Stories and updates from our ministries.

Summer Vocation: STCH Ministries Interns, In Their Own Words: Grace Skaggs

Summer interns have assisted Homes for Children (HFC) on the Boothe Campus for nearly thirty years. Enabling others to join in the ministry of reaching hurting children and families with God’s love and truth is essential to the mission of STCH Ministries and the intern program is one way to achieve that. This year, five college students lived among our students at Boothe Campus from May to August. The staff feels interns make summers richer providing guidance and friendship to the students on campus. College students provide unique friendships as they pour into the lives and hearts of the kids, [...]

By |2020-01-24T10:28:58-06:00January 24th, 2020|

Summer Vocation: STCH Ministries Interns, In Their Own Words: Katie Barclay

Summer interns have assisted STCH Ministries International in the Dominican Republic (DR) for 3 years. This year, three college students lived at International’s DR base of operation inside Iglesia Bautista Quisequayana (IBQ), near the capital city of Santo Domingo from May-August. Amanda Longoria, Associate Director of International said the interns helped in many different ways. Their upbeat spirit and endless energy made the summer weeks go by without a hitch. They connected not only with the Dominican nationals but also with Americans traveling to the DR on mission trips. They offered comfort and accommodations to the needs of the groups. Summer [...]

By |2020-01-16T09:08:43-06:00January 16th, 2020|

Joy I Never Knew

Tim Williams, Director of Church Relations grew up in the Victoria area and has been in Christian ministry since 1982 with 27 of those years serving as a senior pastor. As Director of Church Relations, Tim connects churches with STCH Ministries by helping identify ways to minister to their needs. He is also available for pulpit supply as he leads the Pastor Care ministry. Occasionally, Tim will share stories from his ministry relating to how God heals hurts and shares hope using STCH Ministries. Here is one story, in his words: For years I watched as a young woman named [...]

By |2020-01-08T14:31:52-06:00January 8th, 2020|

Summer Vocation: STCH Ministries Interns, In Their Own Words: Benjamin Brewer

Summer interns have assisted Homes for Children (HFC) on the Boothe Campus for nearly 30 years. Enabling others to join in the ministry of reaching hurting children and families with God’s love and truth is essential to the mission of STCH Ministries and the intern program is one way to achieve that. This year, five college students lived among our students at Boothe Campus from May to August.  The staff feels interns make summers richer providing guidance and friendship to the students on campus. College students provide unique friendships as they pour into the lives and hearts of the kids, [...]

By |2019-12-20T15:51:58-06:00December 20th, 2019|

Christmas in Costa Rica

What gift do you think the wisemen brought to Jesus? A chupon! A baby bottle, was the eager answer. Sharing the good news of Jesus’ birth, our mission team traveled to Costa Rica in December. We turned an old table on its side, and draped it with a blanket, creating an improvised puppet stage. Crouched behind, team members held stick puppets while a narrator told the story of angels, and shepherds and wise men, and best of all, a baby! The children responded to questions in their language. “Jesus was born in a “corral” and laid in the dry grass in [...]

By |2019-12-19T16:41:12-06:00December 19th, 2019|

Thank You!

STCH Ministries is a collaborative effort. The dream birthed in the heart of Laura Boothe 67 years ago grew into an organization leading hundreds to meet the needs of children and families in crisis across South Texas and around the world. As you know, STCH Ministries is comprised of nine ministries, each one dedicated to healing hearts and sharing hope in their own way. One of our driving principals is to remain 100% privately funded and God has honored that principal by providing through His people on many levels. STCH Ministries continues to grow because individuals and churches go beyond [...]

By |2019-12-19T10:32:33-06:00December 19th, 2019|

Summer Vocation: STCH Ministries Interns, In Their Own Words: Ashley Beck

Summer interns have assisted STCH Ministries International in the Dominican Republic (DR) for three years. This year, three college students lived at International’s DR base of operation inside Iglesia Bautista Quisequayana (IBQ), near the capital city of Santo Domingo from May-August. Amanda Longoria, Associate Director of International said the interns helped in many different ways. Their upbeat spirit and endless energy made the summer weeks go by without a hitch. They connected not only with the Dominican nationals but also with Americans traveling to the DR on mission trips. They offered comfort and accommodations to the needs of the groups. Summer [...]

By |2019-12-13T17:59:11-06:00December 13th, 2019|

R U OK?

R U OK? With this simple question, anyone can act as a superhero to a friend in need. STCH Ministries Family Counseling joined Golder Associates in creating awareness that it is okay not to be okay. Family Counseling Regional Director Lorraine Turner presented during a suicide prevention event hosted by the global environmental consulting company. Every day there are tragic stories about the toll mental health issues take on people’s lives. R U OK Day began in Australia in 2011 after Gavin Larkin’s father committed suicide. He had wondered whether this simple question could have made a difference and saved [...]

By |2019-12-09T17:25:09-06:00December 9th, 2019|

Summer Vocation: STCH Ministries Interns, In Their Own Words: Israel Pereyda

Summer interns have assisted Homes for Children (HFC) on the Boothe Campus for nearly thirty years. Enabling others to join in the ministry of reaching hurting children and families with God’s love and truth is essential to the mission of STCH Ministries and the intern program is one way to achieve that. This year, five college students lived among our students at Boothe Campus from May to August. The staff feels interns make summers richer providing guidance and friendship to the students on campus. College students provide unique friendships as they pour into the lives and hearts of the kids, [...]

By |2019-12-06T11:28:49-06:00December 6th, 2019|

From Surviving to Serving

Tim Williams, Director of Church Relations grew up in the Victoria area and has been in Christian ministry since 1982 with 27 of those years serving as a senior pastor. As Director of Church Relations, Tim connects churches with STCH Ministries by helping identify ways to minister to their needs. He is also available for pulpit supply as he leads the Pastor Care ministry. Occasionally, Tim will share stories from his ministry relating to how God heals hurts and shares hope using STCH Ministries. Here is one story, in his words: My wife and I recently got to visit friends [...]

By |2019-11-26T12:07:06-06:00November 26th, 2019|
Healing Hearts and Sharing Hope
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