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All of us experience crisis, from financial to medical, personal to relational. Many of us rely on our families or communities in these times of need. Others suffer crisis in isolation, where situations all too easily go from bad to worse.
When families with children endure crises on their own, the results are often devastating. Relationships crumble, issues escalate, and hope disappears. In the worst cases, the State steps in, placing children in the whirlwind of foster care. And these “worst cases” occur far too frequently in Arkansas—averaging 11 placements every single day.
But what happens when the Church answers the call to care for children and families in crisis? Families find a safety net in the faith-based community that meets them where they are and loves them. They receive compassion, resources, and guidance as they walk through their difficulties, discovering restoration along the way! Glenhaven provides structure and expertise for the Church to fulfill this mission.
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children with one or no parents
Nearly half of Arkansas children (44%) live in homes with just one or no parents.
Children in poverty
More than one in four Arkansas children (29%) lives in poverty.
Children with diagnosed conditions
More than one in five Arkansas children (22%) are diagnosed with emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions.
Statistics from www.KidsCount.org.
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How did students measure success? Some answers might have surprised you. During a recent group discussion with students at our Sparks Out Of School program, I posed the question, “How do you measure success?” Each of the kids got sticky notes and a sharpie. Then I said, “Imagine that you are 25 years old and[…]
Kerry and I (Kirk) are the parents of three young adult daughters. This year marks a major life change, as our youngest will graduate from college this Spring. As our nest has emptied, we have sensed not only the absence of our daughters, but a need to use our time, resources, and space… in Kingdom service. Many[…]
“I don’t understand why I have to do work for this…” “Why can’t you just give me what I want?” This excerpt from a conversation I had the other day with a thirteen‑year-old boy is all too common. I heard a story of a man who had his teen digging post holes one summer. The[…]
Last night, Glenhaven set up its booth, banners, and flyers at Conway’s Antioch Baptist Church to share the vision of a community caring for families with about 350 members of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association. Now, you might be asking, “Why talk to cattlemen about families in crisis?” Of course, we know that this epidemic of[…]
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alexis Jordan and KATV Channel 7 News about the recent Faulkner County arrests of men suspected of targeting minors online for sex. Check out their story, including a short video clip, here. Sexual predators are just one of the many dangers that youth face in[…]
Coming Soon! On April 16, 2016, Glenhaven Ministries will conduct a parenting workshop on Boundaries and Consequences. Workshops are open to the public, as we seek to equip the community with the best tools and knowledge for caring for children and families. Topic: Boundaries and Consequences Time: April 16, 2016[…]
I have so many blessings of what I’ve seen God do in the hearts and lives of the incredible kids at Sparks Out Of School! Let me share a few with you… When we first started last semester, I recall a particular boy who was so closed-up emotionally that he would just give you one[…]
It was short notice … Gina called me the other morning with a request. A juvenile officer in a northern Arkansas county had called her asking for help for a family at wits’ end with their fifteen-year-old. Gina wanted to know if she could go up that day to speak to them. It was short[…]
Yesterday at Sparks Roundtable, the kids and I talked about control. I told them this story: Lori and I were on a day hike during one of the Glenhaven Colorado backpacking trips with the boys. We had Zeke, our big white lab with us on this particular trip. We were right at timberline, around 12,400[…]
I’d like to share with you a snapshot of the awesome work God is doing through Glenhaven: One of our students in Sparks Out Of School has a mother who speaks Spanish and struggles with English. We have been able to communicate, but never truly connect with her. Last week, staff member Gina Pitts was[…]