Samaritan Village Orphanage

Rescuing orphaned and abandoned children in Tanzania, Africa.

With its goal of rescuing abandoned children and giving them a permanent home clearly in mind, the first objective has always been to find families who will adopt these children. Since its beginning in a small house in Arusha, Samaritan Village has rescued over one hundred children. The majority have been adopted by families from around the world. Those children who have not been adopted have been given a home at Samaritan Village so that through the Grace of God, these once abandoned children now have a place they call home.
Today, Samaritan Village is growing and currently cares for more than 50 children in a permanent residence with a 24 hour staff to care for them. The orphanage provides each child with nutritious food, clothing, health care and education in a warm and loving Christian environment. Samaritan Village has its own chapel for daily worship and serves not only the children, but many members in the community as well.
Samaritan Village’s Future
Samaritan Village is continuing to expand in order to rescue more children and meet the diverse needs of the those in the surrounding community. We have just completed construction of a three story medical clinic and dormitory that will serve some of the health needs of the children and the local community and add rooms for up to eighty more children. We have also completed a new nursery that will allow us to provide better care for babies brought to the orphanage with severe medical needs.
Visit Samaritan Village Orphanage’s website for more information. 

Joshua House Men’s Center

Helping men put back the broken pieces of their lives.

Many men have fear of appearing vulnerable or weak by admitting pain they have experienced in their lives. Many men either deny, store, or mask their pain. They live their lives stuffing and storing their pain, hiding their guilt, concealing their insecurities, and live a life of unresolved inner turmoil. These unresolved memories, emotions and negative life events can lead to depression, anxiety, anger and a host of emotionally destructive behaviors.
Eventually the pain men carry becomes too much to handle and many men self-medicate turning to alcohol, drugs, pills or whatever other substance placates their hurt.
Joshua House helps men put back the broken pieces of their lives. We help with them process their difficult emotions and overcome their addictions.
The students in our program receive a host of classes that help them overcome their addictions, but also to equip them for life after they graduate. With our re-entry phase which occurs in the last two months prior to graduation the prospective graduates are taught how to create a resume, and upload it into one of the online databases, i.e. Monster, Indeed.
We help students get their GED, recover their drivers license, apply for jobs, apply for college, enlist in the military, we help them in whatever way we can to reengage life with a new perspective and a new vision for their future.
Joshua House is a second chance men’s recovery ministry that helps broken and addicted men overcome their addictions, and emotional pain, and get back on their feet.
We do this in part by giving the students responsibility. We are a working program and we send students out each day on work crews supervised by one of our staff members.
The crews can be labor, clean-up, yard work, construction, fencing, roofing, flooring, janitorial or any other host of jobs, and or projects. We also have daily classes that teach the men biblical principles by which they can incorporate in their lives. Principles that teach them to being better husbands, fathers, sons, and contributors to society.
We are a non-profit organization whose mainstream revenue source comes from the jobs that we acquire. Have a job that you need done? Honey do list that your honey hasn’t the time to get to? Here is a partial list of projects we can help with. Click the Hire Us button below and get started today!
Visit Joshua House Men’s Center website for more information.


A ministry of Crossroads Community Church, the “Rich Reading Library” opens 30 min before each Sunday morning church service. Anyone that is here can apply for a library card to check materials out free of charge: CDs, DVDs, books, videos and other materials. Applications for a library card are available in the Library.

Clothes Closet

One of our most successful Care Ministries to our community is our Clothes Closet. This ministry is totally dependent on the donations received and the volunteers who run it. This ministry offers free clothes to anyone and everyone who need them. This past year our Clothes Closet gave away clothing to over 40,000 families. The Clothes Closet is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.