God’s Resort is clean, safe and affordable housing in one of Joplin’s highest call-for-service areas, according to the Joplin Police Department. The body of Christ pulls alongside and offers hope and truth to those who are struggling with poverty and/or addictions. There are several activities structured for both the young and old that teach biblical truths.
|Community Small Group
Sundays: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kids' Club @ Life House
Tuesday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
(During School Year)
Celebrate Recovery @ Life House
Thursdays: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WOW! (Women of Worth)
Wednesdays: 4 pm - 5 pm
Shoe box Budgeting
By appointment only
COME’N GET IT! (Nutrition class)
Contact Corky for dates and times
||Administrative Work - Filing, data entry and caring for the lending library. Contact Corky 499-4015 for more details.
Transportation of residents to CHCC activities - Contact: Jack Udell 649-6685, or cell: 540-3260
Providing a Meal to the Sunday night neighborhood Home Group. Get your small group involved in the rotation - Contact: Barry and Barbara Williamson 623-6382
Maintenance/Assistance- Contact: Andy Wilson cell: 483-1553 and Ron Nelson 649-3662
Apartment Renovation - Contact: Barbara Johnson 781-4399
Apartment Management/Program Manager - Contact Corky Nelson 649-3662, or cell 499-4015
Mentors for residents. Develop relationships and help them change their circle of friends! If interested in being a mentor, please contact Corky 499-4015
Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of the God’s Resort Community
It was a hot summer day. Rob's hair was way too long, dripping sweat into his eyes. He was filthy and smelly, generally looking a mess. He was in a neighborhood where shopping carts just seemed to appear. So he began to push one to pick up trash. No one would have known that just a few months prior he had owned a new car dealership. Upon quick glance one would think he had fallen. Hard…
“Hey, Rob! You look like one of us! You belong here!” Out of the mouth of a resident meth addict came the words of God. He spoke to Rob through her that day. It hit him like a ton of bricks. He belonged here…
A business partner and Rob purchased this property thinking they saw a cash flow opportunity. However, God had other things in mind for it. After all, His thoughts are higher. In a joking manner, they often referred to the area as “The Last Resort.” As if one could not afford to live here, he would probably end up in a mission or on the streets. Many of the folks in this neighborhood are in a state of desperation, but don’t know what they are desperate for. Rob had been praying for a long time to be used in some way, but didn’t know what that looked like until that aforementioned day. He started to offer hope the best he could, and people began to respond. He learned that if given the opportunity to hear truth, many people will receive it. He soon discovered that it was all much bigger than he ‒ way bigger. He was exactly where God wanted him, needing Jesus…
Rob went to Jay St. Clair, the outreach minister of College Heights Christian Church, a true friend and mentor. He told Jay what God had placed on his heart; the people of this neighborhood needed to hear the Good News. He told Jay that he would donate a community house to be used however God would lead. Jay told him the outreach ministry had been praying for an opportunity to adopt a neighborhood and at that moment, they realized their prayers had intersected. God had gone before them. They went to their knees and with tearful prayers the Lord changed the name from the Last Resort to His resort ‒ God’s Resort…
God’s Resort has gone from a little community house to a half‒block area. God’s Resort is now a non-profit organization serving the needs of the God’s Resort families and the surrounding neighborhood that is hungry for the truth. Hungry for relationships. Hungry for hope. Hungry for Jesus.
There have been hundreds of volunteers reaching out and helping. Not only are old buildings being restored, but more importantly, lives, families and relationships are being restored. The ground is fertile at God’s Resort, and we are blessed to be a blessing.
Please prayerfully consider how you might be a part of the God’s Resort Ministry.
God's Resort ~ 1407 S. Pearl St. ~ Joplin, MO 64801 ~ 417-385-5871
Support God's Resort ~ Please consider supporting the God's Resort ministry financially through
one-time, weekly, or monthly gifts. Please make checks payable to God's Resort.
Mail to: God's Resort ~ P.O. Box 4981 ~ Joplin, MO 64803
Mon, October 5, 2009
by Roger Lieb