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OFFERING HELP AND HOPE

The Well

Poverty exists in each of us and in our communities. The Well envisions empowered people to utilize their God-given abilities to have long-term stability in their lives through building relationships, providing access to community resources and providing hope for long-term stability.

Our purpose is to combine the love of Christ, the help of our communities and the strength in each person to find hope for life.

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Deuteronomy: 31:8- The Lord is the one who will go before you.  He will be with you, He will not leave you or forsake you.  Do not be afraid of discouraged.

 The Lord promises you that God will never leave you.  He is always, ALWAYS with you, rather you feel him or not.  Even when our world seems to turn upside down, He is with us.    This is God’s promise to us, and it is truth.  His word can be trusted.  

So, I wonder, why do I feel so alone?  Where is God?  He tells me not to be afraid or discouraged,   but that can be so hard. I am at the end of my confidence, and the beginning of despair. I am afraid, so afraid. Not liking where I am, but afraid to move forward.  There are so many unknowns: for me it was what is on the other side? 
Moses and Aaron led the Israelites miles and miles over many years to get to the Promised Land.  They definitely had their ups and downs.   But God said He would never forsake them and would give them the strength they needed, even when it was hard traveling.  They finally made it to the Promised Land, a place of freedom.  It was Victory!!
We too have been promised a place where there are no chains that bind.   A place of freedom and hope.  The key to opening that door is trust, and giving God control: believing he will guide us in the right direction. OUR leader is faith, and our perseverance is  His strength. I had to believe that God was leading me, that he had not forsaken me.  
I know that you too have hurts, hang ups and habits.  Perhaps you are at rock bottom.  Getting out of the hole you dug seems totally impossible.  I know because I have been there.   All I could see was darkness surrounding me.  I was at rock bottom. I needed to trust in God and His promises.  I needed to give God the control.   Then I saw the ladder, a ladder with just a few lower rungs on it.  That’s when I opened my eyes and saw a beam of light.  It was then that I knew God had never left me.  God WAS with me, and always had been.  I trusted that God would lead me out of the darkness one ladder ring at a time. Every ring of that ladder I climbed was a victory!!  As I made progress, God added length to the ladder, He didn’t want me to stop climbing!
I can’t say it was easy I can’t pretend I was never discouraged or wanted to give up.  I have to tell you truth, you’ll feel this was too. But as you keep taking one step at time, your faith and trust in Jesus will grow, and you will gain confidence.  You will know that God is with you giving you his strength to unleash the chains that bind you.  Nothing is too big for God, Nothing is ever too deep and you have never fallen too hard that He can’t pick you up.  
God will never leave you or forsake you. And with Him, there is no fear!

Deuteronomy: 31:8- The Lord is the one who will go before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid of discouraged.

The Lord promises you that God will never leave you. He is always, ALWAYS with you, rather you feel him or not. Even when our world seems to turn upside down, He is with us. This is God’s promise to us, and it is truth. His word can be trusted.

So, I wonder, why do I feel so alone? Where is God? He tells me not to be afraid or discouraged, but that can be so hard. I am at the end of my confidence, and the beginning of despair. I am afraid, so afraid. Not liking where I am, but afraid to move forward. There are so many unknowns: for me it was what is on the other side?
Moses and Aaron led the Israelites miles and miles over many years to get to the Promised Land. They definitely had their ups and downs. But God said He would never forsake them and would give them the strength they needed, even when it was hard traveling. They finally made it to the Promised Land, a place of freedom. It was Victory!!
We too have been promised a place where there are no chains that bind. A place of freedom and hope. The key to opening that door is trust, and giving God control: believing he will guide us in the right direction. OUR leader is faith, and our perseverance is His strength. I had to believe that God was leading me, that he had not forsaken me.
I know that you too have hurts, hang ups and habits. Perhaps you are at rock bottom. Getting out of the hole you dug seems totally impossible. I know because I have been there. All I could see was darkness surrounding me. I was at rock bottom. I needed to trust in God and His promises. I needed to give God the control. Then I saw the ladder, a ladder with just a few lower rungs on it. That’s when I opened my eyes and saw a beam of light. It was then that I knew God had never left me. God WAS with me, and always had been. I trusted that God would lead me out of the darkness one ladder ring at a time. Every ring of that ladder I climbed was a victory!! As I made progress, God added length to the ladder, He didn’t want me to stop climbing!
I can’t say it was easy I can’t pretend I was never discouraged or wanted to give up. I have to tell you truth, you’ll feel this was too. But as you keep taking one step at time, your faith and trust in Jesus will grow, and you will gain confidence. You will know that God is with you giving you his strength to unleash the chains that bind you. Nothing is too big for God, Nothing is ever too deep and you have never fallen too hard that He can’t pick you up.
God will never leave you or forsake you. And with Him, there is no fear!
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SERVICES

What we can do for you

The Well is an organization of people from area churches, nonprofits, business and foundations interested in more effectively ministering to those in need in the area. As we work together and combine our efforts, we can better address the needs that exist in our community. This is made possible through faithful volunteers and community partnerships.

Become a Resource Partner

Does your congregation, organization, or business provide a resource that can benefit our clients? We’d love to partner with you!

Volunteer Your Time

Serve meals, provide childcare, sort items in The Well Thrift Store. Whatever your gifts and talents are, we have a place for you!

Donate Items

100% of the income generated through our stores, supports the ministries of The Well. What a cool way to support us!

Shop at The Well Thrift Store

Each time you shop, it’s like you’re shopping for the first time! Shopping at The Well Thrift Store is a great way to support the ministries of The Well. Anyone can shop and save!

What’s in the Works

The Well in Fairfield

  • The Well purchased a location in Fairfield, Iowa in August of 2020. The Well will have a thrift store, resource center and other ministry services.
  • This site will be led by a local Fairfield team.
  • Location: 1700 S Main Street in Fairfield, Iowa. 
  • Follow The Well Fairfield on Facebook.

grāz

  • Located at the former Dairy Queen barn in Pella, grāz will have a full service coffee bar with other specialty drinks.
  • Healthy grab-and-go lunch items
  • Convenient, healthy meals to prep at home, with many farm-to-table products included.
  • Focus on produce and foods from local sources.
  • grāz will be managed by Hali Ruiter
  • Learn more at grazfood.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Discover Hope

  • Discover Hope will be a partner with The Well in 2020, providing recover and restoration for those struggling with addiction
  • Discover Hope is led by Robbie Robinson
  • Learn more at discoverhope517.org

Our Services

We are here to help you! Please get in touch with us for next steps.

A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JAYSON HENRY

Dear friend of The Well,

​As I look back on the last five years, it’s amazing how God has blessed this ministry. In the coming season, we have titled our planning sessions with the word "Growth." The growth we have experienced is reflective of the fact that God’s math is different than ours... A few highlights include things like:

  • We are serving over 2,400 different people through our Resource Centers
  • Over 400 different people are attending our programs
  • We’re employing 12 clients in our Well Works program
  • Our Thrift Stores are covering over 70% of our operational costs
  • We have over 500 servant-hearted volunteers that support the Well with their time

Numbers are one thing, but the stories of transformation are another. We’ve been blessed to walk with people that come to the Well as a client, volunteer, customer, and community partner and their growth has been amazing. We get to see freedom from addiction, debt eliminated, families reunited, relationships repaired, and new relationships forged. They are finding stability in a world of chaos. Relationships are so important to us, and when we’re in relationship we can speak truth.

Being part of a relationship when someone realizes they are not identified by their past but by their identity and gifting that comes from the Lord is amazing. People see the Well as a place of healing, a place of community, and a place of family. Ultimately people are finding hope at the Well. It is so much fun to see those connected to the Well in our communities and see how they’re making this world a better place. I would encourage you to stop by and check it out.

What we offer doesn’t happen without support. As we spring into the upcoming ministry year, we ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of adding hope to those we serve through your financial support. We look to continue to grow our client base and strengthen our services, both of which rely on resources. We are so appreciative of our communities, our partners, and you for being part of this journey.