Hope Happens in South Dallas

After a mission trip to New Orleans while in high school, Heather Rich was greatly affected by the stories she heard: violence, drugs, broken relationships, on and on.  Matthew 25:40 became alive to her, “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”  Heather continued to pursue this truth through annual mission trips, and after a stint at a The Learning Center in Brooklyn, New York, passion and truth collided.  There she learned how she could weave together Philippians 4:13, Matthew 25:40 and her skills as an educator.  As Heather says, “Education alone is not enough to give a person hope in a new life.  Jesus Christ and the gospel must be at the forefront.”

A short period of time passed before God orchestrated a connection with a couple who organizes a homework center for elementary children in South Dallas.  Heather joined the team, creating a teen ministry, now known as 4one3 Ministries.  They currently meet at Cornerstone Baptist Church’s former church building. 

Want to help?
Each day (Monday-Thursday) the kids come to receive help with homework, a hot meal, and participate in a Bible study. As a volunteer, you can be a part of pouring into and changing a kid’s life by teaching them that they can do ALL things through Christ (Philippians 4:13). For more information about volunteering and/or donating to 4one3ministries, please email Heather Rich at 4one3ministries@gmail.com.

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Heather Rich is my Great Neice. Her parents are Spirit filled people and they raised their children to love the Lord. Reading this makes me so proud of Heather. She truly has a heart that comes straight from God.
May God continue to bless you as He has in the past, Heather and may you continue to shine for Him.
Love Ya,
Aunt Judy

Comment by Judy Parson  (robbjudy@sbcglobal.net) on December 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

What a great example for us. How can we help?

Comment by Linda Rich  (Richmanhomeloans@yahoo.com) on December 3, 2011 at 1:47 am