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Grace Children's Home, Henderson, Nebraska, was founded 1 August 1936, and incorporated 1938 as a nonprofit corporation and reincorporated in 1942. It was licensed by the state of Nebraska to care for 35-40 dependent children. The 1950s plant, on the south side of Henderson, was completed in 1948. It was the only home in Nebraska operating on the family system of having no more than seven children per family group, and each family in its own residence. Children of all faiths were admitted, but raised in evangelical Christianity. The home, supported by freewill offerings and private contributions, had as its purpose to minister to the spiritual, social, mental, and physical needs of the child. The president in 1954 was J. R. Barkman and the superintendent Paul F. Barkman, both ordained ministers of the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Conference.


Author(s) J. R Barkman
Date Published 1956


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Barkman, J. R. "Grace Children's Home (Henderson, Nebraska, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 30 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Children%27s_Home_(Henderson,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=81352.

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Barkman, J. R. (1956). Grace Children's Home (Henderson, Nebraska, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Grace_Children%27s_Home_(Henderson,_Nebraska,_USA)&oldid=81352.




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