Project Help-a-child is an annual program that we sponsor at Christmas for the needy children of our local area. This project is designed for children 2 to 12 years old. The only qualification is for parents or guardians to come to the ministry office and register their child/children. On the 2nd Sunday afternoon of December, the children come and bring their families. The program begins with Christmas carols and lots of singing. The Christmas story is presented in English and Spanish. Next, each child receives a large bag of toys and gifts. Refreshments are served for everyone and train rides on the Gospel Express are provided for extra entertainment. Many churches and individuals enjoy serving as volunteers. We promise your heart will be blessed when you see the happy faces of the children.
How can you help?
Financial contributions are the best way to help.
Volunteers are needed the week before the program to help prepare gift bags.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Project Help-A-Child program.
We helped establish The Helping Hands Community Food Bank. Helping Hands Community Food Bank was established in 2016 to help needy families in Jeff Davis County. We currently serve about 400 families on a quarterly basis. Thanks to individuals and businesses for donating items to stock the food bank. The food bank is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00-2:00. We are located at 61N Tallahassee Suite 4 which is located by Johnson’s Office Supply. For more info, call 912-347-2439.
Packing beans and rice for hunger relief. We packed 9600 meals at Because He Lives Ministries on Saturday, February 9. The moto for the Feed The Hunger program is “More than a meal”. It’s about giving a meal to the hungry and hurting but also sharing Jesus with them. Around 70 volunteers and 10 churches were represented. Most of the meals were sent to Panama City, Florida for disaster relief. This is a quarterly event. Individuals and churches are encouraged to sign up to help with the next packing. If you would like to know more about the project, you can find more information at their website here.
Or contact us here to be a part of future projects.
David Miller serves as the chaplain of Hazlehurst/Jeff Davis County Fire Rescue.
We provide encouragement and support for the local firefighters, and victims and their families impacted by fires.
The economy of Eastern Kentucky has been devastated in last several years due to the fast reduction in the coal mining industry. As a result of the reducrtion along with increased regulations on the coal industry, the unemployment rate runs as high as 40% in some areas. This results in most counties in this area having a poverty rate of 50% or higher. Therefore a great need is created for basic life essentials. The people in this area need food, clothing, baby care items, as well as household and personal hygiene items. Our goal is to help meet as many of these needs as possible.
Supply food and other essential items for families and children.
Light construction and repair on homes and churches.
Conduct Vacation Bible Schools and revival meetings.
Donations of food, personal hygiene items, baby diapers and other baby care items, and cleaning supplies are needed. Examples of appropriate items to donate include nonperishable food, washing powder, dishwashing detergent, wash clothes, dish towels, paper supplies, soap, deodorant, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, mouthwash, shampoo, etc.
Financial help to purchase the above items and to pay the cost of shipping is needed.
Volunteers to help pack and load trailers going to Kentucky.
Churches interested in mission work in this area to help with construction and VBS/revivals.
We provide supplies for disaster relief. We also serve as a community drop-off center for collection of disaster relief items. We coordinate teams for disaster relief endeavors. Because He Lives Ministries encourages local churches, organizations, and individiuals to participate in helping others who have been displaced due to catastrophic events. We partner with Samaritan's Purse and Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief.
If you are interested in learning more about disaster relief or becoming a disaster relief volunteer, you can contact either of these organizations:
Because He Lives Ministries serves as the local coordinator and central drop-off center for Operation Christmas Child. We fill 400 to 500 shoe boxes each year with gifts and goodies. Many individuals, churches, and organizations also fill boxes and send them to us. We pack the shoe boxes into cartons, load them on a semi trailer, and ship them to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Atlanta.
For Christmas 2018, we sent 7,889 shoe boxes to Atlanta to be distributed to poor and needy children all around the world.
What You Can Do:
Get involved with Operation Christmas Child. Participate in this project by saving your shoe boxes and filling them for needy boys and girls. Volunteers are always needed at Because He Lives Ministries during the months of September and October to help wrap and pack shoe boxes.
Try to get others involved with Operation Christmas Child. Promote this project by telling others about it. This is a great project for all ages and all group sizes. Share it with your church, school, clubs, or other organizations.
Pray for Operation Christmas Child. Pray for the children who will be receiving the shoe boxes. Pray that through the shoe boxes, they will realize that there is a God that loves them. Pray for the safety of the boxes. Pray for Samaritan’s Purse and for Because He Lives Ministries.
Small toys, stuffed animals, toiletry items such as soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, hair brushes, combs, hair bows, coloring books, crayons, pencils, pens, writing pads, socks, tee shirts, hard candy, gum. Do not include guns or warlike toys, chocolate, or perishables
$7.00 per box - make checks to Samaritans Purse.
You can download labels from Samaritans Purse.org.
From here, they are sent to Atlanta to the processing center and then they are shipped to over 95 different countries all around the world.
You can include your name and address along with a picture if you like. You may or may not get a response from the child. The development of the country in which your box is sent will affect the child’s ability to send you a response.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving is the deadline.
Yes, make checks out to Samaritans Purse.