[img_assist|nid=8215|title=At work on the farm|desc=Members of East Jena Baptist Church built this and three other “working pens” for Fairhaven Ministry near Covington, where Johnny Huffman is director of the ministry to more than 350 children over the last 46 years. Cattle go into the pens for vaccinations and other procedures.|link=none|align=left|width=640|height=478]By Staff, Baptist Message
COVINGTON – Ten of his foster youngsters recently helped Johnny Huffman put fly tags in the ears of the small ranch’s cattle.
They also helped him deworm the cattle they had herded into working pens built over the last few months by members of East Jean Baptist Church, where Ronnie Tarver is pastor.
“I assure you that it is much nicer than anything that I could have ever imagined,” Huffman said, “and it sure made working the cattle much easier.”
Johnny and Sissie Huffman, members of new Zion Baptist Church in Covington – Clark Stewart is pastor – have run Fairhaven Children’s Home near Covington since 1972.
Over the last 46 years, the Huffmans have cared for more than 350 youngsters at their rural home. In 1995, their ministry expanded worldwide through a shipping container ministry to Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe: relief supplies, medicine, food, clothing and vitamins.
“God deserves all the praise and glory here,” Huffman said. “The Lord just opened the doors and has been putting it together.”
Romania has become a major ministry, with two or more shipping containers a year.
To help with Christmas Joy for children in Romania, contact Huffman at 985.892.1134 or 985.264.5052, huffman8 @yahoo.com or www.hopeforothers.org.