An explosion and resulting fire in the home of John and Brenda Vaughn resulted in severe injuries to Mrs. Vaughn and her two-year-old daughter, Becky. Pastor Vaughn was completing his seventh month as pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina when the accident happened. Mrs. Vaughn sustained third-degree burns over 65% of her body in an attempt to rescue her daughter Becky from what would have been certain death. Her two-year-old sustained third-degree burns over 95% of her body. Neither were expected to live through this tragedy.
Seven months later, Mrs. Vaughn was released from the South Carolina Burn Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven months after Mrs. Vaughn’s release, the Shriner’s Burns Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, allowed Becky to return home. Becky is one of only a few children to survive an almost total body burn along with its many complications. With recuperation as the primary concern, two years quickly passed, and the issue of Becky’s schooling surfaced. Her father began to search for a school that would be able to minister to Becky’s special physical needs as well as her academic and spiritual needs. At the time, the Vaughn’s two older children were enrolled in a private Christian school where academics were presented in the context of a biblical world view. They set out to find such a school for Becky. Two of the three needs could have been met in the schools in the Greenville area. However, accommodations were not available to meet her special physical needs. After much prayer, consideration and counsel from individuals with relevant backgrounds, Pastor Vaughn began Hidden Treasure Christian School in August of 1981.
The school needs your help. On Thursday, November 14th, Hidden Treasures Christian School will be hosting their first Banquet of Light to raise needed funds to support their mission. Take a minute to listen to a recent interview with Dr. Carl Herbster and then support this important work as you can.
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