Three Homes to be Built at Five Stones Camp

Good News Ministries

From the time we started Five Stones Camp, we knew two components would be needed to maximize our rescue ministry among troubled inner city teen boys.

FIRST―an intense, 6-week summer camp program designed to evangelize and disciple the young men God brought our way.

SECOND―a 9-month residential Academy that provides Christian education and a “home” environment that allows the boys to be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

While our camping ministry has few growth limitations, our Academy tops out at only 15 students. Academy students require 24/7 supervision which means we need to keep the student/teacher ratio near 5:1.

The problem is…we’ve been unable to add Academy staff due to the lack of housing. There are scores of troubled, forgotten & unwanted boys whose only chance at a future is getting a Christian education and upbringing at Five Stones Academy. We currently have the house frames, however there is much more we need. Here is a list of the materials and services needed to complete these staff homes:

Septic system installed

Foundation dug and poured

Foundation block walls laid

Garage floor poured

Walls and floor joists and trusses framed up

Roof decking and wall sheathing applied

Windows installed

Exterior doors installed

Plumbing installed

Electrical wiring installed

Sub floors installed

Walls insulated

Drywall hung and finished

Exterior siding installed

Roof papered and shingled

Gutters and downspouts installed

Vanities, sinks, toilets and tubs set

Kitchen cabinets set

Interior doors hung

Walls and ceilings painted

Electrical devices installed (outlets, lights, data, cable)

Trim installed

Flooring installed

Decks built


Thankfully, these 3 homes will provide housing for enough staff to expand the Academy to 45 students which offers more opportunities to reach boys for Christ!


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