Through The Roof Ministries

Rating: 4.77 stars   26 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Religion

Location: 135 Fir Hill PO Box 3333 Akron OH 44304 USA

Mission: To share the Gospel and assist those affected by disabilities to integrate into the church and community.
Results: We collect mobility equipment and have a loaner program in the US and a mission in Honduras and Haiti. We have a speaking ministry and are available for churches and groups for encouragement, to begin disability ministries, lead support groups and community events for people affected by disabilities.
Target demographics: Our focus is sharing the Gospel, ministering to the underprivileged and those affected by disability in Ohio, Central America and Haiti.
Programs: Encouraging Connections Local Outreach Strength of Heart Speaking Ministry Reach Out International
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

When I first heard about this organization I wondered why are they called Through the Roof Ministries? I learned it is from The Bible story of four men in Mark 2 who took a disabled man to Jesus. They couldn't get in the church because of the crowd, so they lowered him though the roof. Now this group is not lowering people through a roof. They are a caring group of people seeking to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people with disabilities. They do this in many ways including giving equipment, leading support groups, having dinners. Simply said, they care about the whole person and do not focus on the disability.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

"'You have done well, good and trustworthy servant,' replied his master; 'you have been trustworthy in the management of a little, I will put you in charge of much: share your master's joy.' Mathew 25:21

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have more people get involved in their outreach.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It was such an incredible experience to complete the Heart Force Bible study written by Shanda Gobeli with Through the Roof, Strength of Heart Ministry. This manual has helped me to focus on how God can use my trials with disability to take hope to others. After reading the manual I went and visited people with disabilities in a nursing home and shared with them that God still has a plan for their life. I hope to continue to go and join Through the Roof in their visitation ministry.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping people with disabilities in a nursing home find meaning and purpose.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage them as much as they encourage others.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Heart Force is a discipleship Bible study. The study helps people with disabilities or those who have experienced hardship to use their circumstances to share hope with others. I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to others.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

to use the Heart Force material to provide encouragement to people in nursing homes and with people who have a disability.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make more people aware of this resource for people with disabilities.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I attended a ladies conference and Shanda Gobeli was one of the featured speakers. Shanda is the founder of Strength of Heart speaking ministry an outreach of Through the Roof. She has Cerebral Palsy. Her speech made a big impact in my life, She made me laugh and cry and taught me to find emotional stability through the Word of God.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the positive impact it had in my life through Strength of Heart speaking ministry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

share with others the joy of attending the powerful speaking ministry of Strength of Heart.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I attended a Strength of Heart discipleship workshp called Heart Force. This is a powerful tool to help people with a disability or those who have experienced hardship to use their circumstances to share their faith with others.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being a workshop participant.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get the word out more about the Heart Force discipleship workshop and manual.

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