The couple discovered OBHC when they applied for a similar position through another Baptist children’s home. There were not any positions available at the Baptist children’s home where they applied, but the human resources director of the children’s home emailed them information to get in touch with OBHC’s Vice President of Programs, Malcolm Philips. “Once we began speaking with Malcolm Philips and Teri Blanton, the transition from Florida to here was a breeze,” said Jordan.
The Fontana’s ministry is never the same any day. Whether it is RJ working with the boys’ cottage on projects around campus or Jordan taking kids to appointments, picking up medications, grocery shopping, etc., each day is different.
“While we are on duty, we wake up at 6 a.m. and our day ends around 10 p.m., so our days are long,” said RJ. “We follow a strict hour-by-hour schedule to help us with maintaining structure in the home. We can have up to eight residents in our home. The responsibility of this many kids may scare people, but what we’ve seen when we have a full house is it makes our routine flow better. We work a two weeks on/one week off schedule. During our time off we are diligent in spending that one-on-one time with our kids, Carson and Carlee.”