Faye and Myrtle are great friends and neighbors. They have a lot in common. Both were married for decades to Oklahoma pastors, both face financial struggles in widowhood and both are able to live in their homes because of Baptist Village Retirement Communities (BVRC) Adams Care Fund. The Adams Care Fund supplements the living expenses of residents who need assistance.
When her husband, Paul, passed away in the early 1990s, Myrtle was faced with limited options on where to make her home. She received two visitors, Earl and Betty Perry, campus directors of Baptist Village Lake Texoma. Myrtle says, “I told Earl I don’t think I could afford to live here.” He said, ‘Myrtle, I can get you help.’ “The Adams Care fund has afforded me a better place to live than the other living areas I would have had to choose from!”
Faye has also chosen to live at the Village. Many years ago, Faye’s husband George was the campus director. After he passed away, Faye continued to make the Village home.
She says, “This ministry provides means for people of low income to have a home.”
Faye is so deeply touched by the love and support she has received through the Adams Care Fund that she is determined to find a way to give back to the fund to assist others.
Today, Faye and Myrtle are able to enjoy life without worrying about making ends meet. They wake up each day knowing God’s people have chosen to take care of them in their time of need.
BVRC provides quality living and compassionate healthcare for thousands of senior adults. In 2005, the Mother’s Day Offering was expanded to reach more people fulfilling James 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” Oklahoma Baptists are serving these widows through the Mother’s Day Offering.
BVRC allots a portion of the offering to the Adams Care Fund which supplements the incomes of residents who are unable to afford their every day expenses. Myrtle, who has been assisted by the fund since 1994 says, “It’s afforded me a better place to live. Oklahoma Baptists should support this ministry, because I know more than just pastors and pastor’s wives who need the same help I receive.”