THE OLD AND NEW HAVE COME TOGETHER
The Lighthouse has been a maternity home for unwed mothers located in Reeves, Louisiana. The doors were open from June 2001 - December 2016. It provided a safe home and education for over 250 young women ages 12-30 who were in need.
The 1987 vision of a children's home became a reality, and the Lighthouse Child Residential Facility was licensed December 2016. This new facility is licensed to care for children ages 0-18. Our main focus will be on those unwed pregnant teens and their children. The mothers can remain until age 18 and can care for their children in this facility.
We are a 501-C3 Non Profit Organization supported by monthly partners and several churches. A benefit banquet is held each year in March to promote awareness in our area and to raise much needed funding for the year ahead. In October 2016 Share the Love Golf Tournament was introduced as a second fundraiser by the Marketing Team.
The Lighthouse Child Residential Center is not only a safe haven for pregnant teens and their children; but also a great opportunity for men and women to volunteer their gifts and talents.
DECEMBER 2016 WE BECAME LICENSED AS A CHILD RESIDENTIAL FACILITY
The new 4,000 sq. ft. home became licensed as a Child Residential Facility. We are licensed to care for children ages 0-18. A new law was set in place in Louisiana effective August 2016 stating that children can live inside a facility with their mother. We are the first to receive that license under the new law. Our focus is on teenage pregnant girls who can live with and parent their children until age 18 in this facility. A home school program is in place and they are also educated in Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Infant CPR, Parenting, Safe Sleep, Anger Management, Bible Study, Etiquette, Life Skills, One on One & group counseling, Single Parenting, Physical Education, Root Causes of Addiction, Scrapbooking, Self Esteem, Crafts, and Sewing. Social events are also a part of their schedule. They are cared for in a structured environment of acceptance and forgiveness by a qualified staff and volunteers.
When a new girl arrives with all her heavy burdens and hopelessness, we know that she has an opportunity for a new beginning.
EYE OF THE STORM
another facet of Lighthouse Minstries
Eye of the storm is a community support group that has ministered to thousands of men, women, and children since 1994 in Kinder, LA. In 2008 Eye of the Storm began in DeQuincy, LA. Your emotions produce fruit that is birthed from your roots. The major roots of anger, fear, rejection, bitterness, and shame are exposed during the teachings, and many experience deliverance and healing. The meetings are conducted twice monthly Mondays at the Grand Church in Kinder and Tuesdays at the Full Life Assembly, see the Events page for dates.
NUGGETS OF GOLD CONFERENCE
another facet of Lighthouse Ministries
The "Nuggets of Gold" conference is another event Patsy started twenty years ago. The purpose of this conference is to provide spiritual renewal and to encourage and inspire hundreds of people to become all God wants them to be. The last three years we have met at the Grand Church in Kinder, LA. We will continue to meet there annually in November. You can check out our Events page to find dates and guest speakers. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are always in operation at this conference. Miracles, healing, and deliverance are experienced by many people and many are ministered to prophetically. Everyone is invited! I promise you will leave changed.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations, and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell in.
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not percieve and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wildnerness and rivers in the desert.
To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion - to give them an ornament of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit - that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
House of Avalon
another facet of Lighthouse Minstries
HEALING & RESTORATION
A PLACE FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
The original Lighthouse has become a haven of restoration and healing for hurt, wounded, and weary ministry. It became a reality in August 2016 when two lady pastors from Trinidad who were exhausted and after a week left completely refreshed. It has become a busy house of healing once again. This vision dropped inside Patsy’s spirit 20 years ago, and has now become a reality.
The Lighthouse is a home to better meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
They are welcome to step away from the world and all of its pressures and take time to reflect on their past decisions and plans for their future.
These young teen mothers will have the option to learn proper parenting skills under the direction of qualified staff and volunteers.
We have a wonderful team of volunteers who assist us with this worthwhile work.
You can join us in transforming the lives of broken and desperately hurting unwed pregnant teens and their babies.
"Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measureed back to you." Luke 6:38
7 million girls and women struggle with eating disorders
2,055 teens become pregnant
88 girls become pregnant as a result of rape
125,000 abortions worldwide
15,000 begin using drugs & 1,562 die from drugs
Every 12 minutes someone dies from suicide
Patsy has ministered to thousands of hurting people for more than 40 years. She teaches in many area churches and conducts a weekly support group called "Eye of the Storm".
A NEW BEGINNING STARTS HERE!
Imagine knowing for the first time that you are loved unconditionally...
Forgiven no matter what you have done...
And that you are special in the eyes of God.
Patsy says that the greatest reward about living in a house full of pregnant girls is to watch God turn ashes into beauty right before her eyes.
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