"There is a world beyond our comfort zone. How do we know what that world is like unless we step into it? We invite you on a journey into the broken lives of twenty-three teenage boys and the way God used us to reach out to them. It will give you courage and compassion and may even help you in your own journey of sacrificial love."
"Wow! That is the first word that comes to mind after reading Clay and Tabitha's book. Reading this book has been eye opening for me and made me realize that everyone has a story to tell." --- Amber Adams
Amber AdamsDirector of Children's Ministry, Central Church of Christ
"Our world is filled with young people who have been broken and battered by life, and we only have two choices-be part of the problem or be part of the solution. Clay and Tabitha share their journey to be part of the soultion." --- Robby Dittmann
Robby DittmannDeacon, Gwinnett Church of Christ
"Having watched Clay and Tabitha grow in Christian faith, I am pleased to recommend the accounts and lessons they share in this book. Your heart will be touched and your mind and soul will be opened up to making a difference in the lives of others." --- Randy Gore
Randy GoreCampus Minister, University of South Carolina
"I applaud Clay and Tabitha for having the patience, the perseverance, and the willingness to serve in a capacity that is truly a calling. Please read this book, it will change your life and how you think about a lot of things." ---Mike Howard
Mike HowardPalmetto Bible Camp 6th week Director
"An honest, humorous, compelling call to arms. The Balls transport the reader to the calamity at the front lines of the oft-ignored battlefield: the hearts of young men." --- Marvin K.
Marvin K. Sapp,Sapp, U.S. Air Force attorney and former Gamecock football player
On July 11, 2011 Clay and Tabitha Ball joined the Southeastern Children’s Home ministry as house parents. Although they came with no experience they quickly learned and assimilated to the work. They brought with them a strong faith and a desire to love those children that desperately needed to learn about appropriate unconditional love. Over the next three years this wonderful couple would experience many highs and lows but they never lost their purpose and their commitment. Today many children have had their lives impacted by Clay in Tabitha in the most positive way. They have moved on to new careers now but their footprint will always be present both here and in the hearts of many less fortunate children.
Robert C. Kimberly, MSExecutive Director, Southeastern Children’s Home
The authors are both graduates of the University of South Carolina. She has a degree in Elementary Education and he has a degree in English. Currently, she teaches at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind and he is a substitute teacher in Spartanburg County. They are active members at the Central Church of Christ. Clay and Tabitha live in Spartanburg with their two daughters.