Lighting Up a Field
Through the generous donations of many people, God allowed The Idlewild Foundation to raise the funds to light the ball fields of the Ken Whitten Sports Complex at Idlewild Baptist Church. This has added many hours of additional available time for sports practice and activities and has greatly increased the outreach capabilities of the recreation ministry of Idlewild Baptist Church.
Hope Starts Here
In mid-2018 The Idlewild Foundation was asked for a grant of $100,000 to allow One More Child to complete the purchase of 17 acres to develop a Compassion Center. This Center will allow them to better minister to the needs of the Sulpher Springs area. We said yes and the purchase was completed. Groundbreaking began in late 2022! This is the bright future of hope for an area in Tampa that has struggled with a lack of opportunities, a lack of support, and especially a lack of compassion. That is changing!
A Growing Foster Care Community
In 2020, The Idlewild Foundation started supporting Tampa Bay area foster care ministries and the foster care ministry of Idlewild Baptist Church. We serve through our Fund 1:27 and a wide variety of support and services. These have helped Idlewild's foster care ministry nearly double in size and numbers. We love the support God has allowed us to offer. And we love and honor the service our foster parents are doing for "the least of these."