We are the House of Joy. We are individuals
with families that have grown into
a community called to a higher purpose
than our own. We are a people with
a heart and mission of restoration.
Our purpose of restoration carries
many visions within it.
What started as a seed, like an acorn,
is growing into a whole expression,
like an oak tree. Every endeavor will
follow this pattern as we grow up
into this purpose of restoration.
Our visions are as varied as the people
who carry them.
We long to see a people who serve
become the expression that they offer
to others. We have hearts to love
and serve others at their point of
need, not ours. We desire to "come
along side" those that come to
I am so glad that you have found
your way here to the House of Joy,
either by inquiry, curiosity or happenstance.
There is much I could say but I will
simply state what has been entrusted
1. We believe restoration begins with
2. We believe restoration, when creative,
changes the one who gives as well
as the one who receives.
3. We believe this house is to be
a storehouse of provision to supply
the needs of others.
4. We believe that our expression
of "helps", in reality,
are many parts making up the whole,
whether they be counseling, mentoring,
ministry, life skills or just love
5. We believe that the lifeblood of
the House of Joy are the people who
serve and they, as well as the programs,
are to be submitted one to the other,
affirming the importance of each.
6. We believe our mission of restoration
will be a beacon of hope that generates
life for a whole expression.
7. We believe the foundation of this
house has already been laid and this
house will be built with "Joy".
As the House of Joy offers itself
to serve, I believe that we will learn,
grow and experience our own changes
and then be called "oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that He
might be glorified". It is with
confidence that we step in to these
places of disrepair, devastations
and ruin knowing that the works have
been prepared beforehand that we should
walk in them. We will rebuild, we
will raise up and repair many precious
individuals, families, and communities,
thereby creating an impact that will
change cities, states, nations and
even the world. Impacting the world
is only possible in the changing of
"one heart". It all begins
Many thanks go to those who have
laid their lives down in the pursuing
of this purpose. For those yet to
come and serve with us, we welcome
you and invite you to come and enter
the "Joy" of giving your
life so that others might live.
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