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October 2007

 
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And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places:Thou shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. Isaiah 58:12



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Since 2003, God has burdened my heart to begin a ministry of reaching out to people whose lives have been destroyed by sin. As God expanded my scope of ministry, I have continued to meet many people who are hurting because of incest, rape, depression, rejection or other struggles.

One of the main needs that I saw was that most Christians did not know how to deal with or help others overcome by addictions, depression, anxiety or guilt. Beside the "pat" answer of "You need to read your Bible more" or "Quit feeling sorry for yourself and instead focus on others," the church did not have anything to offer. In fact, for years, I gave the same answers.

When I became the Dean of Students at an east coast Bible College that had a student body of 100 students, I recognized that there needed to be more that we in the minstry could do to help these hurting people. I also believed that Jesus Christ is the answer for every problem that people may have and that the Bible contains the answers or principles that we could apply to their lives to help them deal with such problems. During one semester, I counseled children from a "Christian" family with the father being an alcoholic, a girl suffering from Bulimia Nervosa and another girl who during her teen years was involved in sexual activity with a man in the ministry. The "pat" answersc did not take away the anger from the alcoholic's childen, the need for control and success from the Bulimic who had been rejected or the guilt and shame from the molested. Through years of prayer, Bible study and research, I have learned a great deal and have begun to see success in helping people. Thanks be to God, I can say that two of the before mentioned are now in the ministry and diligently serving God. Since then, the Lord has used me to help others who have been molested, verbally abused, or cut themselves for one reason or another.

In January of 2006, the Lord gave me liberty to pursue the establishment of the home for troubled youth called Rapha House. Rapha House, from the Hebrew word meaning "healing", will be a secure place where young people can be discipled into a relationship with Jesus Christ. More information about Rapha House can be found on the Rapha House site page.

 

 

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