Hello Ridge Point!

It was a joy to hear from a couple of our local initiatives about how God is at work in the lives of the people they serve. This past week we heard from Haley Slagh and her work with Young Lives. Young Lives is a ministry to young women who are pregnant or have young children and are still in high school. In her work with Young Lives, Haley mentors and shares her faith with these young moms. 

One of the ways Haley shared with us is how we can partner with the ministry by helping with supplies these ladies need for camp. Camp is a significant part of Young Lives ministry – it is an important spiritual moment in the lives of those who attend. Many times, it is the first chance they have to place their faith in Jesus. We can join in on this ministry by helping supply some of the Mom’s needs. While many have stepped up and already purchased some items, we still have a few remaining items so follow the link below and check out how you can be a part of someone else’s story of coming to Jesus.

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Are you interested in engaging locally?
We care about our community and want to engage in God’s restoration of lives around us. Whatever your passion is, we have a place you can engage.

Building Men for Life
Jack Brieve: JackBrieve@gmail.com   Website: https://buildingmenforlife.com/
We come alongside men who are struggling with addiction, or are re-entering the community  after being incarcerated, living in the mission or completing a drug rehab program.  We provide safe and sober housing with a family environment to encourage them in their effort to better their lives

EC Brooks
Scott Witteveen: wittsc@ameritech.net with Douglas Cupery: dcupery@cpministries.org
Building relationships with men incarcerated at the prison in Muskegon; learning to work out differences peacefully and to experience hope

Lake Shore Life Works
Rick Mannes: rick@ottawacasa.org with Andy Stone: ajsharp1@yahoo.com       Website: https://www.lakeshorelifeworks.org/
Restoring lives by providing safe homes and grace filled relationships.

My House Ministry
Heather Rogers: heather@myhouseministry.org    Website: http://myhouseministry.org
To provide stable housing for women and their children transitioning from shelter, rehab, or re-entry programs to independent living. By offering low-cost housing, discipleship, accountability, and coordination of spiritual, physical, and emotional needs, My House Ministry seeks to develop living environments where residents can expand their life skills and responsibilities while continuing to grow in their faith as they transition from shelter, rehab or re-entry programs.

Outdoors Ministry
Bill Emery: ltlllc@live.com with Paul Kamphuis: pkamphuis81@gmail.com
This ministry is designed to reach youth through God’s creation of the outdoors.

Stronger Together
Cal Lubbers: lubbersc@yahoo.com 
Website: https://www.70x7liferecovery.org/holland-family-program/
A program by 70×7 Life Recovery & Ridge Point Community Church that will reach out to families of incarcerated individuals and provide a community of encouragement, strength and hope

Young Lives
Haley Slagh: haleys@me.com
Website: https://holland.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx
Reaching teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be.

Blessings,

Dan Koller
Missional Initiatives Pastor 
616.395.4126 Ext. 460