Since 1997, the Lord has used Solid Rock to influence the lives of countless youth and families. Below you will find some statistics from our most recent season as well as videos sharing a few stories of God's working at Solid Rock. We share these stories not to claim any glory for ourselves, but to encourage you that God is using your donations to further His good purposes in our community.
Stories of God's Work at Solid Rock
Each family has a story, and so does each family member. We are thankful that Solid Rock could be a part of this family’s story and, in God’s providence, Solid Rock has played a different role in each of their lives. Erica remembers how difficult it was being a young mother of two, working second shift and trying to care for her daughters without consistent support. Then Erica learned about Solid Rock. She remembers, “The program at Solid Rock meant everything to me. Knowing that after school the girls had somewhere to go, they were safe, they were enjoying themselves, they were learning, they were growing. As a parent, that’s what you want.” Solid Rock feels blessed to be able to provide that kind of assurance for parents. Jordyn, Erica’s daughter, says that Solid Rock has helped to give her new perspective when she didn’t know “what to think, what to say, or what to believe,” and has helped her with her “attitude and trust issues.” Natalee, shares how Solid Rock has helped her realize her potential, and her mother shares how affected she was by Natalee coming and asking to be baptized. Whether our work is viewed from the perspective of students or parents, Solid Rock Youth Ministries is grateful that we can be a blessing to those we serve.
We rejoice that God has used Solid Rock to enrich Vibrant's faith. "It was like the lessons fed into my soul," she remembers. But Vibrant heard those Bible lessons because she felt that Solid Rock was a place where she was welcomed and treated kindly. "It's OK to be black," Vibrant says, and she felt like the staff, volunteers, and her peers at Solid Rock treated her that way. "Solid Rock, they accept everyone. That's what I love about Solid Rock." We pray and work so that everyone entering Solid Rock's doors would feel the same warmth and hospitality Vibrant felt, and that through that welcoming atmosphere God would open hearts to hear and receive the gospel.
Through the ministry of Solid Rock, God has blessed the lives of two families who have faced peculiar hardships. Being a single parent while battling complicated medical issues is no small task, which is why Solid Rock has loved walking alongside these families over the years. We are grateful that Kelly Sheaffer and her daughter Annie see Solid Rock as a shaping influence in Annie's life and a relief in stressful times for Kelly. Kira Heiser, speaks to the bond her family developed with Solid Rock saying, "Our lives are different because of Solid Rock. The people that are involved have become friends. They've been there for us and supported us through some difficult times." We at Solid Rock are very blessed to not just care for people's children, but to grow deep relationships with our families.