Biography: New Image Ministries purpose is to declare the works of Jesus Christ so the next generation will know Him. Accordingly, this ministry, founded in May 2000 by James and Jann, seeks to identify with the under privileged, fatherless and troubled adolescents in an effort to train them in Biblical ethics and the love of God. Their ministry slogan is, "Helping young people experience the love of God and develop a new image of who they are through mentoring, new friendships and activities." This guiding directive is exactly what propels and shapes the monthly outdoor activities they plan which include hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and marksmanship exercises in God's outdoor stage. In this safe and non-threatening setting, issues are faced, challenges discussed and skills are learned.
New Image Ministries has a goal to offer community services to the city of Hays, in which they live. In reaching this dream, they have started by sponsoring neighborhood block parties for the past four years. They have organized and prepared food for over ninety people and also celebrated families in the community with Christmas Food Baskets for singles moms and unwed moms in the local maternity home. New Image Ministries also provides financial support and textbooks to teachers and orphanages in Kenya.
Strengths: James and Jann are both gifted in relating to young people and, with their long term experience in teaching and being administrative assistant in the local high school, they offer these same gifts to the work of the ministry.