It began at the Buckhorn Lake Presbyterian Church over 100 years ago. Rev. Harvey Murdoch left the city life and a financially stable congregation in Brooklyn, NY to begin something new in a place that lacked resources, spiritual care, health care, education, and orphan care; all because the need was greater here than in Brooklyn. While the area lacked all these resources, he found other resources that paved the way for his leadership successes.
Over a century later, Rev. Murdoch’s God-given mission is still being lived out at Buckhorn Children and Family Services. Even though the times, programs and services have changed, the original mission of serving people is still being lived out each and everyday as we seek to Provide a Sanctuary of Health, Healing and Hope to at-risk children, youth and families.
The facilities haven’t had a coordinated remodeling since the 1990s and its time has now come. It is our goal through the Nehemiah Project to give our infrastructure a makeover to address the critical needs of the Cottages our children and youth reside in, and to brighten it up with colors that are therapeutically warm and inviting.
Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church has allocated monies from the Mission Tithe Bequest for the Nehemiah Project at Buckhorn.
THE NEHEMIAH PROJECT – PHASE ONE
In Buckhorn Feature by Lisa Brown June 21, 2017
Over the past year, Buckhorn Children and Family Services (BCFS) has been working to raise $100,000.00 in order to fund phase one of the Nehemiah Project. Through the Nehemiah Project, Buckhorn Children and Family Services hopes to address the critical needs of the on-campus residential facilities. The cottages that house the youth haven’t had any major repairs or renovations since the mid-1990s. This is an issue that directly affects the children and youth here at BCFS.
Phase one of the Nehemiah Project addresses the priority needs of six cottages on the Buckhorn campus and the Dessie Scott campus.
The staff and residents of Buckhorn Children and Family Services are incredibly appreciative of those who helped make Phase One a success. Phase two of the Nehemiah Project will take place during the summer of 2018. Over the next year, Buckhorn will be working to raise $200,000.00 in order to complete phase two. Visit our Facebook page and stay up to date on all project details!
Join Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in increasing our support for the Nehemiah Project either by coming with us on our mission trip to Buckhorn in June or by supplementing our Mission Tithe Bequest Funds.