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Strengthening Families Through Faith & Finances

Pastor Raul Elizondo has seen firsthand the impact that financial struggles have on a family. “A big percentage of my church grew up in poverty—welfare, food stamps,” says Elizondo. The statistics show they are not alone: one in five American households receives government assistance. “But those programs are to help temporarily,” continues Elizondo, “not to be a way of life.” The Federal Reserve has also reported that the average household debt in America is more than double the median household income. Putting the debt problem in a spiritual perspective, Pastor Elizondo says, “We have people that have been freed from [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:10:32+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Thank You for Giving in 2017

God has used STCH Ministries for the past sixty-five years to serve broken families. We will never really know how many people's lives have been changed because of what we do, but we are committed to staying faithful and following His will. Our staff serve in the fullest capacity of their calling, to a world that needs to know the love of our Heavenly Father. Recently a client whose life has been changed through counseling made a point to reach out with a heart-felt statement of gratitude, "Thank you for what you are offering us." If you have donated to [...]

By | 2018-02-28T14:28:48+00:00 December 28th, 2017|

Vision 2020

Where does God want STCH Ministries to be by the end of the year 2020? That’s the question we’re asking ourselves in our Vision 2020 strategic planning initiative. Like the good and faithful servant in the parable of the talents, we want to use our God-given resources effectively. As we chart the course for the next few years, we are committed to these principles:

By | 2018-02-28T14:29:09+00:00 December 8th, 2017|

Dreams of Their Own

Think back to when you first realized what you wanted to do with your life. Did you discover your passion at a young age, or did it take a bit of life experience to find your calling? Did you ever have a dream that you thought was beyond your reach? Delia is a sophomore at Howard Payne University, where she plans to earn a master’s degree in social work. While other students pursue degrees they think will bring the biggest paycheck, Delia says, “For me it’s not about the money. It’s about doing God’s work, and serving others. It’s in [...]

By | 2018-02-28T10:25:13+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

Helping Moms be Moms

There is a saying that “hurt people hurt people.” It is much easier to spread pain from one person to another than it is to spread love, joy, and peace. It is more common to share bitterness than patience, kindness, and goodness. It is more natural to pass dysfunction to the next generation than faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The fruit of the Spirit must be cultivated with great care, but the fruit of our fallen, sinful world seem to sprout up all by themselves. Our ministry staff at Homes for Families see this pattern all too frequently. “The relationships our [...]

By | 2018-02-28T10:25:44+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Hurricane Irma

The Atlantic’s strongest storm on record, Hurricane Irma, has left destruction across the Caribbean, but we are praising the Lord for the good reports coming from our ministry sites in the Dominican Republic. The island was left relatively untouched by the storm! There are homes that were destroyed on the northern coast but the number is significantly smaller than on other Caribbean islands. Some of these northern areas are also under one to two feet of water. Thankfully no deaths have been reported in the DR. None of the ministry sites that we partner with in the Dominican Republic suffered [...]

By | 2018-02-28T11:53:20+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

Around the Dinner Table

Something uniquely meaningful happens when a family sits down together for dinner. Evening after evening, they hear about each other’s day—learning how to share, how to listen, and dozens of other little life lessons. For many people, the idea of a family coming together at dinnertime will bring up warm memories from their own childhood, or perhaps the nostalgic glow of a Norman Rockwell painting. In our high-tech, always-connected world, we may think back fondly on the days when connecting didn’t require a mobile device. But in some corners of our modern world, the art of being together has not [...]

By | 2018-02-28T10:26:30+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

STCH Ministries Appoints Darin Griffiths as Vice President of Family Counseling

STCH Ministries appointed Darin Griffiths as Vice President of Family Counseling. The organization provides counseling services in Corpus Christi, Victoria, San Antonio, Houston, and neighboring communities. (Click for larger photo.) CORPUS CHRISTI – STCH Ministries is proud to announce the appointment of Darin Griffiths as our Vice President of Family Counseling. Griffiths is already a proven member of the STCH Ministries team, having joined the organization in 2005 and becoming the administrative director of several counseling offices in 2014. Griffiths is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and holds three Master of Arts [...]

By | 2018-02-28T11:57:27+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

Tribute to STCH Founder

On this day in 1996, a very special lady passed away. Her name was Laura Boothe Overby, and she was the co-founder of our ministry. Mrs. Overby never bore children of her own but through her donation of 637 acres of ranch land in Bee County that became the South Texas Children's Home, she gave a home to multitudes. "It's just a miracle what the home has become," Laura often said with quiet exuberance. "I had no idea when I gave the land all that God had in His plan for it to become." We thank the Lord for Mrs. [...]

By | 2018-02-28T11:57:51+00:00 July 30th, 2017|

All Things New

In this issue of the Messenger, we are taking a sweeping view of STCH Ministries’ history, from Laura Boothe's God-given conviction to use her land for a children's home, up to the latest additions in our family of ministries. In truth, the movement towards new frontiers has been at the heart of STCH Ministries from the beginning, and with good reason. After all, we serve a God who promises to make all things new. Newness is woven into the fabric of creation—into every sprouting seed and every growing child. As we have sought to follow God’s leading, we have frequently [...]

By | 2018-02-28T10:29:34+00:00 April 19th, 2017|