“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Please enjoy a song By meribah Joy (age 13) who has been apart of the james house since its birth 5 years ago
SO, What exactly do we do?
We take an active role in the lives of young people who find themselves struggling. We find that 1 on 1 mentoring engages youth profoundly. Our time together can be spent in a variety of ways, construction, artistic woodwork, Bible study, music, and more! One of our end goals are to combine the young, energetic students into our ministry with the forgotten elderly to help care for them in their last dignified years. This is done in the means of service projects and even the forming of bonds with music or art. Adventure trips are everyones favorite! These trips are used to motivate students, foster deeper relationships, and provide a new experience for someone who may have never been able to have that opportunity before.
SO, HOW DO WE DO IT?
WE NOW HAVE A PERMANENT LOCATION AT 301 WATSON ST. RIPON, WI. THE PROJECTS ARE NOW GOING FROM DREAM TO COMPLETION MUCH FASTER. THE SHOP IS USED FOR 1 ON 1 MENTORING AND FOR MAKING WOODED RETAIL PRODUCTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MINISTRY. EVERY STORY DESERVE A PIECE AND EVERY PIECE HAS A STORY!
The most amazing couple Patricia and Will donated a home that basin their family for 70+ years. When they heard our vision of using the home as an environment to rescue a struggling generation of young people they said “we would like you to have our home to use” and as we formalized the transaction Patricia gave Timothy a great big hug and said “my mother would be so happy to know her home is in your hands”
WE NEED THEM AS MUCH AS THEY NEED US! BEING AMONGST THE ELDERLY IS THE MOST SATISFY AND ENCOURAGING PLACE ON EARTH. WE LOVE TO BRING OUR JOY AND RESPECT TO THESE AMAZING PLACES.
DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN STUDENT HAVE MORE FREE TIME WE GATHER THE ONES WHO DESIRE A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND WITH ONE ANOTHER. IN 2019 WE ARE PLANNING A 2 WEEK SCHOOL IN RIPON, WI. WE WILL GATHER IN THE MORNING TO STUDY the Bible, TO PRAY AND TO BUILD MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS. THE IN THE AFTERNOONS WE WILL SERVE THE ELDERLY IN THE COMMUNITY BY VISITING A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT AND BRINGING OUR JOY.
WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH CAMP FOREST SPRINGS ADVENTURE DIVISION FOR TWO TRIPS THIS YEAR. ONE IS A FATHER / CHILD TRIP AND ONE IS A STRUGGLING YOUTH TRIP. THIS GROUP IS AMAZING AT WELCOMING YOUTH INTO ONE OF THEIR GREATEST PASSIONS THE GREAT OUTDOORS. THE ARE UNIQUE EQUIPED TO CHALLANGE YOUTH BUT TO DRAW OUT OF THEM BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER TRAITS THEY NEVER KNEW THEY HAD