Official press releases, media alerts, and announcements from STCH Ministries.

What is #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is described by organizers as “a global day of giving, fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” It began in 2012 and has exploded thanks to social networking. Last year in the United States, $274 million was raised online in one day! #GivingTuesday always takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which has long marked the opening of the holiday season. The date was strategically chosen to follow in the wake of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it creates a tradition that celebrates generosity and goodwill. STCH Ministries has been a part of #GivingTuesday for the past two [...]

By |2018-11-09T12:27:53-06:00November 12th, 2018|

Volunteering at STCH Ministries

Faith & Work volunteers Part of our mission at STCH Ministries is to enable others to join us in ministering to children and families. If God is calling you to serve with us, here are some of the ways you can share Christ’s love with others. Pray for us! We desire for God to use STCH Ministries in mighty ways to do His work. Pray for those we serve to ultimately know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Pray for our staff to have the love, wisdom, and faithfulness they need for the roles that God [...]

By |2018-11-09T11:27:09-06:00November 1st, 2018|

Virtual Tour

Safe. Peaceful. Hopeful. These are words often used to describe Boothe Campus, where our Homes for Children ministry is located. It is not just the child residents who recognize the exceptional atmosphere. The feeling is evident as you drive through the gates up to the main buildings. Jeff Brewer, Director of Development, believes there is a holy anointing on the property as a result of the sixty-six years of faithful obedience to God from the first day of the ministry’s existence. Obedience to God has been the number one priority from the very beginning when Jess Lunsford founded the South [...]

By |2018-10-26T07:18:32-06:00October 25th, 2018|

Ladies for the Least Special Project Nearing Completion

Ladies for the Least is a giving society of women who are passionate about impacting children and families in need, those who are among the least. The group raises money for special projects directly benefitting STCH Ministries, projects which are not included in the ministry's general operating budget. In April 2018, Ladies for the Least members voted to fund a project at Boothe Campus to revitalize recreational zones and repurpose an underutilized building. The work of the project includes: Renovation of the old library into transitional apartments Creation of a prayer garden and fire pit Renewal of recreational areas for [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:36:15-06:00October 9th, 2018|

Family Counseling Up to 17 Locations with New Office

STCH Ministries opened a new Family Counseling office in Richmond, Texas, making seventeen locations in all. The new office is hosted by Water’s Edge Community Church and provides professional counseling services that are distinctively Christian. Randy Beck, pastor at Water’s Edge, is optimistic about this new venue for reaching out to the church’s neighborhood. “We are always looking for ways to show compassionate care for the community. It is great to see families walk through the door of a church – not for worship services but because they are broken and know they need help,” Pastor Beck explains. “STCH therapists [...]

By |2018-10-01T08:16:11-06:00October 1st, 2018|

Honor and Memorial Gifts

As the calendar winds down and our thoughts turn to the holidays, we begin to think not only about how we will observe the traditional festivities but also what we can give to those most special to us. Often, not just any gift will do, we want our present to recognize the important place they hold in our hearts. May we suggest an honor gift made to STCH Ministries? Honor and memorial gifts are thoughtful ways you can personally contribute to the ongoing care of children in South Texas. An honor gift is a contribution you make in honor of [...]

By |2018-11-09T11:28:37-06:00September 20th, 2018|

Meeting of Baptist Children’s Homes Inspires Teamwork

Development & Communications team members from STCH Ministries in New Mexico at the Connections Conference. Baptist organizations have been providing care for widows and orphans for over 100 years, adhering to the biblical mandate of James 1:27.  On September 9 - 11, 2018, STCH Ministries participated in the Connections Conference, the annual meeting of the Association of Baptist Children’s Home Professionals, which brings together organizations from across the country to collaborate on development and communications topics.  This year's conference was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Southern Baptists have long held their commitment to cooperation and enduring strength of [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:55:03-06:00September 14th, 2018|

Higuey Boys Home – A Better World

Did you know that the average person who works 40 years will spend 2,000 hours in church, and 90,000 hours at work? To be good stewards of the life God has given us, we must continually listen for God’s guidance. We must look for opportunities to bless others during the normal activities of each day. And when God speaks to us, we must step forward in faith to follow His leading. Cesar exemplifies someone who allowed God’s Spirit to speak through him during the ordinary activities of his work-life. Cesar was a taxi driver in the small town of Higuey [...]

By |2018-09-11T12:26:04-06:00September 11th, 2018|

Cans for Kids

Cans for Kids is a project that allows Texas churches to take an active, practical role in the day to day, bread and butter of caring for children. The strategy is simple: a church, Sunday school class, or small group sets a time frame to collect canned goods for the children at STCH Ministries Homes for Children and delivers them to the commissary at Boothe Campus. The process is customizable – be it a church-wide contest between small groups or a simple way for children to participate in ministry. STCH Ministries staff members are available as guest speakers to either [...]

By |2018-09-07T10:29:30-06:00September 7th, 2018|

Mental Health Training Surpasses Expectations at iCare Conference

The second annual iCare conference, presented by STCH Ministries with support from the Blanche Davis Moore Foundation, was held on August 9, 2018, in Victoria, Texas. STCH Ministries created the iCare conference to equip "people who help people". This event brought together more than thirty presenters from ten area organizations, who provided training and resources for dealing with tough topics and mental health issues, including suicide, addiction, divorce, depression, anxiety, and others. The mental health crisis in our country touches nearly every family. STCH Ministries is working to bring relief through donation-based counseling and recognizes that many other individuals and [...]

By |2018-08-16T11:23:40-06:00August 16th, 2018|
Healing Hearts and Sharing Hope