About Reed Hewitt

Reed Hewitt serves as our Director of Communications and is a jack-of-all-trades in digital media production. He believes that one of the most important ways to use media is to share testimonies of how God is at work in people’s lives, and STCH Ministries provides countless opportunities to do just that.

When Golf is More Than a Game

Golf can be many things: relaxing, challenging, thrilling, or infuriating. It is a pastime for some, a way of life for others. But at the STCH Ministries Golf Classic, golf takes on a new dimension. No longer is it just a game; it is a “game-changer” for the lives of children and families in need. Every year, dozens of teams gather for some friendly competition on the golf course while at the same time raising funds to support the work of STCH Ministries. All of the children in care benefit from this event, but the ones most impacted are the [...]

By |2018-08-16T11:26:39+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

Together Again

The story of a family, like that of an individual, can take many twists and turns along the road of life, and few know this better than the Parker siblings. Over the past fifteen years, seven Parker children have called Boothe Campus home; the oldest five are now grown, and thirteen-year-old Laura, the youngest, is still a resident at Love Cottage. Eighteen-year-old Josh, a brand new high school graduate, stands in the middle with one foot across the line of adulthood while he savors his last summer before starting college. To look at them now, one can see great potential [...]

By |2018-06-28T07:09:38+00:00June 28th, 2018|

Do Child Sponsorship Programs Really Work?

Do Child Sponsorship Programs Really Work? After ten years in the Dominican Republic, STCH Ministries can attest to the results. By Reed Hewitt and Andrea Edwards Food. Water. Shelter. All things that most of us would agree are at the most basic level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Yet many people spend their lives without the assurance of these necessities. It is no secret that multitudes around the world are living below the poverty level—about 700 million, according to the World Bank. For them, it is a struggle to get adequate food and clothing, let alone medical care and an education. [...]

By |2018-05-20T13:37:25+00:00May 19th, 2018|

Celebrating Our 66th Anniversary

On May 1, 1952, J.M. Lunsford, founder of the South Texas Children's Home, resigned as pastor of FBC Beeville in order to go into full-time ministry at the children's home. We count today as the official birthday of our ministry! Learn more about our history at www.STCHM.org/History. With today being the 66th anniversary of the founding of STCH Ministries, we want to say thank you to all of our faithful supporters and volunteers who help us serve children and families in Texas and beyond. We also want to take a moment and recognize our staff who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this [...]

By |2018-05-01T06:26:53+00:00May 1st, 2018|

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 |2018-05-01T06:32:17+00:00February 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00September 13th, 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 |2018-05-06T15:36:47+00:00August 18th, 2017|