Blind Like I Was
By: Jeremiah Duo
My name is Jeremiah Duo, and I came to the Baptist Children home in January 2014. I was very excited because I felt like there was nothing left for me in Philadelphia. I wanted a new adventure and the Baptist Children’s Home was a perfect fit...even though I knew nothing about it. My first couple of months in the Baptist Children’s Home were very frustrating because there were so many new rules that I had to follow and I felt like I was being deprived of my freedom.
In the summer of 2014 my houseparents—Jake and Tracy Lawson—were talking to me about camp and how fun it is, so I was really excited to go. (Below is a picture of me with Jake and Tracy when I was on the Homecoming Court.) That year at camp is when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Since then, I have been at peace and I can see how God has been directing my life. I am a changed person. I feel like it happened so fast, but it was great. Thanks to the Baptist Children’s Home and Uncle Jake and Aunt Tracy for being a great part of it. Thank you to everyone who prayed and gave so I could go to camp. If it were not for God working through all of you, these life changes would not have happened!
I thank God for BCH and the opportunity provided for kids like me. I think it is great how they care for kids and lead them to Jesus. Hopefully every kid that gets the opportunity to come to BCH takes advantage of it—even though they might not like it because they are blind like I was until God opened my eyes.
I also thank God and BCH for everything they have done to help me become the man that I am today. I hope to use the skills that I have learned here to help others. Thank you for continuously praying for me. I ask that you continue to pray for me as God continues to work in my life to make me more like His Son.