Our Mission Work

Community Mission Projects

Learn how we minister to our local and surrounding communities.

National Misson Projects

Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, and more!

International Mission Projects

Haiti, Mexico, South Korea, and over 95 other countries we serve!

Community Missions

Ways We Minister To Local Residents

Local Ministries

- Spiritual guidance and encouragement for individuals and families. 
- "The Mission Store" serves the needs of many individuals and families with the availability of clothing, household items, personal care items, furniture, appliances, etc. at very low prices.
- Provide Bibles and Christian literature at cost.
- Partnership with local organizations (DFACS, American Red Cross, the school system, extended care facilities, the fire department, churches,...) for the donation of food, clothing, household and personal care items, school supplies to individuals and families on a referral basis.
- Donate food, clothing , and other items to individuals and families referred through DFACS and Red Cross.
- Job opportunities for residents of local rehabilitation centers.
- Opportunities for individuals with the Appling/Jeff Davis Adult Center and probation community service individuals to perform various community service projects.
- Job training for local students with special needs through cooperation with Jeff Davis High School's Work Study Program.
- Chaplaincy services for the local fire department.
- Provide materials/construction/erection of handicap ramps for local residents in need.
- Christmas gifts to local children in need through Project "Help-a-Child."

Project Help-A-Child

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 14 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. This ministry involves a drive-in presentation of the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christmas story is presented in English and Spanish. At the conclusion of the presentation, each family drives by and their children each receive a gift bag with assorted age-appropriate gifts and a Bible included in each bag. Refreshments are served for everyone. Many churches and individuals enjoy serving as volunteers.

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.

Outback Serenity Center

The Outback Serenity Center is a Christ-centered residential recovery facility for men, helping those who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction to find freedom through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through their rehabilitation ministry, OSC prepares men to re-enter society and the work force, equipped with the spiritual strength to fight the temptations they will be faced with and where possible they can be re-united with their families. Because He Lives Ministries partners with OSC by providing household essentials, person hygiene essentials and job opportunities for those men who meet the appropriate qualifications.

Fire Department Ministry

David Miller serves as the chaplain of Hazlehurst/Jeff Davis County Fire Rescue.
We provide spiritual guidance, encouragement and support for local firefighters and their family members and for families impacted by fires.

Bible Study/Worship at "The Father's House"

Because He Lives Ministries are excited to add a New Ministry to our  growing list of ministries!
On  Tuesday, September 12, 2023 we started a Weekly Bible Study at "The Father's House" here on the campus of Because He Lives! Every Tuesday the Bible Study will be from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Our first Bible study will be "Seven Steps to Joy."
Each Bible study will provide a solid biblical perspective on foundational truths!
Study materials will be provided! Anyone/Everyone is Welcome to attend or to join online on our "Because He Lives, Inc." Facebook Page. 

National Mission Projects

How do we minister to the residents of our country?

Homeless Ministries

  • Helping The Needy - We work with the Homeless Mission Ministry in Savannah, GA. Because He Lives Ministries is involved with monthly mission trips to minister to approximately 300 or more homeless individuals. First, we share the Word of God with them. We also provide a hot meal, clothing, and hygiene supplies. Currently we have 17 area churches involved in this mission. Missionaries of all ages get involved. We invite you or your church to partner with us. Please contact David Miller or Ronnie Foster for more info on how to get involved.
  • Ronnie’s email is ronnie.foster@bhlministries.org
  • David’s email is david.miller@bhlministries.org

Kentucky Mission Work

In the last 20+ years, Because He Lives Ministries has sent numerous mission teams to Kentucky. We have been involved in a variety of mission projects in the state of Kentucky, offering support in the areas of providing household goods, working on construction projects, conducting VBS/Backyard Bible Clubs, clean-up and recovery after the most recent floods, chaplaincy services, as well as providing financial assistance.

BHL sent a small missions team to Kentucky in November 2023. If you are interested in potentially participating in a short-term missions trip to Kentucky, please let us know. 

                                                        ***KENTUCKY MISSIONS - 2024***

Would you be interested in a Christ-centered, life-changing, short-term mission trip to the state of Kentucky with Because He Lives Ministries Inc.? We will be serving in the areas of the state of Kentucky, including Whitesburg and Fleming-Neon, Kentucky and will, of course, be sharing the Good News of the gospel and the love of Jesus wherever we go! These areas were dramatically affected by devastating flooding in July 2022. We will be working on an assortment of projects from light construction, painting, clean-up, yard work, and open to whatever God prepares for us! We are looking forward to meeting some wonderful people and allowing God to direct our steps!

This trip is currently in the planning stages and details will be added as they develop. This will be a unique opportunity for us to share the incredible love of God with others! Will you prayerfully consider joining us during this week? Or, if you are unable to go, would you pray for us and consider giving a donation in order to provide materials for others to go and help?



Please contact David Miller (david.miller@bhlministries.org) or Ronnie Foster (ronnie.foster@bhlministries.org) for more details, or feel free to send us a Facebook message.

Disaster Relief

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:

International Mission Projects

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization. OCC delivers great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of God's immense love for each child. For many, it is their first gift ever!

Because He Lives Ministries serves as the local coordinator and central drop-off center for Operation Christmas Child. We fill 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 2023, we sent 13,746 shoe boxes to Atlanta to be distributed to poor and needy children all around the world.

Through something as simple as a shoe box, a child can learn that God loves them.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

ITEMS TO INCLUDE: Start with a quality "wow" item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child's attention. Other gift items may include fun toys, hygiene items, school supplies... 
DO NOT INCLUDE: toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, liquids or lotions, food items, medications, breakable items, class containers, aerosol cans, scary or war-related items.

Donate $10 Per Shoebox. A donation of $10 per box is critical for Operation Christmas Child. Your $10  gift per shoebox provides for:

     *Collection and Processing at one of eight processing centers around the country where thousands of volunteers inspect and prepare each shoebox for international shipment.

     *Shipping to over 170 countries of the world. Ships, trucks, and airplanes transport millions of shoeboxes to the countries where they will be distributed. Once there, local churches use many modes of transportation to get them to children in need as a tangible expression of God's love.

     *Gospel Materials. Your $10 donation for each shoebox provides The Greatest Gift Gospel Booklets, which are written in the children's language and distributed along with the shoebox gifts.

National Collection Week for OCC is November 13-20, 2023. Take your shoe box gift(s) to a local drop-off location during this week!

For More Information and Details about Operation Christmas Child, please click the "Learn More" button below!

Operation Christmas Child

All Around the World

  • We provide support for Haiti mission projects.  We have supported mission work in Mexico by donating items and helping with mission projects. We have also visited and participated in mission work in South Korea and Guatemala.


194 E Jarman St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539 


David Miller: david.miller@bhlministries.org
Ronnie Foster: ronnie.foster@bhlministries.org
Phone: +1 (912) 375-0308