About My Father's House
In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. Jn 14:2-3
Seeking to unite ourselves to Lord's mission to prepare a place for others, we at My Father's House are constantly amazed and inspired at the depth and breadth of what this means.
It includes the preparation of a place to live for men coming out of prison, offering them a home and a room of their own. But, it is so much more.
It also encompasses preparing a community of support for these sojourners as they reenter society and begin a new life. It requires us to prepare a place in our hearts for men wounded not only by their own sins, but the faults of others who have impacted them profoundly.
It also requires us to remember that these men are not just broken, flawed human beings; but unique creations of the One who calls all of us out of ourselves, out of our misshapen pasts, to new heights of being. And this call is not simply pointing us in a new direction, not just beckoning us to something new; but enabling, equipping with the tools and the capacity to reach the goal laid out for us.
We also must remember that the preparation of that place is not the purpose of our activity. That place is not an end in itself, but a means, a vehicle by which we participate in the Lord's intention to come for these men and take them to Himself. For, it is only in union with Him that they can find the fulfillment of their very lives and the accomplishment of His purpose for them.
And, as we busy ourselves laying the groundwork for this journey the men take, we find that we, too, have found a resting place which has been prepared for us: a home in the Presence of the One Who is the final end of every man.
My Father's House is a nonprofit transitional housing community for men on parole; seeking to offer them safe, decent, affordable housing and a community of support.
As we watch the men who come to live at My Father's House grow and move on, we hope that they will:
Discover new purpose and find themselves more capable than they knew.
Love others and accept love in return, love God and accept His love and mercy for them; and through these new loves, come to love themselves.
Hear God speaking to them in their daily lives, and follow His direction.
Advance continually, seeking always to be better tomorrow than they are today.
Leave behind the faults of the past and find rest, contentment, and joy in being the man whom God created them to be.