by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director Matthew 25 Ministries relocated its housing operation to Pahokee in January 2009 and we are celebrating 10 years at Pelican Lake! Initially, eight residents arrived from Okeechobee and immediately went to work. By the time I arrived later that year, much of the hardest work was already done, however, I […]
by Maggie Witherow, Co-Founder It should have come last week. Did you look in your mailbox? We mailed them on Wed. Jan. 9th. Have you guessed what I’m talking about? The banquet of course. You knew that!!! When was the last time you attended one of Matthew 25 Ministries banquets? We try to have something […]
Hope is what Matthew 25 means to me. After a career of public service where everyone you thought you were friends with wanted nothing to do with you. After a full career and now you have nothing and no way to work in that career, you feel lost like you are all alone. But God […]
As I sit here in my apartment at Matthew 25 Ministries, I look out my window, and all around I see the blessings that God has bestowed upon me. God is Faithful As I sit here, free to do whatever I want to do, I think back to where I was and the many trials […]
by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director While our focus is to provide transitional housing opportunities, we have a number of disabled or elderly residents who will likely be here for the rest of their lives. As our population continues to get older (our oldest is 93), we are increasingly challenged. This year we have had four […]
by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director As I was going for a walk this morning, I was reminded of those we have served. Each individual has their own experience and story to tell. Our residents come from all walks of life – teachers, preachers, former law-enforcement officers, truck drivers and financial advisors. While some are retired, […]
by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director This week we are preparing for the arrival of our newest resident. We are very deliberate in our process of evaluating, accepting and receiving our residents. Going through much of the same process for each individual, some tasks become monotonous – communicating with release officers, probation officials and family members; […]
by Ted Rodarm, Executive Director In 2018 we have welcomed 28 new residents to our community and have seen a similar number successfully transition to the greater community as they have been able to find housing opportunities placing them closer to family and employment opportunities. Each new resident received their own bed, bedding and supplies. […]
by Maggie Witherow, Co-Founder I have had the privilege of answering the office phone for the past couple days, and I really don’t know how the staff gets anything else done. I have 3 pages of phone calls and I was surprised how many came from other states. We are well known around the U.S. […]
So, let’s Do Something BIG Together! For the past seven years Matthew 25 Ministries has been part of a global initiative to counter the rampant commercialism surrounding the holiday season. As we celebrate the birth of Christ by giving and sharing gifts, the focus on commercialism can detract from the real “Reason For The Season”. […]
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