Children all across the United States, and specifically in East Texas, live in broken homes. These sometimes-stressful conditions affect even the best single mother or father. Academic success, character development, emotional stability are all key areas that can be reduced when one parent isn’t in the life of a child.
Here are some sobering facts:
Nationally, 25 million (33 percent) of children go to bed every night without knowing who or where their father is.
In Smith County, only 20 percent of students continue to higher education.
75 percent of TISD is considered economically disadvantaged.
65 percent of TISD is considered at-risk.
We have a great opportunity to impact the current and future generation in the name of Jesus.
Some goals of this team include:
To show the local church that these at-risk children and schools are literally in our backyard, and increase the general understanding of responsibility of local believers.
To host regular forums with local pastors and church staff to set up dates so Gospel Village can promote and train the congregation. One mentor from all the churches signed up could double our caseload!
How you can get involved:
BECOME A MENTOR:
1st Tuesday of Every Month | Discover Gospel Village. Learn the history, mission and vision of Gospel Village and the role you can play in fulfilling the Great Commission by engaging in mutually-transforming relationships with students and families in our community. More info HERE.
SPONSOR a child to be able to attend RoseCity Summer Camp. Rose City Summer Camps are more than just day camps; we are committed to sharing the Gospel and showing children the love of Christ in a real, tangible and life-changing way. A ministry of The Mentoring Alliance, Rose City Summer Camps combine incredible activities, academic learning, Bible study, mentorship and tons of fun for a summer that will engage and empower kids for years to come.