Rescue, Restore, Release!
Haven of Rest Ministries exists to see those bound by life-dominating problems rescued, restored, and released while experiencing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ who commands us in the Great Commission:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:19-20
What is Haven of Rest?:
A Christ-centered ministry, focused on restoring broken lives of men and women. We share hope to hungry, hurting, and hopeless people.
We help men and women be rescued from their destructive life behaviors, restored to a new life, and released into society on their way to a successful life as a productive citizen. Many of the men and women that we help are homeless, hungry, and have no hope in life. They are at the end of themselves and need a place to stay with a new direction for their life.
What Haven of Rest Believes:
Haven of Rest Ministries believes it’s important for a person’s entire life to be transformed—physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and socially. We are committed to restoration of the whole person through a Biblical approach that helps people learn how much God loves them and gain the Biblical insight they need to lead a productive life in Christ.
(And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52)
In my estimation our mission is one of the characteristics that sets Haven of Rest apart from other organizations. Rather than focus on the reasons people come to us, we focus on a heart change through establishing a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and then putting the tools in their hands to become disciples of Jesus and then for them to disciple others.
We do this with long term Christ centered and Bible based programs that deal with not only the surface manifestations but the deeper root problems which are Spiritual in nature and has to do with heart issues.
We are blessed with a great staff and a host of volunteers which give of their time and resources. Also we have many partners who give monetarily to make it possible for this great work to continue to grow. I use the word partner for that is what it really is.
Saved to Serve,
The Haven of Rest mission was founded in 1960 to provide shelter, food and clothing to homeless men in the Anderson, South Carolina area. That ministry has now grown to include three ministry areas and a thrift store ministry, including eight thrift stores.
The Haven of Rest ministries is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-denominational organization. The ministries are supported by monetary and other charitable contributions.
The goal of the ministry is that every participant will desire to give his or her life to Christ and turn to Him for freedom from addictions and hope for the future.