Hope Children’s Home
In 2018, the congregation of Living Stones began partnering with the newly formed Hope Children’s Home in Clovis. Originally founded in Florida in 1968, Hope Children’s Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children between the ages of infant to 18 years of age. The type of children we care for are not juvenile delinquents, but rather children that, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a situation of needed rescue. Some of the children have simply come out of a situation where a parent just needed help.
The services that the Children’s Home provides includes a bedroom, meals, clothing, and the love of people around them that shows them the love of God. Living Stones now provides financial assistance as well as a workforce of people when needed for special projects.
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
Mission El Paso
From Oct. 1, 2018 through January, more than 25,700 family units were apprehended in the Border Patrol’s El Paso sector, which also includes New Mexico. As the number of families apprehended skyrockets, nonprofit and faith-based groups are scrambling to ensure that migrants seeking asylum aren’t let out onto the streets without shelter. Many churches of all denominations heard about the influx and moved into action. Living Stones is actively working and supporting the efforts of Mission El Paso. Our team helped purchase a van to aid in transporation of migrants to other towns. Mission groups are being formed now to help with shelter and daily living needs.
We Care Visiting Program
One of the saddest issues any church faces is the loss of their Senior Adults in our church services. Many older people cannot get out of their homes to attend on Sunday morning. It doesn’t take long for them to feel lonely and unassociated to the church they always loved. That’s why Living Stones Church began its We Care Visting Program. We ensure those who have worshipped for decades in a church still have a connection and a visit from the younger congregants. Keeping in touch with each other is good for every age group too!
Matt 25 Hope Center
Over the years this mission has evolved a little to make Matt 25 a one stop community resource center. Hurting people are walking through our doors receiving all different kinds of help through the ministries and agencies that now comprise the “Hope Center” as people prefer to call it. They know the Hope Center is a safe place where they will be treated with dignity and offered words of encouragement. Living Stones church members work at various agencies at the center. One of the newest projects has been the Community Garden that is shown below.