SERVING THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY IN DAYTONA BEACH SINCE 2014 – 30,000 MEALS SERVED:
Since 2014 Ponce Church and many volunteers have served over 30,000 meals to the Homeless Community in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Over the years they have had the privilege of connecting with them, look them in the eyes and smile. Some choose to not look up for fear of being judged, but when they do lift their head they meet love – A love that points no fingers; a love that says, You are Welcome here.
Pastor Nina Tidwell, has had many opportunities to talk and pray with a number of the Homeless Women, learn their names, give them hugs, and let them know they are loved.
565,000 Homeless in the USA – 40% are WOMEN:
In 2015 studies estimated there are 565,000 Homeless in the USA on any given night – 40% are Women. Over 1 Million people experience Homelessness each year.
Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Homelessness Among Women and Families:
Statistics say Domestic and Sexual Violence is the Leading Cause of Homelessness among Women and Families, and 20-50% of all Homeless Women and Children become Homeless as a direct result if fleeing domestic violence. Other statistics say that addiction is common among the homeless community.
The National Center on Family Homelessness and the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Tabitha’s House of Ponce Village Homeless Women Housing:
Since providing meals for the homeless community, Pastor Nina developed a strong desire to not only provide a Home, but a Family, with opportunities they would not have in any other environment.
TABITHA’S HOUSE of Ponce Village – From Homelessness, to Recovery and a Life of Renewed Hope, is a Christ-centered home providing the spiritual resources needed to help restore them to a life of Renewed Hope. Pastor Nina, is involved daily with scheduled Bible Studies and Godly Counsel.
Our MISSION at Tabitha’s House:
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 1:6 NIV.
In your New Journey you took the necessary steps and placed yourself in recovery programs, and with the Lord’s strength and guidance, completed the process in your new walk with the Lord.
Tabitha’s House is the Next Step; God’s plan to continue His Good Work in you, through the help of His people, full of the Holy Spirit, (Acts 6 says, set apart men (and women) full of the Holy Spirit…) Compassion and Love of our Chief Shepherd Jesus Christ. With a Biblically sound program that will help you achieve the next necessary steps to a Life of independence; a Life of Renewed Hope with Jesus continually at your side. (Psalm 139 NLT) and the Holy Spirit who is your comforter, and guide, who will speak to you and show you things to come.
Pastor Nina developed a strong desire to not only provide a Home, but a Family, with opportunities many would not have in any other environment, where she is involved daily, with scheduled Bible studies, and Godly counsel.
At Tabitha’s House, each resident will obtain (or continue) employment and / or enroll in classes at a local college or trade school, in efforts to help them get back on their feet and live a Life of independence.
|AND THE LORD SAID…|
|While standing in the kitchen, the Lord spoke to me and said, “I Love the Homeless Women just as much as I love the orphan. They have been crying out to Me for a very long time.” He then proceeded and said, “I have a home for them and I have put people in place with the resources to do it.” And then He said something I’d never heard Him say to me before: “Thank you for continuing to help them.” And I thought, Lord, you’re thanking me? And encouraged me to keep sharing the Vision. The LORD replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the Poor. Now I will rise up to Rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.”Psalm 12:5|
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Pastor Nina Tidwell is Co-founder and Pastor of Ponce Church in Ponce Inlet along with her husband Pastor Rick Tidwell. She is also Co-author of The Main Thing and The Right Thing – by Rick Tidwell. Pastor Nina is Author of LOVE AWAKENS, at LoveAwakens.org
If you are reading this and are in danger of abuse please call 911, get out and seek safety. Also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline
At, Ponce Church we are active serving the homeless community.
Thank you for Supporting Tabitha’s House of Ponce Village – From Homelessness, to Recovery and a Life of Renewed Hope.
For more information, visit PonceVillage.com
Join our TEAM of Women with a Heart of Compassion, contact Pastor Nina Tidwell, Director of Ponce Village Homeless Women Housing at 386-308-1533, or email at: [email protected]
The LORD replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.” Psalm 12:5