Hope Runs Here 5K
Hope Remains Ranch is hosting it's second 5K run/walk for all ages. The event will be held at 1771 John Dodd Road, Wellford, SC 29385. All proceeds will benefit the daily operations of providing hope and healing to children, families and adults of all ages using professional counseling, mentoring and equine therapy.
Transforming our city
Transforming our city- one man , one home, one neighborhood at a time!
Back in the 18th and 19th centuries a barn raising was a very common activity. The community would come together to help their neighbors build or repair a barn. Every able-bodied member of the community was expected to participate and each person played an important role in the success of completing the task of building a barn. Just as the barn raisings of the past required the community pulling together to achieve their goal, purchasing and developing this new ministry is going to take all of us pulling together. Let’s come together to make Arrow Farm a reality! We are asking everyone to help by giving $10 or more per week for the next year. With the full help of the community of people that believe in this ministry we can take a huge step towards getting the BARN RAISED! Journey Together Ministries is raising funds to purchase a farm to develop it into a faith based boarding school for children from difficult situations at no fault of their own. For more information you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Leader Training- Greenville
Provide a full scholarship for one Greenville area ministry leader to participate in the Ministry Ventures Executive Roundtable training that equips them to have greater Kingdom Impact
Your support is so critical to our mission to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention and restoration. So far, 2018 has been off to a busy start! We recently had 35 new volunteers complete an intense six-week training class. These volunteers will now join our 60+ existing volunteers working to end human trafficking in the Upstate. Our volunteers are often the hands and feet of Switch in the community, and we are so thankful for them. Every week we are speaking at events to raise awareness about human trafficking. These events are a key component of our prevention work as well, because they allow us to dispel misconceptions about human trafficking in our area. When our community can identify the signs of trafficking, they are more likely to recognize at-risk individuals in their own lives. Just last month, we worked with the family of a young girl who was coerced by an older man on Facebook. She eventually ran away with him and was found here in South Carolina. We are so grateful to have local law enforcement that has been trained to recognize situations that may be connected to human trafficking. We value our relationship with law enforcement, and we don’t take it lightly that we are the only local agency they call when they encounter trafficking victims. In a single week last month, we were contacted by law enforcement about three women who were being trafficked in the Upstate. We met with two of them and talked to them about opportunities for restoration. We are up to 39 participants in our programs for trafficking survivors. Every day, we see these women take steps towards healing and we consider it a privilege to come along side them in this journey. We love these stories, because they are indicators that what we are doing is working. We are accomplishing our mission. We are raising awareness and preventing trafficking in our community, we are addressing the demand through men’s groups, we are leading intervention efforts, and we are facilitating the restoration process for survivors. One of our main goals for 2018 is to increase the number of participants in our programs by 50%. We estimate that we will speak at 80 awareness events this year and double our intervention work. With the right resources, we know this is possible. But, we can’t do it alone. We need our volunteers, those who will commit to pray for us, and people who can help to fund this work. Our goal with this letter is to raise an additional $50,000 by June 1st. These funds will allow us to hire an additional Care Coordinator to work with survivors, begin local jail outreach, and continue to fund restorative care for our program participants. Each of us has an important role in this fight. Will you prayerfully consider how you can help us? You can donate a variety of ways including online at www.swithcsc.org/donate or send your donation to SWITCH at PO Box 5394, Greenville, SC 29606. If you would like to meet with someone from our Board to learn more about how you can partner with Switch financially, please contact Zaina or Curtis. Thank you for your support in saving lives and bringing hope to our participants. May God bless you. In Christ, Zaina Greene Curtis Harper Executive Director Board Chairperson email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship needed to send a college student to the 2018 National Right to Life Academy. Students have the opportunity to earn 3 college credit hours for this comprehensive 5-week program. The National Right to Life Academy is a pro-life educational boot-camp for student leaders who want to refine their pro-life passion. Graduates from the Academy are equipped with the tools and training to defend life in any battleground, whether it be on a college campus or in the office of a congressman.
Ministry Leader Training - Spartanburg
Provide a full scholarship for one Spartanburg area ministry leader to participate in the Ministry Ventures Executive Roundtable training that equips them to have greater Kingdom Impact
I AM HERE AM I
A 31-Day Devotional for at-risk teens (specifically incarcerated in SCDJJ) written by Scott Wolfe to Biblically address emotional wounds, grief, anger, etc. Scott has met with two of the three chaplains in the three Youth Evaluation Centers in SC and doors are open to reach InYou’s goal: to get a devotional book in each teens heart and hand. Perfect-bound books are $4 each and BOGO (By-One-Give-One), so for each one purchased, one will be given to an incarcerated teen. 1,500 books are in print now. All money received will be saved for printing more. Of course devotionals may be purchased for teens not locked up and donations can be received to pay for a teen to receive one free.
Give the Gift of Life
South Carolina Citizens for Life, Inc., is a non-profit, single issue, right-to-life organization devoted to restoring legal protection to the unborn and to protecting innocent human life by eliminating abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia from our society. We carefully and strategically use our resources to change hearts, minds, and laws to create a culture of life in South Carolina. Please join our efforts by making a gift to South Carolina Citizens for Life today!
STRIDES is a Christian nonprofit educational program that provides individual academic instruction to children and youth ages 7-20 who are having academic difficulty. We employ a sliding fee scale that allows us to provide every child an opportunity, regardless of the economic struggles parents may have. This is what STRIDES has been doing for 13 years for hundreds of children; tutoring is one-on-one, affordable, and documented to improve skills one grade level per 15 hours of instruction. Our success has allowed us to reach out to seven separate upstate locations but more is needed.
Hope Remains Ranch - Twelfth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament
Come join us on Friday, May 17th. Hosted at Village Greens Golf Club, this will be our twelfth year to raise awareness of how God is working and making an eternal difference in the lives of children, families and adults using equine therapy, biblical counseling and mentoring.
The Chamber Guest House
Throughout our ministry faith, prayer and resources have moved us forward to obtain The Chamber Guest House. The Property is next door to our Lilies of the Field Learning and Resource Center. The Chamber Guest House will provide a Christian environment, to be fully utilized for ministry purposes. This guest house is for weary travelers and will be providing a refreshing and renewing care for God’s people. Supported by scripture: 2 Kings Chapter 4.
Fair Haven Home for Men
Fair Haven Home for Men, Inc. is a 501c3 located in Saint Stephen, SC that helps men with addiction problems and homelessness. Our warehouse for our thrift store and the men’s home was located on Main Street in Saint Stephen, SC. This was a donated building of almost 10,000 sq. ft. It was full of furniture, appliances, clothing and household items. A month ago this warehouse burned to the ground. We lost the building valued at $70,000 and all the thousands of dollars’ worth of items stored inside. We had tried several times to obtain insurance, but the building was 100 years old and no one would insure the building. Our lost was devastating. I have received two estimates on clean up both were around $37,000. We presently have nowhere to store the items for our thrift store or our home. We are asking for assistance in cleaning up the building and we will need to rebuild this warehouse. We would appreciate not only monetary help with this but also if possible help with equipment and man power to clean up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless you all.
The Matipan Project
We know that God has made this dream possible for us. God is faithful. We have been praying for a house that we call our home. During our 50 days of Prayer 2014, we went before the Lord with this petition. We asked my sister if she knew what the family was doing with the house that belonged to her ex-mother-in-law who had passed away some years ago. My sister found out that the family was not doing anything with the house. She proceeded to tell them our story. The family said they really did not know why they were holding onto the house. God knew though, so we kept on praying. Then one day we met siblings who told us that they all were in agreement to give us the house knowing that their parents would approve. Their parent's raised them to be caring and sharing people. Not knowing the true condition of the house, we thought that we could move in and just have the kitchen area repaired. We have been living with family and friends for the past 4 1/2 years with no place to truly call our own. Now God has blessed us with this house. Presently, we are living off of my husband, Gerald's Social Security check and my part-time job which does not cover all of our expenses. We don't have the funds necessary to make the house handicap accessible for him nor for any of the repairs that are so desperately needed to be done in order for this house to be livable. With the remodeling on this house, we hope to have a better quality of life than we have been living for the past couple of years. This will bring our family back together under one roof. Our desire is to make this house a home for many years to come; a place where new memories can be made and shared for the rest of our lives. We are praying that this home will be a beacon of light in our neighborhood so that people will know that our home is where the Lord Jesus dwells. During this whole process, we have been and will continue to give God all the glory, for it is He who has put such a wonderful project together. We are truly grateful for all of your help.
Youth Evaluation Center (SCDJJ) Services
InYou is one of many ministries being offered the opportunity to share Jesus on Sundays in 2018 with teens who are incarcerated at YEC in Union. We would like to engage this open door! With time, travel, and custom printed discipleship materials, this on-going ministry with average $125 each week (2 weeks per month, 12 months per year.)
Our Families, Our Future
Palmetto Family is approaching its 25th anniversary. To make the next 25 years even more exciting and effective, Palmetto Family needs the help of all South Carolina Christians to support our all-important work - to make South Carolina a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.
Cross Roads Youth Center Group Home
Cross Roads Youth Center (CRYC) will serve the community in providing a high quality, relationship oriented and stable Christian home life to disadvantaged girls under the care of the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Faith at the Center is lived, not preached. We believe in God and the saving grace of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action by our love for Him. Our girls will be given the opportunity to attend church weekly and participate in youth groups and discipleship. We will have weekly Bible studies in the home and utilize Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling" for daily devotions. CRYC plans and coordinates activities and connects with community-based organizations, local organizations and local government agencies to provide a multitude of services for the girls. They are provided the opportunity to be self-sufficient, responsible and to develop the life skill tools to transition back into their immediate family, extended family, move on to adoptive families or transition out of care, providing what is in the best interest of the child. The Center will work in conjunction with Cross Roads Youth Ranch to offer assessments, therapy, and counseling. This approach will help to further develop these skills efficiently. These programs are designed to empower our girls to make the right choices as it relates to their body, their mind, emotions and their spirit. It will teach the girls responsibility and help to instill Christian core values in all areas of their lives.
250 $25.00 Drive
The Lord has given us a great vision for 2018. We ask that you pray and join us in our 250 for $25 Giving campaign. The Lord specifically has given us the vision of 250 individuals, churches, Sunday School Classes, Home Groups, Nonprofits, Businesses and agencies contributing $25 per month as seed to increase discipleship efforts and plant a mighty army of men that will fight the good fight of Faith in Christ Jesus and not only finish the course but advance the Kingdom of God! The Sustain the Change Housing Program is an intensive Discipleship Program that ministers to men who are homeless due to their criminal background and/or substance abuse. Many of the men are exiting from the SC Department of Corrections and literally have no where else to go. These men participate in a minimum of 18 months of classes Healing of Memories and Damaged Emotions; Jobs for Life; Brain Detox; and mentorship through His Way Ministries. Many of the men are registered sex offenders and due to probation restrictions cannot attend local church. Shield Ministries holds weekly worship services. Pictured below with Pastor Truluck are the first 2018 Graduates.