This series highlights organizations that, in my estimation, are on the frontlines of mercy ministries, but not just any mercy ministries. They are ministries focusing on orphan care. They’ve taken to heart.
Miracle Hill Ministries
75 years ago, Miracle Hill Ministries began as a small rescue mission in downtown Greenville. Since then, we have grown with the Upstate — expanding to meet the changing and diverse needs of homeless, hungry and destitute people. With your help we have become a significant provider of homeless services in South Carolina.
With locations in four upstate counties: Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens and Cherokee, Miracle Hill operates four adult shelters, two children’s shelters, an emergency food outreach and eight thrift stores. We are also home to two highly successful, Christ-centered addiction recovery programs: Renewal for women, and Overcomers for men.
Where did the name Miracle Hill come from?
As the story goes, many years ago, a group was working on the foundation of a building they had no money to build. One day, a rain storm was approaching the hill upon which they were working. They stopped and prayed that the Lord would hold the storm off so they could finish.
When the storm reached the bottom of the hill, it split and went around the hill on either side. When they were finished, someone quipped, “What a miracle hill!!” And so, the name was chosen then and there.
What does Miracle Hill offer?
Miracle Hill Children’ Home continues to be known as a place of refuge for children from birth to age 18.
Miracle Hill Boys’ Shelter was established to care for at-risk, abused and neglected boys.
Miracle Hill’s foster care program is a great opportunity to serve God within your own home.
Homes for Life, An Outreach of Miracle Hill – seeks to provide shelter and support services to homeless young men ages 17-21.
Miracle Hill Rescue Missions
Greenville • Spartanburg • Cherokee County
Shepherd’s Gate became part of the Miracle Hill family on February 14, 1993.
Miracle Hill Relief Ministry was acquired in 1995 to serve as an emergency food outreach for families and individuals in need.
The Overcomers program is a 27-week, addiction recovery program with a twelve-step, Christian-based curriculum. A 30 day pre-program is required.
The Renewal program was established in 1997 in answer to the growing demand for women who need a more structured, long-term program to help them deal with life-dominating problems.
Transitional housing provides a halfway point between the strict accountability of life within one of our shelters and the onslaught of temptations beyond our walls.
Donating to Miracle Hill is easy with seven thrift store locations, several drop box locations and a local pickup service.
If you are looking for a decent vehicle at a reasonable price, consider Miracle Hill Auto Sales.
Miracle Hill Thrift Operations began the yellow bag project as a convenient way to donate unwanted items.
Check out Miracle Hill‘s website http://www.miraclehill.org for more information about the ministry and how YOU can get involved.
And watch some of their videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/MiracleHillUpstate?feature=watch.
27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (ESV)