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John 15:12 Ministries

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A ministry with volunteers who show love and compassion for those our society deems unworthy

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John 15:12 Ministries

  1. 1. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />
  2. 2. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />John 15:12 –<br />“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”<br />
  3. 3. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> John 15:12 Ministries is an all-volunteer outreach to the homeless in the Cincinnati area. <br />
  4. 4. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />The focus is on those that are not "in the system,"<br />but on those living by the river, under the bridges, in abandoned buildings, and on the streets.<br />
  5. 5. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> We gather necessities such as wood, water, coats, blankets, and food to deliver to those in need. <br />
  6. 6. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> Delivering these necessities is used to open the door to develop personal trusting relationships, and show those in need the unconditional love of God, with nonjudgmental acceptance and caring.<br />
  7. 7. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> We do not force ‘church’ on them, but for those that want to attend, we will provide transportation and encouragement. <br />
  8. 8. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />The ministry began over 10 years ago as an outgrowth of the <br />“Good Samaritan Run”, a program from the Tri-County Vineyard to bring sandwiches to the homeless in Washington Park.<br />
  9. 9. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> A man that used to be homeless, living under a bridge, was able to get into his own apartment.<br />
  10. 10. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />But he didn’t want to forget his friends still living under the bridges and in the homeless camps.<br />
  11. 11. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> So he cooked up a large pan of spaghetti and meatballs, a huge salad, and some breadsticks to take to them.<br />
  12. 12. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />He called one of his friends, (one of the founders of John 15:12 Ministries) to ask for a ride to deliver the food.<br />
  13. 13. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />After taking her to several of the camps and bridges, she became aware of those completely outside the system of traditional services.<br />
  14. 14. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />Since then, she and several of her friends have devoted themselves to loving those that society has rejected.<br />
  15. 15. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />The ministry of John 15:12 was born.<br />
  16. 16. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> We strive to develop relationships with existing social programs and resources available to help, and provide referrals to those agencies when needed.<br />
  17. 17. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> We encourage other churches and organizations to join us on our outreaches. <br />
  18. 18. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />For those that want to get off the streets, we help with referrals to shelters, drug rehabilitation programs or housing.<br />
  19. 19. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br /> We now have volunteers training with Transformations as assessors to work with and refer to the Healing Center and other agencies.<br />
  20. 20. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />They are being trained to use interactive software linking various agencies in the county.<br />
  21. 21. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />John 15:12 Ministries has developed a 14-stage continuum of care plan.<br />
  22. 22. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />The volunteers of John 15:12 Ministries will act as “First Contact” to those not being served.<br />
  23. 23. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />They then serve as mentors to those that enter the 14-step plan to transform their lives.<br />
  24. 24. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />John 15:12 also provides a ‘fishing ministry’ to allow” individuals<br />from the streets to enjoy a few hours of peace, away from “the skillet”.<br />
  25. 25. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />John 15:12 also has a goal to educate the public and humanize those that are so easily dismissed.<br />
  26. 26. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />Tax deductible donations can be sent to:John 15:12 Ministries667 Carson DriveLebanon, OH 45036<br />
  27. 27. JOHN 15:12 MINISTRIES<br />For more information, contact:<br />Kathy Casper (513) 218-9798<br />Issy Miller (513) 544-8701<br />Annette Melk (513) 373-1245<br />

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