Grace Covenant Ministries (Jake Moss)

(A Reformed Church ministry)
Grace Covenant Ministries administers summer Bible camps, after-school programs, thrift stores, marriage seminars, gym ministries, and the Barnabas Home shelter for boys.

Grace Covenant Ministries

PO Box 340, 190 Campus Drive Suite # 2
Annville, KY 40402

606/364-5151
jlmoss@prtcnet.org (Jake Moss, Director)

Reformed Church in America – Mission Services
4500 60th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
800-968-3943
www.rca.org

  • Grace Covenant Minisitries – May 2020 May 15, 2020

    Grace Covenant Ministries/Annville Institute

    PO Box 340

    Annville, KY  40402

    May 14, 2020

    Dear Prayer Warrior,

    “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 124:8) is reassuring to us as we navigate through these uncertain times.  The news this past month about Covid – 19 has been discouraging.   For a short time, Jackson County was considered the hot spot for the virus in the state.  The nursing home in Annville had 52 cases of the virus confirmed among staff and residents and 12 of the residents have died from the virus.  According to the Lexington Herald Leader, the unemployment percentage in Kentucky is the highest in the nation.  As the rate of confirmed cases are now starting to drop, we are trying to prepare for the “new normal”.

    Our plans for this summer are under revision.  Following state guidelines, we will not be offering our normal camp programs and the swimming pool will remain closed.  We are trying to work out details on how to offer a virtual VBS camp in July.  It does appear that we will be able to reopen our trade stores in June.   We are also looking for other opportunities to be of service as we enter the new normal.  We do have a couple of opportunities for small volunteer groups (6 – 8 members) to help with some on campus improvement projects.  With these projects we will strive to abide by health guidelines and limit the interaction outside of your group.  If you are interested in more information about these projects, please contact Tommy at the office number listed above.

    We are also grateful for the financial gifts and the donations of used clothing and household items that are coming in during these uncertain times.  It is our desire to bring back our furloughed staff as soon as possible.  We thank you for your prayer support and partnering with us.  You are helping us to make a difference in our community.

    Your partner in missions,

    Jake Moss

    Director of Development

    Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – April 2020 April 24, 2020

    Grace Covenant Ministries April 23 2020

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – April 2020 April 10, 2020

    Grace Covenant Ministries/Annville Institute

    April 8, 2020

    Dear Prayer Warrior,

    The world seems to have stopped, but still moving on.  The pace sure has changed.  Covid – 19 has curtailed our activities.  Most of the events on campus have been cancelled and our trade stores have been closed to abide by suggestions from our elected officials.  Staffing has been reduced and utilities shut off in buildings that are temporarily closed.  We ask for your prayers for the boys in the Barnabas Home and the women in Lincoln Oaks (the addiction recovery center on campus) which are still operating on our campus.  Needs continue and we do look for opportunities to offer a helping hand within our limited resources.  The opportunities included distributing some surplus food to local churches to give to needy families.  We also were able to help an elderly woman as she had to relocate to a different residence.  Our staff is also aiding local congregations with setting up some virtual worship services.

    We are still preparing for what we hope will be a busy summer season.  There are a lot of unknowns as we do our planning, but we do have the confidence in knowing who controls our tomorrows.   Our office is open, and we are available to answer any questions or address any concerns.  We are praying that you and your families will stay healthy.  It is our desire that all of us will be able to rejoice in knowing that we serve a risen Savior and that He controls our destiny.

    We are also very grateful for the financial gifts and the donations of used clothing and household items that are coming in during these uncertain times. We also want to thank you for your prayer support.  You are helping us to make a difference in our community.  Thank you for partnering with us!  We hope you will have a joyous Easter celebration.  The church buildings may be empty in America, but we can also rejoice in the fact that the tomb is empty!

    Your partner in missions,

    Jake Moss

    Director of Development

    Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – March 2020 March 18, 2020

    Grace Covenant Ministries/Annville Institute

    PO Box 340

    Annville, KY  40402

    Phone 606-364-5151

     

    March 17,2020

    Dear Prayer Warrior,

    “Be strong and courageous for I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS.” God’s message to Joshua (and us) has been a comforting reflection to me during this past week.  With the rest of the world, most of our conversations have been centered on COVID- 19.  The news seems to change by the hour.  Like most of you, our schools are closed, events canceled, and we also see empty shelves in some of our stores.  As we navigate through this changing environment, I am reminded of the many assurances that we have.  In Kentucky, we are seeing rebirth in the scenery as daffodils have been blooming and the Bradford Pear trees are now in full bloom.  Soon we expect the redbuds to display their beauty all around us.  It is great to see some normalcy among all the fluctuating news.

    We ask for your prayers that we would have the wisdom as we prepare for the upcoming season.  Much of our efforts on campus are now centered on the arrival of volunteer work groups.  They will be helping us to finish campus projects like the community fitness center and helping to improve homes of area residents.  We also are preparing for the busy summer season as we plan to welcome many new faces to our camps.  The camps range from sports to dance and to Vacation Bible School.  We thank you for helping us to have these opportunities as we share the good news of Christ’s love for us.   We are also very grateful for the financial gifts and the donations of used clothing and household items that are coming in during these uncertain times.

    Thank you for partnering with us!  Be strong and courageous!

    Your partner in missions,

    Jake Moss

    Director of Development

    Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – Jake Moss – Jan/Feb 2020 January 15, 2020

    Dear Prayer Warrior,

    With the new year upon us we look ahead and anticipate challenges that are appearing on the horizon.  Society seems to be constantly changing.  The task of how to present the unchanging story of God’s love to His creation continues to be our mission.

    Here are some of the challenges.  We ask for your prayers as we seek to remain in the center of the work that God is blessing.

    1. Because of a variety of competing programs in youth basketball, we are looking for different options on how to engage with young students.
    2. In February, Lincoln Oaks, the faith-based addiction recovery program operating on our campus will be changing from a men’s treatment program to a women’s program.
    3. Hacker Gym, which was built in 1930, is a place of constant activities.  Over the past 15 years, the gym has undergone a series of improvements.  This year we hope to finish the community fitness center phase of the project.  We are now seeking the finances to install gutters to the facility and to replace one of the old heating systems.
    4. The summer camp season has been one of the highlights of our endeavors each year.  The plans for this year are now being finalized.
    5. Funding is always a challenge.  Getting funds for special projects and our operational needs continues to be an ongoing task.  We face the future with confidence because we have seen how God has blessed us through your prayers and financial gifts. It is our desire to be faithful stewards of His blessings.
    6. Our Board of Directors will be meeting on February 15.  They will be prioritizing projects and approving plans for this year.  We are reminded of the fact that we can make plans but if God is not in them all our planning is useless.

    Thank you for partnering with us!

    Your partner in missions,

    Jake Moss

    Director of Development

    Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries

     

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – December 2019 December 19, 2019

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries December 12, 2019

    Grace Covenant Ministries October 2019

     

    Dear Friends…My apologies for this late post…It got lost in other emails.  My sincere apologies!

    Judy White

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – November 2019 November 18, 2019

    echoes fall 2019 email addition

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – October 2019 October 21, 2019

    Dear Prayer Warrior,

    Attached you will find the October edition of the Prayer Warrior to this email.  Thanks again for your prayers and sharing our good news with others.

    If you have questions or desire more information, please contact us.

    Your partner in missions,

    Jake Moss

    Director of Development

    Annville Institute/Grace Covenant Ministries

    Cell Phone # 712-360-5249

     

    Prayer Warrior for Oct 2019

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  • Grace Covenant Ministries – August 2019 September 7, 2019

    Prayer Warrior for Aug 2019

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Current News on their website:
http://www.gcmkentucky.com/prayerwarrior.htm

(Formerly Annville Institute/Jackson County Ministries)