Shepherd’s Heart
        Ministries
 
“Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it.  He came to fill it with His Presence.”
~Paul Claudel
 
Community Shepherd’s Heart made a dramatic impact in the state of Jalisco, Mexico through the foundation of the Hope House (Casa Hogar Una Esperanza en el Corazón, A.C.), a registered Mexican Civil Association providing permanent and foster care for young men 8 - 18 years old who have found themselves the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Many of the boys are sent by governmental agencies in Jalisco, Mexico, such as DIF (Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia), to stay while permanent housing is found, a process which may take several years. Meanwhile, these boys are given the opportunity to receive an education, learn a trade skill and mature socially, developmentally and spiritually.

Shepherd’s Heart also partners with B.R.I.D.G.E Ministries of Laredo, Texas, a nonprofit ministry committed to providing inexpensive Christian literature (theological, educational, Christian-living, etc.) and other literature (e.g. home-school materials and classic books) to missionaries, pastors and the general public in Laredo, TX and throughout Mexico. Income received beyond their expenses is used to support Hope House.

Outreach
Shepherd's Heart offers Mission Outreach opportunities year round to groups, families and individuals. The main purpose of these outreaches is to assist with the current ministries of Shepherd’s Heart. In addition to hosting work and construction teams and evangelistic groups, Shepherd’s Heart endeavors to create an atmosphere where families and individuals can discover they have something to give to God. If you don't see your question answered in the Frequently Asked Questions, please email us for more information.

Individuals can live in Mexico, assist with the ministries of Shepherd's Heart, learn or improve their Spanish, experience Mexico's rich culture, study applicable material and, in most cases, receive university credit hours as Interns. Moreover, during their internship these individuals gain valuable life experience on the mission field. This is a dynamic, practical way to determine if God is calling you to serve as a full-time missionary. Please email us for more information.

The Chapala Lakeside Region host one of the largest expatriate retirement communities in the world. Europeans, Canadians and Americans come to the area for it's mild climate and it's large English speaking population. If you have a desire to serve the Lord and think you've missed your opportunity, don't be too quick to give up your dream. Join us in ministry and Retire with a Purpose. Please email us for more information.

Church Shepherd's Heart partners with existing churches in Mexico in order to bridge cultural barriers and to assist these churches in meeting the needs within their community. This, in turn, creates a ministry that is more than just a "hand out" because it establishes an accountable relationship between the family receiving the assistance and the local church. As a result, families receive practical, physical assistance and Biblical discipleship training while the local church grows and matures.

Shepherd’s Heart also receives and distributes U.S. tax-deductible financial support for pastors, missionaries and churches.

 
About Shepherd’s Heart Ministries

Dedicated to serving with the Body of Christ to overcome spiritual and physical needs.

“God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.  There is no such thing.”
~C. S. Lewis
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135 Bill Cox Road
Jonesborough, TN 37659
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