Bonner County, Idaho

Helping Hands
Healing Hearts

A JOINT MINISTRY OF SANDPOINT AREA CHURCHES

Our Dream…

WE HAVE LAND!

Two acres on Triangle Dr in Ponderay across from school district offices. We have project manager and design. Our next step is to raise $4M to build. 

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Helping Hands Healing Hearts

Second Quarter Newsletter Update

Aug. 5, 2022

Prayer is an important part of this ministry.  We pray with each new client at the end of our interview process, and often pray with returning clients when we hear of their need.   Occasionally, we have had clients come in or call just for prayer.  We always ask clients’ permission to pray.  Even those who aren’t particularly interested in spiritual conversation will tear up during prayer because their hearts were touched by God.  Our favorite prayer story this quarter is about a homeless person with whom we prayed.  Three days later he came back for a signature on a form because he found a place to stay.  He told us our prayer together is what helped.  Answers to prayers so blesses our hearts.

Helping Hands Healing Hearts is moving to a new location, 530 Pine St.  Sandpoint Church of God has been so gracious to allow us to have this ministry in the back of their church rent free for the last five years.  Now they would like to have that area for children and youth ministry.  We were happy for the church and began looking for another place in June.  After checking out 18 places, choices were looking bleak.  On the way home from praying at the beach, God turned Cathy’s head toward a rental sign at 530 Pine St.  It is a bit smaller but very nice, is move in ready and will allow our donation bin. The landlord has been awesome in working with us!  Although we now must pay rent, God blessed us with a wonderful surprise anonymous donation that will cover nine months rent.  How blessed we are!  God so blesses this ministry because he loves and cares about the needy in our community!  We are so thankful for those who hear God’s call to be vessels to aid this ministry.   We will be closed to walk-ins but take phone calls during the month of August.  We hope to fully reopen September 6.  To be cost-effective, building a new Helping Hands Healing Hearts center on The Good Samaritan Inn property, which has always been in the plan, will need to be moved up in priority.  For that we need $245K.  We know God will provide.

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Here’s the numbers from 2021!

Individuals Served

Hungry neighbors fed

Accepted Spiritual Guidance

Volunteer Hours

Jon and Cathy Pomeroy Co-Directors Helping Hands Healing Hearts Community Assistance

Our Story

The former Love INC (In the Name of Christ) officially closed its doors in January of 2017. Having been housed in the back of the Sandpoint Church of God for the prior three years, the remaining assets of the ministry were “bequeathed” to SCOG. Hearing strong expressions from the community for the need of a similar ministry to fill the void, the SCOG Church Council decided to “resurrect” Love INC under a new name and renewed focus. After a “listening tour” of three months with numerous pastors and agency leaders throughout the community, “Helping Hands – Healing Hearts” was chosen as the name that would reflect the purpose and mission of the new ministry. Believing that every need is essentially a heart issue, the primary focus of “QH” would be healing hearts through helping hands. This reflects Jesus’ teaching to “use worldly wealth to make friends for eternity” (paraphrase of Luke 16:9). And so, after several months of reorganizing and preparation – in partnership with many other churches and agencies – “Helping Hands – Healing Hearts” officially opened on May 9, 2017. We celebrate this joint ministry that is helping people in need, and in the process, making friends for eternity! Thank you for joining us in celebrating God’s work through us all together!

Our Mission

Helping Hands Healing Hearts is a Christ-centered joint ministry of Sandpoint area churches and aims to be God’s vessel to lend a helping hand by providing assistance for material needs and in healing hearts by providing spiritual and emotional support to the needy in our community.

Who we are

Our Amazing Dedicated Volunteers

Kathleen Alderman

Kathleen Alderman

Server/Sorter

Noni Ellison

Noni Ellison

Server/Sorter

Kath Howard

Kath Howard

Server/Sorter

Therese Stevens

Therese Stevens

Server/Sorter

Tina Sunquist

Tina Sunquist

Server/Sorter

Carol VanNostrand

Carol VanNostrand

Server/Sorter

Marcia Wanous

Marcia Wanous

Server/Sorter

Freda Wolf

Freda Wolf

Server/Sorter

Sue Hotelling

Sue Hotelling

Data Entry

Janice MIller

Janice MIller

Data Entry

Alma McChesnie

Alma McChesnie

Receptionist

Judy Trenholm

Judy Trenholm

Receptionist

Our Wonderful Board of Directors

Jon and Cathy Pomeroy

Jon and Cathy Pomeroy

Co-Directors

Toby Walrath

Toby Walrath

Chair Person

Kyle Bostock

Kyle Bostock

Vice Chair Person

Sue Byers

Sue Byers

Secretary

Anita Byers

Anita Byers

HHHH Treasurer

Barry Johnson

Barry Johnson

Board Member

Chad Wilks

Chad Wilks

Board Member

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Helping Hands Healing Hearts

Hours of Operation​​
Tuesday: 1:30 – 6:00
Wednesday, Thursday 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Text only: 833-907-2187
Fax: 206-350-2499
Address:
530 Pine St,
Sandpoint, ID 83864