At Victory Home, our sole desire has been to walk by faith and trust God’s direction for the ministry. As a result, we’ve had a crazy 12 years!
When the small congregation at Geneva Park Baptist Church first felt God calling them to minister through an in-house rehabilitation program, it seemed far beyond their reach. They were not a large group, or a rich group – but they had faith, and that faith caused them to take a step. Within six months of deciding to move forward, Victory Home opened its doors to men and women in Hampton Roads who were struggling with life-dominating problems and seeking a Savior.
Since then, there have been a lot of ups and downs. Our yard sale thrived – and then was shut down. We opened a thrift store, only to discover it was in a major flood zone. We’ve had vehicle troubles, and we’ve had vehicles donated. We’ve had more food than we could handle donated to us countless times. We’ve had men and women of all ages – and even children – come to us for help. We shut down the women’s program, and then re-opened it two years later. We’ve had 5 people in the program and we’ve had 35! We’ve experienced joy at the transformation we see daily, and we’ve experienced heart-ache as others have turned away only to suffer greatly, some even dying within days.
Through all these things, there have been times when we wondered what the next step would be – and God would always make it clear. There had even been times when we thought it was time to close our doors. But at the last minute, God would work in a huge way and enable us to continue.
Within the last few months, God has again been clearly at work. As we as a staff have prayed and sought God’s direction for the future of Victory Home, He made it plain what our next step is. While it deeply saddens us, we are announcing the close of Victory Home, effective immediately.
God has used Victory Home in many incredible ways since we first began in July 2003 and it has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of His work. However, as Ecclesiastes says, while there is a time to born, there is also a time to die. We fully trust in God’s plan and we choose to act in faith now as we let Victory Home go.
In John 12:24 Jesus says: I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
We believe that God is calling Victory Home to die in order that something new, with a broader reach and greater impact, can now come. This new ministry is called Lifeline.
Lifeline is a different ministry, however our mission is the same: reach the lost, hopeless and broken with good news – rescue is here.
Rather than one program, Lifeline offers a total of 6 programs for men and women:
· Intensive Out-Patient
· 30-Day In-House
· Long-Term Discipleship
· Half-Way House
In addition, we will have counseling, classes and addiction meetings multiple times a week.
We’re excited to see how God uses Lifeline, and we invite you to join us on this journey of trusting God. Financial gifts will help us greatly. You can also get involved by donating your time. Some of our current opportunities include transportation, writing grants, out thrift store, car wash, and warehouse.
We also need help getting the word out. Share our website, our Facebook page, or come to the office and pick up some of our cards. Let’s let Hampton Roads know there’s something new in town – healing is here. Help is here. Hope is here. Rescue is here.