Recipient Stories

Finding a New Start Through God.

The Story of Yvette.

The day Yvette found her way to DaySpring Villa, she was four months pregnant and clinging to her only worldly possessions – a bag of clothes and a blanket. She was homeless and locked in a physically abusive marriage when she summoned the courage to call 2-1-1, the National Crisis Intervention and Referral Service Line.  Speaking to volunteers,...

God’s Helping Hand.

The Story of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.

On May 20th, 2013, a massive tornado ripped through the heart of Moore, Oklahoma, leaving 24 people dead and nearly 400 injured. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Director, Sam Porter, knew the devastation would be heart-wrenching. “Nothing is as destructive as an F5 tornado, and I’ve seen every kind of disaster in the world,” Porter said. Within...

Finding Her Place in the World.

The Story of Reighna Priest.

At the age of 13, Reighna Priest’s life changed forever. Raised by her grandparents from infancy, Reighna moved to the Baptist Home for Girls in Madill, Oklahoma, after her grandparents grew too old to care for her. Reighna never knew what it was like to have parents until she met the Weises, a loving couple acting as “house parents” at the Girls...