Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries is celebrating the 4th year Anniversary as a 501 (c) 3 non- profit Foundation. Over the years we have been developing strategiesÂ for evidence-based research information on concentrated poverty, food deserts, youth violence prevention and improving reading comprehension. Our success is based on our relationship with God and many philanthropists throughout our community.
Krogers Foods was our first donor in Decatur Georgia in September 2014, where we actually served families there is a known food desert. After reading the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and comprehending the meaning of Concentrated poverty and Food Desert. According to Â the Center on Budget Policies and Priorities, “Basic Facts on Concentrated Poverty,”
“Concentrated poverty describes areas where a high proportion of residents are poor. Researchers study this phenomenon by examining the share of people in a given geographic area (usually a Census tract) living in poverty; they often consider poverty âconcentratedâ if it is in a Census tract where the poverty rate is 40 percent or more â meaning at least four in ten people fall below the poverty line.1 They label such areas âextreme-poverty neighborhoods.â2 The âconcentrated poverty rateâ is the share of poor Americans who live in these extreme-poverty tracts.”3 These astonishing statisticsÂ propelled me into action and we have been growing ever since.
The human basic needs must be met because it not only inhumane to look the other way, but faith-basedÂ organizations are commanded to act in response to the commision that Jesus gave us. “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Â Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Then the King shall say to those on his right Â For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me (Mt 25. 34-36).” Besides, our government even though not religious butÂ equality looks for the church to help not just tangible needs but to develop society.
Our future advocates, forÂ change, is our youth, and the elderly are also considered vulnerable populations and the last two years we have served. Target, Food Lion, and the Peninsula Cities, Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism and Hampton VA Parks, Recreation and Leisure all collaborate with us to maintain and develop strategies to prevent the risks associated with “Concentrated Poverty,” and “Food Deserts.” We just began a journey to improve reading comprehensionÂ with the Hampton Public Library using the Book Van Mobile.
Today, Â ourÂ participants were given the opportunity to express through art what a mentor looks like to them. Â We brought in the year 2018 by getting insights from Collaborative Mentor Webinar Series. The World Wide Web keeps Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries, Inc. updated in the world of mentorship. Last but not least one church Worl Outreach Worship Center Church God has also joined with us to empower the youth.
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We personally want to thank our communities and community leaders for allowing us to serve. As the Chief Executive Officer, I would like to express my gratitude to my Board Members and members for their time and efforts.
Sharpiro, Murray, and Sard (2015). Â “BasicFacts On Concentrated Poverty.” Â Center on Budget
Policies Priorities. Â www.cbpp.org, accessed September 23, 2018.
Three years ago Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries, Inc., began in Decatur, Georgia onÂ September 13, 2014.Â We honor God and our Lords Jesus Christ for bringing our vision of prosperity physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually into manifestation. Â We believe in what the prophet Habakkuk spoke in chapter 2. 1-3, “I will stand on my guard, and set myself on the tower, and watch to see what He will say against me, and what I shall return on my rebuke. Â JehovahÂ answered and said. Write the vision, and engrave it on the tablets, that he reads it may run. Â For the vision is for the appointed time, but it does not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, because it will surely come: Â it will not tarry.” Â We have over came many challenges that were set in our paths, but it has truly been an amazing journey. Â We have the capacity to serve the aging and youth population at first in three states and now in all fifty states. Initially, it was just one Director which now we have Board four members, Vanita Overby, James Corey, Timia Overby and Danielle Overby.
We relocated from Georgia and now operate out of Newport News, VA. and at first even began as a Concession here which is still operating as Business Loves Oils located at Fort Eustis/ Langley Air Force Base which finances some of the charitable events. Â We applaud our military service members and family members for allowing us to have the highest grade of Essential Oils available to them. Our organization currently in this past year have served hundreds of pounds of food to our Senior community located in Hampton and mentored youth violence prevention to over a hundred youth in NewportÂ News, VA, and Hampton, VA. Â We currently are still mentoring and providing a scholarship to our youth for college who achieve academically and become leaders. Â In fact, our youth will be touring Hampton University and attend college football game this month and that would not be possible without our donors like you.
Our donors are companies and individuals who have made us thrive, so far. Â Our donors, Food Lion who have not just donated, but took the time out to actually interact with our elderly clients. Â The Hampton Health District has also been very beneficial to educating our elderly on the importance of Hypertension Screening. Â Wal- Mart has donated educational supplies for our you, so they can have internet access and entertainment while participating in our youth violence prevention program. Target Security Program supports our Youth violence program by providing positive reinforcement through gift cards for youth who attend our program. Â Both Newport News and Hampton City Parks and Recreation have provided safe places to hold our teen events and we are truly grateful. Â Fresh Market and Papa Johns also have donated nutritionalÂ snacks for these eventsÂ and for that we are grateful and hope to continue in our relationships in reducing crime in our communities.
Coming from nothing as my son and I stoodÂ in DeKalb County on the side of the road was a result of our faithfulness which symbolic we have Â story of Â Hannah and Penninah of the rich and the poor with God showing favor to Hannah.
Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries, LLC, Inc. youth department “CHOSEN to ACHIEVE,” officially began on July 7, 2017, with the City of Hampton Parks and Recreation and Youth Violence Prevention Department to promote black male achievement for academic success. Â We are looking for teens in the City of Hampton to participate in our youth program and the winners after a semester along with a 3.0-grade point average or higher will receive a $500.00-$1000.00 scholarship for college. Â Come out on this Friday, July 14, from 3-5 p.m. and our topic of discussion after basketball is “Teen Dating Matters Violence Prevention,” we have located 249 W. Chamberlain Ave, Hampton, VA 23663 Â and will meet on the basketball court. Â We are a Non-Profit organization dedicated “To serving human mankind.”
Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries, Inc hosting a Prayer service for country. Â “Pray without ceasing,” the current day issues globally affect everyday life. Â Now’s the time to come together and pray in Williamsburg, VA. Â The event will be held at 202 Quarterpath Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185, POC: Â Vanita Overby (757) 933-7265. Â Bring a heart ready for your prayers to be answered, “As for me, far be it from me to sin against the LORD by stopping to pray for you and to teach you good and right way (1 Sam 12: 23).” The spiritual building requires communication with God, come out and get answers for your ministries and business. inside your house the spirit of God lies within make time for prayer, “Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive and Â it shall be yours [Mk 11: 24].” See you there our organization has grown because of our obedience to God, “I will stand on my guard , and set myself on the tower, and watch to see what He will say against me and what shall I return on my rebuke. Â And Jehovah answered me and and said. Â Write the vision, and engrave it on the tablets, that he who reads it may run. Â For the vision is still for the appointedÂ time, but does not lie. Â Though it lies, wait for it; because it will surely come: it will not tarry (Hk 2: 1-3).” Â See you there.
In our communities today the secular and religious communities are affected and stifling their spiritual growth as one has a false but real to them sense of power and the followers are being bamboozled. in this century we see some of the promises fulfilled in the government as we know that God is a just God but the evil one is deceptive. This morning I was given a revelation as the website has provided many warnings to our business and ministries on our spiritual foundation in the last two years of sexual provision and sexual immorality.Â Those warnings were from the heavenly Lord, King Jesus himself.Â Look at the violence and sexual sin that occurs in our retail businesses, how our members of society are bombarded by so many negative messages from racial slurs, profiling, discriminative, degrading vices of evil powers in entities that we have come accustom to and even pay our hard earned wages for their goods.Â Punishing gods even soliciting the God to resort to the same measures.Â Violence, Pickett lines law enforcement officers’ families affected what have we done? Since the Lord’s first warning given to me on October 13, 2014 we have all had to turn a deaf ear and looked the other way to get to this point.Â In Acts chapter 17 the Apostle Paul in Apollonia is having a discussion for three consecutive Sabbaths about the crucifixion, death and resurrection of the Messiah and to prove God’s omnipotence because the Lord did not resurrect himself.Â My question for you is what idol have you chosen to take place or caused a distraction away from the Messiah and God?Â Drive with an intentional assignment of people watching and notice the racy and fear on their faces perhaps mostly the religious community then look at the hate and greed that still crucifies Jesus.Â Not only Jesus but Â his sheep too which is all of human mankind.Â Women held captive, some Christian tormented and killed more now than ever.Â The conversation would to have had to been evoked by an appearance from the Messiah mysteriously is what would have made them want to make a Jesus we find in these scriptures, ” expounding and demonstrating that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead, and that.Â This is the Messiah, Jesus, whom I proclaim to you.” Some of them were convinced and joined Paul and Silas; so, too, a great number Greeks who were worshippers, aÂ few prominent women.Â But the Jews became jealous and recruited some worthless men loitering in the public square, formed a mob, and set the city in turmoil.Â They marched on the house of Jason, intending to bring them before the people’s assembly.Â When they could not find them.Â They dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, “These peopleÂ who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them.Â They all act in opposition to the decrees of Caesar and claim insteadÂ that there is another king, Jesus (Acts 17. 3-7).”Â These conversations sent a inquisitiveness throughout Thessalonica.Â Make sure that our conversations are persuasive for others to become more ethical in their decision making.Â I have been tempted just like others and have not yield and it is because first my love for God and the Lord, building the spiritual man/ woman equips us for the tests.Â Â Note the fore a mentioned that the Jews were not easily persuaded but because of Paul’sÂ debates in the synagogues in which you can further read eventually many did come to believe.Â That belief can be applicable for those who may have absolute way of thinking or an unacceptable ethic base to change.Â The teachings of the Gospel teaches us that we can use these very same principles in our everyday living.Â I want you to know that you can change from your evil ways. Historically Theodicy is plainly seen here in the Acts 17 passage, which is described as commotion.Â This passage offers to see how others began to want to prove other religions; however, the word of God and the teaching of Jesus prevails.
We at CHOSEN, Inc Â would like to thank our donor FRESH MARKET for fruit and water.Â The event was very successful and the youth got a chance to express themselves and their viewpoints.Â Thanks again Fresh Market.
In light of the current violence in the United States with attacks on our Law Enforcement Officers. Â We at CHOSEN are taking action in our community by hosting a Stop Bullying Prevention Presentation with our local Public School today. Â I would like for our viewers to take a moment to think what actions I can take to bring peace in our neighborhoods.
Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries, IncÂ (CHOSEN) have an Youth Violence Prevention Department, we would like to express our sympathy to families who have lost loved ones to violence and most recently our Dallas Police Officers.Â Fighting violence and reducing crime has a lot risks associated with that job position and sadly for those spouses, children and other family members we have lost five Dallas Police Officers.Â We here would like to honor those Officers and their family members. In those quiet moments once the adrenaline ceases and the company leaves and the phone is ringing less and less, we grant you peace and the assurance that if you trust inÂ Him no matter what you feel your petitions will be granted.Â “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your request known to God, Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding willÂ guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Phil4.6-7).”
My opening statement after defining violence is always “you should never have to be in an situation involving police intervention, if you can help and there are some instancesÂ where their presence is necessary,” however, that is not always the case.Â America now needs to go back to thinking and feeling that Police Officers are for our safety just as the laws that we create are for them to enforce and that is my hope for our country today.Â As American are gathering I believe that it is for the honoring remembrance of each respective Officer and their family members.Â I am dedicated to imparting violence prevention in our youth so that they will know how diffuse violence before it escalates and how to approach an Officer.Â I really enjoy my Youth Department and to see how at my first violence prevention how some of the young African-American boys were afraid or had many questions about approaching officer lets us know we have a lot of room for improvement it is our citizen duty to act respectfully and honor the badge.Â I also believe that we are so racially segregated for to be in the 21st Century that we need to love our neighbor no matter what race they are.Â Â After all of the blood shed for racial equality I am one that believe in our ConstitutionalÂ rights but I also believe I need to have theÂ right for a trial in the Sixth Amendment.Â I believe that a person is not guilty until tried.Â As I just heard a young person saying my being, ”Â angry Â does not solve anything. ”Â Â Â I know this is a difficult time and we as Christians have an obligation to those families as the word says, ”Â Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this:Â to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (Jas 1.27).”Â We here love you and are here, contact us if you need us.
Dreams Â do come true and sometimes are visions are elaborate. Â Make sure you practice Â frugality to ensure that you Â do not become enslaved in financial bondage.
Loves Lighthouse Prayer Ministries Inc is distributing Food Lion donations today to our Senior Community in Hampton. Â We appreciate our local Yorktown Virginia store and corporate office located in Salisbury North Carolina. We are glad to be a community link in promoting healthy food.