In His Hands Children’s Home is organized to provide children a safe environment to live, to be encouraged, to heal, to grow, to teach life skills and to share the love of Jesus.
As of June 2019, there are 29,035 children in the State of Texas currently in the foster care system – 2,002 of which are in our own backyard here in East Texas. 146 children in Henderson County alone. The Department of Family and Protective Services often have children in an office for days waiting on a home to become available so they can be placed. The need is great.
In His Hands Children’s Home is located in the town of Trinidad, Texas at:
302 Lawrence Street
Trinidad, Texas 75163
About the Founders
“Hello, my name is Charlotte Roberts. My husband, Hugh, and I have been married 34 years. We have a business, Cherokee Landing, on Cedar Creek Lake. We have owned the business for 17 years. Both Hugh and I were raised in Christian homes so we have always been very active in our churches. Hugh has taught youth Sunday School for years and has been the youth leader at our church for the past 6 years. I have taught children in Sunday School or Children’s Worship Service since I was 19 years old. I have always enjoyed children; they are a delight. I think they are a gift from God and bring so much joy into your life. I think it is a mandate from God to teach the children in the ways of the Lord. We are blessed with 4 children. Our oldest son, Hugh, is married to his lovely wife, Yum, and lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Our middle son, Aaron, works in cybersecurity and lives in Dallas with his wife, Makenzi. Our daughter, Candice works with the child welfare system and lives with her husband, Cody, in the Henderson County area. And our youngest daughter, Annalise, lives at home with us. Her job is to keep us laughing, she is 6.
It has always been mine and my husband’s desire to impact the next generation for Christ. Because we know that it is through Christ and following His commands and directives that the world will be a happier and better place to live. Following Christ gives a person peace and helps them to be a more stable and fulfilled person. After adopting our daughter, Annalise, I felt like that wasn’t the end. I felt like God was calling us to more. I didn’t know if that was to adopt more children, foster children, or open a children’s home but I began to pray about it. One day, at our church, a man was congratulating us on getting Annalise when I said to him, ‘Yeah I know the Lord isn’t through with us. I don’t know what He wants us to do but I know He wants us to do more.’ Sometime later that man went to pastor the church in Trinidad. There were 4 people still in attendance there. Those 4 people voted to not continue services because of the lack of attendance. The church members began to pray about what to do with the building. He said that every time he prayed, the Lord would bring Hugh and I to mind. At that time, he approached Hugh and I about his feeling that we should turn the church into a children’s home. He said he had already talked to the church members about the idea and asked us if we would like to go see the church. My husband was doubtful, but when we walked into the church, we could both see how it was built in a way that would be ideal for a children’s home. We were excited and knew that the Lord was leading us in this direction.
Our prayer for each child that passes through the home is that they may come to know Christ as their personal savior and friend. That He will give them the joy and peace that only He can bring. And that they will live their lives in a way that will please the Lord God.”