Sponsored by GRACE seeks to release children from poverty across AMERICA by meeting their physical needs, sharing the Gospel, and connecting them with a local faith family.
We believe in disciple making disciples. To determine a true hierarchy of the need, time must be spent among communities and people to understand the daily survival pressures they face. Pouring Biblical truth into the next generation will always be at the forefront of our work.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
Real improvement takes more than service. Sponsored by GRACE is seeking to help provide assistance in children's education runway into the future. Through a multifaceted approach of hands-on learning, group activities, and daily enrichment, our children receive the tools needed to make a difference in academics and in life.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
Meeting Physical Needs
According to a Guardian report released, roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away—some 60 million tons (or $160 billion) worth of produce annually, an amount constituting “one third of all foodstuffs.” Duval County has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the state of Florida, at 20 percent.
“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13
Giving Back To The Community
This journey has never been and will never be about us. From the beginning we wanted to be a 10 talent organization that not only supports and encourages our partners, but also sows financial seeds back into the communities and ministries in and around Jacksonville.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Where we serve
32209 is our first identified home. Sponsored by GRACE is honored to call 322209 HOME. We see economic development as true mission work. Showing love and compassion by building relationships in overlooked areas of our own city is what we have been called to do.
§6,604 of these children in 32209 are being raised in a ”single mother” homes with an estimated income of $13,074 a year!
73.9% of children in 32209 are living in households that receive public assistance.
Due to the environmental pressures at home, 68.7% of children are receiving written discipline referrals in school.
The violent crime rate in 32209 is hovering over 85%. The US average is 31.1 %.
Sponsored by GRACE is not looking to fix anything. We truly want to see communities transformed, but in order for this to occur our entire way of thinking and serving must change. The foundation of building relationships in the community is not an overnight event. It takes time, sacrifice and commitment. We don’t see this as a short term mission trip, but a generational impact for the Kingdom of God.
Leadership development comes in many different shapes and sizes to meet the development needs of our targeted youth. It is often helpful to focus a leadership program around an organizing principle or theme, such as character traits or skills that leaders need to develop.
“A vision without action is merely a dream.”