The Ministry Continues – How Staff are Coping
The COVID-19 virus continues to create inconvenience, change and adjustment as we navigate these uncertain times. We have recently started sending weekly Monday emails to you; this is our way of staying connected with you and reminding you that God is working in mighty ways. He continues to open doors for our ministry.
It’s because of YOU, we can continue to share these examples of how God is using STCH Ministries with the good news that our MINISTRY CONTINUES! We are so GRATEFUL for you!
Faith & Work | Faith & Finances
These ministries continue to provide resources for those looking for life-management applications and Biblical principles about money management.
The team is discovering new ways to encourage, support and train their students, leaders and ministry partners by using video streaming technology and electronic communication methods. Regional teams are reaching out to past, present and future scheduled students as well as partners to identify their physical, emotional, spiritual and prayer needs.
One Faith & Work graduate lost her job due to the repercussions of COVID-19, but our staff was able to help her connect with several of our employment partners opening new employment opportunities.
Some students have received food and other physical needs by connecting them with our ministry partners.
We are also very excited about launching 7 online classes this month! Due to this crisis, people are even more interested to learn how God’s Word can help them in the areas of faith, work and finances.
How are Staff Coping?
Thankfully we are all blessed to have retained our jobs and have adjusted our office locations. Most everyone is working from home, and adjusting to having their spouses, children and their four-legged friends (cats and dogs) close-by.
Although we are all grateful to spend more time with family, there are some times when we need some social-distancing from them! We decided to check-in on a few of our staff and see what they’ve been up to.
Here’s a glimpse into how some of our staff are keeping their sanity, joy and positivity…
President and CEO
Eron is spending time by keeping busy, continuing to focus on work and how to lead and navigate a ministry amidst the COVID-19 crisis. His days are filled with conference calls, emails and ZOOM meetings. However, he is also prioritizing more time with family and home projects.
This photo captures a glimpse into their family time. When not on conference calls, he’s riding a tractor – digging up cement on the land of his 119-year old home.
Additionally, he remains family-focused. The Greens are an active and competitive family. They keep score by playing board games. They race their bikes to see who is the fastest. And, as an avid golfer – Eron keeps his swing on-point by hitting golf balls in the backyard.
Through all this, he continues to be reminded, “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Vice President of Family and International Ministries
Joanna is spending some much needed time enjoying the calmness of the countryside in Central Texas.
She has taken this opportunity to stay connected and encouraged by her staff, ministry partners and donors.
Additionally, she’s taking time to focus. Being inspired by nature – the chirping birds and crickets, spring flowers blooming, sunrises and sunsets. Taking it all in while enjoying a swing!
She’s also enjoying this special time with her husband and working within the same space, as well as more cooking and new recipes. She’s reminded that God’s Word and His promises come alive through circumstances.
Vice President of Homes for Children
Greg isn’t necessarily working from home, as he lives and works on the Boothe Campus. But he is enjoying the opportunity to be more intentional with the staff that remains working on the campus and waving to the children from a distance.
When he’s not checking on the children and staff – he takes time to relax. He’s more intentional about looking to Scripture for strength, guidance and inspiration.
He’s been catching up on reading books such as Charles H. Spurgeon: Key Insights for Leaders from Prince of Preachers.
He also stays physically active and mentally encouraged with bike rides throughout the campus and on the country roads. The wildflowers are in bloom and it’s a great way to find peace and calmness among the uncertainty.
We hope this glimpse into the lives of our staff has given you some inspiration, smiles and encouragement – as you continue to adjust to this new normal.
The ministry continues to see current and new clients
through virtual counseling.
Continue to be a Partner
We are grateful for your support, as you help keep our ministries possible.
Though we are all facing challenges, we ask for your continued partnership. As we faithfully continue to serve those who are in need – you too can be part of what we’re doing. You can help sustain our ministries by making a special gift. Your blessing will be used to impact the lives of the children, individuals, couples and families.
- Online: CLICK to GIVE
- Text-to-Give: send “@stchm #givenow” to 52014
You can also donate items to help stock the commissary for both campuses, just click the ministry to order from the Amazon List and have the order delivered directly to either campus.
We are here to share hope and heal hearts, and we are grateful for your ongoing support.
Vice President of Development and Communications