As an organization, Hope House is designed for a special purpose in serving our city. So when the Lord clearly reveals a great and unserved need in our midst, how can we respond with anything other than obedience? We want to share with you an endeavor God has placed on us that we must obediently pursue.
For the last three years, we have recognized a growing pattern of men displaced and in need of a residential Christian based environment to overcome the struggles of substance abuse. Our board and staff have been diligently researching ways we can partner with men who need specialized care to find freedom from their addiction. After much prayer and counsel in 2014, we began to develop a model for a 12 month Christian based Program Living Facility for Men.
To facilitate this next phase of ministry, we are pursuing the purchase of a residence near Hope House. This first phase will allow us to house 5-10 men over a 12 month period. This program will be professionally staffed to provide a Christian centered environment allowing men to encounter the healing and restoring power of Jesus in all areas of their life.
Taking on a challenge of this size would not be possible without the Lord’s provision, and He is already providing. One of our caring supporters has agreed to match up to $100,000 of every gift we receive through the end of April to help fund this new effort, so we need your help! Your gift will help us touch those who are in desperate need of the transforming power of the gospel. You can be a part of this historic matching gift by donating here or by mail: 112 W. 10 Avenue, 42101. Please reference Program Living in the Memo.
Over the next six weeks I will be posting a series of blogs about what has lead us to this point and what will this look like for Hope House and our city.
If you would like to review our Program Living Business Plan or talk further on how you can be involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please search your heart for how the Lord would involve you in this new endeavor with us.
Bryan Lewis | Executive Director