Our mission is to live in community with at-risk kids and single mothers to provide hope, encouragement and opportunities by sharing the love of Christ.
We live and walk in relationship with at-risk kids and single moms by opening our porch and home to provide a safe, stable and Christ-centered environment and example. We seek to “stand in the gap” to help provide for the spoken and unspoken needs that are not being met at home or through social services. We believe that impact begins with relationship so we intentionally seek to provide regular social and teachable opportunities to develop community with the kids and moms we hope to positively impact by sharing the love of Christ.
Through consistent and positive relationships with the neighborhood kids, we have had the opportunity to build trust and community with the moms and rest of the family. These relationships with our neighbors have opened up their hearts to receive encouragement and love like they have never seen before. By living honestly in God’s grace and love, we have seen God shed “light” on our neighborhood, which used to be plagued by darkness with drugs, addictions, prostitutes and crime. We have seen our neighborhood come together as a community and desire better for their lives and the lives of their children. We have seen kids flood to church, come to know Christ and publicly express their faith through baptism. Teens that struggled to attend school have since graduated from high school, received college scholarships, avoided drugs, alcohol and gangs and chosen pure relationships with the opposite sex. Both moms and kids have learned to take responsibility for their actions and to accept Jesus as their Savior.
It is our prayer that through living in relationships with at-risk kids and single moms, we can be a positive and safe example that will, over time, impact and influence them to make better choices and change destructive patterns in their own lives and for future generations. We also seek to educate and inspire others to get involved in their own communities and become aware of their own “Front Porch” opportunities.