Pen-Florida Girls Ministries supports a variety of different ministries. We believe in teaching our girls to give to others. Teaching them that their giving enables others to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with Him. We also give the girls the opportunity to collect personal items and flip flops that we distribute with David Houck at his back to school outreach for the children in the Forrest. Teaching our girls to give beyond themselves helps them to understand that the world is bigger than just their church and they can have a part in sharing the gospel around the world!
2018 Coins for Kids Project - Wonderfully Made
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14, NIV
The Bible tells us that God makes everyone to be their own, unique person. Some kids have brown hair, some blonde. Some are shy, and some like to talk to everyone. Some people even have really big differences, like not being able to walk the same way, or needing extra help with learning.
When the things that make you special also make you different from other kids, sometimes it’s easy to feel alone. . . but that’s where Special Touch Ministry comes in! They help kids who are differently abled get what they need, and teach them about how much Jesus loves them. They even teach churches how to care for people who have different needs or disabilities.
Share your spare change this year with Coins for Kids and help Special Touch Ministry celebrate the things that make each kid special!
Missionary David Houck: Help Agency
The Help Agency has been serving the rural poor since 1993. They provide food, financial help, mentoring, teen pregnancy help and prevention, and much more. The Agency currently serves thousands of families each month with these services. We recognize the need to go beyond the everyday “food handout” and reach out to a hurting community in compassion and love. Many of our clients live without electricity or running water and need to be rescued from themselves (SoZo- to rescue, save, heal, make whole) This Year we are collecting personal items: bars of soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, and feminine products, to help this ministry.
Real Life Children’s Ranch: www.rlcr.org
Real Life Children’s Ranch exists to provide a Christian residential group home that cares for boys and girls who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected. Real Life Children’s Ranch is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization approved by the State of Florida. The children typically range in age from five to seventeen. Our goal is to give children the best possible care in a secure family atmosphere and to guide them into fulfilling and productive futures.
Real Life Children’s Ranch is not merely a facility to house abused and abandoned children, but it is a loving, caring environment where the children learn the richness of a well-rounded life. We have four beautifully constructed homes, each housing up to six foster children, the staff and their children. Each home has a set of full time professional parents which creates the basis for a consistent level of care proven successful because it so closely emulates family life. Our homes operate as a family doing things like grocery shopping, homework, meals, attending church and community activities together.
Furthermore, Real Life Children’s Ranch is one of the few places in the state designed to care for sibling groups. Sibling groups often have to be separated when they become part of the foster care system. When siblings placed in foster care have to be separated, this further contributes to the disruption and trauma they have already experienced. At Real Life Children’s Ranch we strive to keep siblings together, therefore a large percentage of the children in our care are sibling groups.
At Real Life Children’s Ranch, one of our most important missions is to build hope and character in children. In finding hope a child becomes able to look past the tragedies in their background and find motivation in a bright future. As a child’s character develops, he/she is able to make right choices regardless of their environment and/or circumstances. Real Life Children’s Ranch is committed to providing a stable, loving and learning environment for the children in our care.
Since the Ranch began in 1957, it continues to meet the highest standards for childcare. Since its inception, Real Life Children’s Ranch has had a tremendous success rate in turning the lives of hundreds of children into productive and useful members of society. Many of these children have maintained relationships with their Ranch family as adults.
PF Youth Alive Missionaries Joe and Natalie Barnoske: www.youthalive.penflorida.org
Rich & Kim Greenwald/Rural America Missionaries:
More info coming soon.