthew Nicholls ....... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Pastor Jim Nichols & Family........................... Rev. Richard & Mrs. Virginia K. Chamberlin Rick & Jennie Norris ........ Dave & Beth Eberenz Lila Ogletree ....................

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ove one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:10 Small Dorothy Townsend Ledger ......................... Ann Townsend Dr. John Looff .................. Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Eddie & Susan Maddox ... Paula Dickerson Betty Magner ................... Mrs. R. D. Coonen Dr. & Mrs. John Marsh .... Dr. Karen & Mr. Sam Small Chuck & Sandy Martin .... Mac & Wanda McGaughey

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Larry & Joy Lindsey Scott & Peggy Omer & Family........................... Charla J. Mauzy Bill & Dorothy Paxton ...... Bernice Cornette Lois Jean 'Jeannie' Pence .......................... Camp Ground UMC Lois Jean 'Jeannie' Pence .......................... Camp Ground UMCUMM Petrie Memorial UMC Friendship Class.......... Don and Dorothy Brown

Tracy & Sally Phillips ....... Wendall & Nelda Harpe Betty Jane Pitzer ............. Charles & Garnetta Castle Rev. & Mrs. James Powell .......................... Mr. & Mrs. Scott Walker Larry & Linda Puryear ..... Mac & Wanda McGaughey Duncan & Linda Ramsey . Imogene Ramsey Dr. Imogene Ramsey ...... Anne Brooks Jo Ann Ramsey ............... Imogene Ramsey Richard & Heather Ramsey ....................... Imogene Ramsey Ryver Ramsey ................. Imogene Ramsey Rev. & Mrs. James Rawlings ...................... Betty Jane Pitzer Rev. Howard & Mrs. Dee Reynolds ..................... Karl & Judy Moran Joanne Simpson Dr. Michael & Mrs. Alice Rice ............................. Sardis UMC-UMW Dale & Robin Roberts ..... Wendall & Nelda Harpe Todd & Joanna Roberts ... Wendall & Nelda Harpe Rev. Kenny & Mrs. Betty Rogers ......................... Raybon & Kim Crump Merle Rose-West ............. Mac & Wanda McGaughey Ricky & Sandy Russelburg .................. Wendall & Nelda Harpe Beth Ryan ........................ Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Caitlin Ryan ..................... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Callie Ryan ...................... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan

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Jackson Ryan .................. Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Savannah Ryan ............... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Ashley Sanden ................ Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Catherine Sanden ........... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Kari Sanden ..................... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Family & Friends of Sandra Schmidt .......... Sandra Schmidt Stephen Schnacke .......... Don & Glenna Burton Charles Shaffer ............... Dorothy Shaffer Dorothy Shaffer ............... Charles Shaffer Dr. Greg Sherry ............... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner

Mr. & Mrs. James Shope . Mac & Wanda McGaughey The Smith Family ............ Casper W. Hayes, Jr. Gerald Smith ................... Joy E. Fisher Trudy Smith ..................... Barbara Lamb Blair Smithson ................. Carrol & Bette Hanberry Bobby & Betty Spain ....... Tom & Jan Prewitt Janet Spencer ................. Mr. & Mrs. J. Tracy Spencer St. John UMC Prospect... Catherine Detweiler Rev. Gary & Mrs. Carol Story ............................ Arthur F. Fleser Girls of Sweazy Hall 72-74 ........................... Craig & Jan Griffin Potts Dr. Daniel A. Talley .......... Dixie Broadfoot

Billy & Patsy Taylor .......... Linda H. Walker Virginia Thompson .......... Sarah G. Smith Nora Walker Virginia Thomson ............ Susan Kearns Rev. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton .............. Betty Jane Pitzer Dr. Tim Tohill .................... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Peyton Townley ............... Col. & Mrs. Paul T. Ryan Colin Turpin ..................... Imogene Ramsey Wallace Veach ................. Debra Veach Jo Virgin .......................... Mac & Wanda McGaughey Rev. Frank & Mrs. Idella Wallace ....................... Max & Glenna Young Harry & Kris Weathers .... Martha Weathers Brown

Dr. Danny Whitley ........... Dennis & DeeDee Faulkner Dr. Howard H. Willen ....... Herb Fetty, Jr. Friendship Class Hopkinsville 1st UMC Ron & Vicky Rowe Adam Williams ................. John T. Green Lounetta Williams ............ James & Barbara Hamlett Sarah Williams ................ John T. Green Jim & Sandy Wilmot ........ Arthur Fleser Dr. & Mrs. Jeff Wilson ..... Dr. Karen & Mr. Sam Small P. D. & Salle Wilson ........ Bob & Susan Butler Rev. & Mrs. James Wofford ........................ Ben F. & Mary R. Weaver Edward Young ................. Lee Young

BIRTHDAYS WEDDING

Bo Bond 2-years-old................... Bo & Kay Collins Dessie Davis 100-years-old............... Stephen & Phyllis Schnacke Judy Golden..................... Emily Smith Don Rankin....................... Maurice & Mary Patrice Hancock Christine 'Chris' Shugars 90-years-old................. Betty Jane Pitzer Sarah Smith 100-years-old............... Joyce T. Mattingly Paul E. Williams............... Patrick Wiliams

ANNIVERSARIES Mr. & Mrs. G. Bowling 50-years-married.......... Karen D. FisherBrasher Bob & Margaret Haynes... Vicki Carman James & Betty Lawrence 65-years-married.......... Bill Lawrence & Family Randy Lawrence & Family

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

Above: Ladies from the Versailles United Methodist Church stuffed nearly 5000 Spring Appeals in Februrary! Pictured left to right: Betty Meyer, Betty Coakley, Edith Hogg, Jan Lavy, Sharon Evans and Margaret Powell. Left: The Mary Kendall campus received 75 plastic shoeboxes filled with personal supplies from three United Methodist churches in the Cadiz area – Bethesda, Cerulean and Mt. Zion. Twelve-year-old Lily spent $160 of her own money to donate. Enclosed in her boxes was the handwritten letter featured here.

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Children’s Voice

www.kyumh.org A publication of Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth


SAVE THE DATE 34th Annual

SCRAMBLE September 16, 2016 The Brook Golf Course Versailles, Kentucky

Contact Casey Neely at

Wayne Oats is a member of First United Methodist Church of Lexington and a devoted volunteer of KyUMH. Recently, he volunteered to landscape the Versailles Campus. Thanks Wayne! It looks great!

(859) 879-4038

to sponsor and for more information.

Mary Kendall

Annual Day May 21, 2016

BECOME A SUPERHERO

BECOME A KYUMH

REPRESENTATIVE Contact Casey Neely at

(859) 879-4038 for more information.

Bringing Hope... One Child at a Time • Call 859-873-4481

You are invited! Learn about our campus in Owensboro, Kentucky. Bring your family or your church group. We have silent auction starting at 11 a.m., live auction at 1 p.m., campus tours and free meal.

Please consider donating auction items or volunteering for setup and cleanup.

Visit kyumh.org for more information. Children’s Voice

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Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Permit #1478 Lexington, KY

P.O. Box 749 Versailles, KY 40383-0749

Wishlist - Mary Kendall Campus Paper towels

Plastic tampons

Mesh bath poufs

Disc golf sets

Bras and panties (Adult sizes)

Spray sunscreen (SPF 30)

Men's boxers (No briefs)

Beach towels

Contact Roy Hicks (270) 683-6481 x 221

Wishlist - Versailles Campus Laundry soap tabs Dryer Sheets

New Bras/Panties (Youth L-Adult XL)

Travel toothbrush holders

Men's Boxers

Men and Women's Shave Gel

Hairspray Combs (female)

Mouth wash Plastic tampons

Kroger Plus Cards

Link your Kroger Plus Card to KyUMH! We receive a percentage of your Kroger transactions. Last year we received over $11,000 from the Kroger Community Rewards Program. It costs you nothing! You can sign up online, or invite us to your church and we will enroll people in person. Follow these steps: 1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards 2. Sign in to your account online or create an account 3. Find and select "KY Methodist Children’s Homes," then click “Save”.

If you have questions, contact us for help.

Join us!

Versailles Annual Day

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Batteries AA, AAA, D Clock radio

Purchase these items using our Amazon or Walmart wishlist and a portion will bring hope and healing to our children. Visit kyumh.org > Donate > Wishlist Items. For more information, contact Wes Farmer at (859) 873-4481 or wes.farmer@kyumh.org.

You are invited to our last Versailles Campus annual day! KyUMH will be moving to Nicholasville 2017, so join us for this momentous occassion. Bring your family or church group. The event will feature a silent auction, a live auction, campus tours, free food and more! For more information visit kyumh.org.

Children's Voice May 2016 Edition  

Terry rose from a history of neglect to own his own business thanks to KyUMH. Read his inspiring story and more in our May 2016 edition of...

Children's Voice May 2016 Edition  

Terry rose from a history of neglect to own his own business thanks to KyUMH. Read his inspiring story and more in our May 2016 edition of...

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