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Christians Against Substance Abuse or CASA is a program to help people fight their addictions. The Rusk Church currently has several instances in which they use the 12 step CASA program. CASA classes meet on Sunday and Thursday from 7-8:15 at the church building. A CASA class also meets at the Hodge Unit on Mondays and at the Rusk State Hospital on Thursdays. The teachers include Robby Arrington, Moody Glass, Mike Birdwell, Danny Reed, and Annie Mae Sunday. You may contact them if you would like to be a part of this ministry.
Course VIII: Christians Against Substance Abuse
Every six weeks we visit the jail for a Bible lesson and sign up those who want to further study.
A work of holy love which believes every souls
is precious to God. We provide
correspondence courses free of charge to students who are primarily incarcerated.
The programs at WBI are diverse and carefully designed to produce the very best ministry oriented and servant leaders for the Lord’s church. WBI is a single purpose Institute with a goal of preparing Christians in God’s word and ministry skills to share the Gospel with the world (Mark 16:15, 16). We do not raise money for church building nor do we raise funds to support preachers after they graduate from school . Instead we offer a vocational training to teach them a trade with which they can support themselves.
Steve Handley was first introduced to Prison Ministry in 1994, and became an Approved Chaplaincy Volunteer for Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice in April of that year. In October of 2011 the decision was made to leave the pulpit work at La Poynor and devote full-time to the prison ministry. The past several years have been focused on Substance Abuse lessons from a Biblical perspective. As a partner you will be working with Steve and others to share the love of God with those who need it so badly.
We are now going into the tenth year of our mission partnership with Elijah Peters in New Zealand. Your support is helping make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them in all of the ways of Jesus. Your support is helping restore the broken and people burnt out on religion. Your support is equipping leaders in the brotherhood around New Zealand through training workshops and conferences.
Centered around the belief that the church is God’s instrument for transforming society and that it is the ultimate solution to abuse, poverty, oppression, and the need for lasting hope in the world. Mission UpReach is focused on planting “transformational churches” thus starting a revival in each community by helping people to know Jesus as Lord and know His transforming power. Their vision is that over the next 20 years we will see hundreds or even thousands of independent churches united in a grassroots movement that transforms society.
Foster’s Home for Children is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization located in Stephenville, Texas. Sherwood and Myrtie Foster chartered the children’s home in 1958 and the first children were taken into care in the winter of 1960. Since that time, Foster’s Home has provided for the needs of over 4,000 Texas children. From one home located on a 55 acre site in the northern edge of Stephenville, the facilities have grown to include twelve residential group care homes; Administration building; Mabee Health, Education, and Services Center; Commissary; Pittman Family Center, a multi-purpose facility; barn and livestock pens.
Neema Village Tanzania, Inc, is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit in the USA and a registered NGO in Tanzania. Neema in Swahili means Grace and any good done has been done by the Abundant Grace of God! Neema Village began as “Neema House” in 2012 as a rescue center for abandoned, orphaned and at risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. During that time, more than two hundred thirty babies have been rescued, many abandoned babies have now been adopted and others who had lost their mothers during the birth were saved and have now been able to return home to an extended family member. We love the idea of “Families not Orphanages.”
The local mission work would include Prison & Jail Ministry, CASA Works, World Bible School Materials, Local Mission Campaigns, Foster Beds and The Yellow House. Regular visits to the Local Jail and Prison are made by members of the congregation and funds from Local Missions is used to purchase materials for that teaching. Church members use World Bible School and other materials to teach those in prison about Christ. Foster Beds is a ministry providing beds to children that have been placed in the foster system of Cherokee County. The Yellow House which is a Church of Christ Stephen F. Austin Student Center that provides a good environment and spiritual growth for students attending the University.