Many years ago I was a hurting woman. Somehow, I had lost my way. Wingard Home opened their home and heart to me. They gave me an opportunity to heal and they sowed seed into my life that forever changed it. Today, I am successful and impacting others in my community!!! A committed staff and family atmosphere opens the door for change!
When I was released from prison back in 2014 I didnâ€™t have a place to call home until I was introduced to Wingard Ministry. They took me in and gave me a bed, food ,clothes and an opportunity to change and grow in the lordí ˝íąŚ, I lived at my new new home for Two years while growing into the man God created me to be, Iâ€™m married and work full time at another ministry now but without the helping hand of Jesus and the Wingardâ€™s helping hand I wouldnâ€™t be who and. Where I am today.
Tommy and I have been ministering with Roy and Charlotte and their children for about 4 years now. Every other Sunday, I lead worship and Tommy preaches for their Sunday evening Bible study (which participation is required for staying there). Covid put a dent in our attendance but we are looking forward to starting this back again. I love the purpose behind their ministry, to get people back on their feet and not dependent on anyone but themselves and the Lord, hopefully. With structure and guidelines in place, anyone can be successful. Tommy has served as a board member since 2020.
For the last few years we have partnered with The Wingard home leading a Sunday night church service for the residents there. We have seen many come and go, many benefit from the ministry in getting back on their feet, and most importantly many grow in their faith in Christ. Our hearts desire is making disciples and we are thankful that Roy and Charlotte Wingard have allowed us into their home to do just that! The disciplines they provide are just as important as the shelter and food and many have been touched and blessed through this ministry in downtown Jackson.
My life had fallen apart. I had gone to Washington state to meet my soul mate. He ended up crazy. I decided to go back to Dallas. I was crazy and lost and came back to Jackson. I had been calling shelters in Jackson. I found one and called. They had room for me. I got off the Greyhound bus and called the lady. That lady was Charlotte Wingard. This wasnâ€™t a shelter but a ministerâ€™s home. I got a job, a car and I found Jesus Christ. That was 21 years ago and I still go see the Wingards. I love them!
I worked with the Wingards in placing quite a few of their clients with jobs at my restaurant. We also donated food to Wingard House almost daily! They were a pleasure to work with and are a beautiful witness for JESUS Christ !
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I came to Wingard Home broken, scared, and lacking in my faith. After four and a half months of tough love and true spiritual and physical discipline, I rejoined society with a great job, a vehicle, and financial stability. More importantly, I have a joyous and permanent relationship with the Lord. Charlotte and Roy Wingard are truly blessed by God and charged to be an awesome spiritual vessel for delivering God's message of love and forgiveness to all who come to them. Their ministry continues to inspire me, and has motivated me to pay forward all that God has blessed me with through them. I consider the Wingards as family, and I will be forever grateful to them for helping God to change my life.
Great place to help people get on their feet they have spent most of their lives helping others. Not an easy job.
During the worst part of my life, Wingard Home Ministry took me in, gave me a home and hope for the future. I was hopelessly addicted to drugs and had been in and out of jails and prisons for decades. I had lived on the streets for years. There, I found Jesus and learned how to be responsible and accountable. I completed the program, returned to college, got a job and found that there is life after addiction. I stayed on at Wingard Home for several years and I'm so grateful for my time there. For me, it was a life saving, life changing experience. The Wingards are family to me and always will be. I can't say enough good about the work they do there and the life changing opportunity they give to the hopelessly lost. Today, I have been drug free for over 9 years, family relationships have been healed, I'm happily married and I am a responsible, law abiding citizen. Jesus took the mess of my life and turned it into a message and that message began at Wingard Home Ministry!
Wingard Home changed my life. I'll always be grateful that they took me in when no one else would help me. I found out how to live free from a life long addiction. I've been clean since 5/15/11. That's a miracle. God placed me with the Wingard's for a reason. While I was there I learned how to have a relationship with Jesus, how to be responsible and accountable. Today, I'm free from the nightmare of the past and I know that I would not be here to share about God's Amazing Grace had it not been for the Wingard Home.
The Wingard Home is and was a blessing to me and to so many people in the Jackson Ms area. Mrs. Charlotte and Mr. Roy are a true gift to all the needy people in this area. They share the gift of love that Jesus has shared with them.
I can not express the love and sense of home I received from them when I was in need. They allowed and encouraged me to grow in Christ and ministered to me as I was putting all the pieces back together of my own life.
What a true gift they were for me!
Safe, Godly, and Just Wonderful!
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
I met Roy and Charlotte Wingard when I was 17 years old. I came to the ministry with an attitude rebellion and remembered thinking â€śI donâ€™t want to be hereâ€ť. It was while I was there that through their examples I learned what love was supposed to look like. No itâ€™s not perfect but it is worth working for and fighting for. Now, 27 years later, I miss my home and look forward to every chance I get to go hang out just to be close to them and feel the presence of God on that property.
When I was released from prison Wingard made their home my home for almost 2 years while Jesus used those 2 years to train me for the next season of life following him into full time ministry í ˝íąŹí Ľíż»
In 2016 I went to live at The Wingard Home. I was broken. Beyond all hope of ever being normal. The ministry truly saved my life. I learned the value of hard work and commitment. I was given the much needed break I needed while I got myself together.
I got a job. I was taught how to budget the money I made at my job I paid cash for a nice used car with the money I saved while living there. I continued to learn and grow as a person, all the while saving money for my own place. I lived there for. Little over a year. When I felt I had grown all I could grow there, I moved to North Mississippi. I rented a house, and the Wingard ministry helped me furnish it through donations they had received. The morals and values I learned while at the ministry transformed my life. I still call the place home. I have reestablished myself as a mom and a daughter, I have an awesome, God Fearing husband, and an awesome life. Thanks to the Wingard Ministry.
So three and half years ago this family took me and my family in. I was not ready for change at all. I didn't see a problem with my life... With the decisions I was making. I was a burning train wreck... I was broken in every sense of the word. Not only that I was hell bent on destroying very thing in my path... To be honest I if it had not been for their place in the LORD I WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THEIR HOME AND FAMILY TOO. BUT ANY WAY I SAID ALL THAT TO SAY... SOME HOW SOME WAY they welcomed me back with a second chance. I thank GOD AND THEM FOR IT...M
The Wingard home open it doors and hearts to me and my family in march of 2017. The day myself and my four children walked into the Wingard home changed our lives forever. We were met with love and open arms. Step by step has we work to rebuild our lives Mrs. Charlotte has held our hands and our hearts the entire time she has also been willing to give a push in the back to help jump start the motion of moving forward. They have taken my broken and battered heart and placed their Christ guided hand all over it and our my children.. I thank the Lord everyday for their willingness to follow JESUS and love GOD'S children.
Myself, my child & my husband were sleeping in our truck homeless. Charlotte Wingard took us in, showed us love, support, but most of all taught us about the unlimitless things that God can do in your life. We are now in our own home, financially stable, steadfast in the Lord, more successful & happier than we have ever been! This home is a great opportunity and helps in various different ways.
It is run by a wonderful Christian family. They change lives daily and truly care for the city of Jackson and itâ€™s people.
Wingard Home Ministry is an INCREDIBLE nonprofit that has impacted my life greatly. They are so caring and personal, and they are selfless in their work! I am so grateful for this ministry!
The Wingard Home is such an amazing ministry. I know the family who runs this ministry well and they are incredible people with such huge hearts for the community and less fortunate. They have encouraged and helped me in so many ways. I love what they do for families in Jackson. I have personally seen this firsthand. They meet people's tangible needs and also love them like Jesus would.
This ministry has a heart for service. Focused on God. Focused on community. Keep up the good work.
I have worked with this organization for years. Our company helps with the Wingard Homes annual Christmas Festival. They are a blessing to the community.
Wingard Home Ministry provides what so many need, a hand up. I've seen first hand the help this Ministry provides to families and individuals. They provide hope by allowing people to live in their shelter while they get jobs and save money for securing a home and stability for their families. Residents are treated with dignity and are not judged or looked down on for being in a crisis situation. Few people today look into their hearts and ask what they can provide for strangers, but there are large numbers of families and individuals who have seen how positive it can be when Ministries like Wingard Home exist, this world has not tainted their hearts or offers of hope, help and healing.
Hi my name is Mary Taylor I was a client of the Wingard home some years ago And it was the best experience of my life The family took me in with open arms and understanding They open up their home and hearts to me and my kids And for that I am forever grateful If you are in need of some serious help this is the place to go no judgement all love To this day I still hold a great relationship with the Wingard family And I will support them in any way that I can no matter what This is my experience with the Wingard home And to the family I love you all very deeply forever and always
It is a joy to be able to play a tiny part of the Wingard Home knowing they are being the hands and feet of Jesus to the people of our community.
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40
My husband and I are involved in a ministry that helps incarcerated men that have been released to assimilate back into society. The Wingard House is the first place we call if one of the men need a place to stay. They have always been more than helpful!
I came to the wingard home in July of 2011. I was homeless, on medicine for anxiety and scared to death. But by the love of God and his son Jesus working through Roy and Charlotte wingard I found salvation. They truly provide for the lost and hurting, not only through shelter and a second chance at life but provide the most important element to life: a new life in Christ Jesus. This is a God breathed God ordained ministry. And they are his humble and obedient servants.
This ministry has helped so many people. When my son and his family lost everything they had and I was unable to help them the Wingard home took them in helped them get jobs showed them how to budget their money and showed them that God will always be there no matter the situation. They stayed at the Wingard home for awhile until they were able to move out and then the Wingard home assisted them with a descient place to move and helped them furnish it and set them up with groceries. They were so instrumental with saving my sons family it kept them off the street and they never went hungry. Iâ€™m not sure what might have happened if the Wingard home had not been there. I know they have helped so many people through the years itâ€™s just mind boggling all the good that has come from that ministry
I love them. Ever since this I have volunteered with any thing that is needed
When I found Wingard Home Ministry in September 2015, I was lost, broken, homeless & scared. Immediately upon entering, I felt at home. Shortly afterwards, my son Benjamin, then 6 yrs old, was legally taken away from me by his father. Ms. Charlotte helped me to find a wonderful attorney, who took me pro-bono & thankfully, I got my son back in August of 2016. She helped me find a job. She helped me to budget my money & eventually I was able to pay off of my fines & get my Drivers License back. Today, my son & I are doing great. I am finally free of all mind altering substances. I honestly do not know where I would be had God not placed this amazing woman, Charlotte Wingard, & The Wingard Ministry in my path!!
I've worked with Wingard as a volunteer for several years. I still keep up with them and after all these years, they continue to help the homeless and those who are going through rough times in their lives to get on their feet, be self supporting again and get their lives turned around. They have lead many to a saving knowledge in Christ who gives comfort, peace and hope in times of trouble and despair. Roy and Charlotte understand where the recipients of their help come from, so are able to minister to people in ways others don't understand. It angers me to see posts where people don't like the fact that they ask people to do chores, etc. because that is part of life. At their Home Ministry, it takes everyone working together to get things done, because many live there and there is a lot to be done! I want to honor them for the work they do. They are on the job 24/7 and have helped a lot of people get their lives turned around. Many rewards in Heaven are stored up for them!
Royce Caswell Sr. - I learned about the Wingard Home when i got out of jail. After spending 1 month in jail my family went homeless. We were in threat of losing our kids while we slept on a living room floor at a friend's house. Their landlord found out and we had to get out. We called every shelter in the state. They all wanted to split up my family and as adults we would have had only 2 weeks of shelter and then move to another. Well, when i called the Wingard Home i felt like God had delivered us from certain doom. The Wingard Home is the only place that would take in my entire family and not split us up. And we could stay as long as needed. Now, this wasnt just a shelter. This was a home. A home with family and friends. All of whom helped us find gainful employment. Helped my wife better her education. Helped us save money and manage it properly. We learned how God had this plan and we didnt need to worry about worldly needs. God provided all that so we could just learn and advance our selves. After 3 months we were finally above water. We had employment. We had a renewed spiritual understanding. We left the Wingard Home and started our journey in a new life. As far as i am concerned the Wingard Home saved my life and saved family's life as a family unit. We are doing great now and since leaving the Wingard Home we have been able to take in people and even families and help them get back on their feet. And we continue to do so now. We have a family of 4 that is expecting their 3rd child. We helped them find services and he now has a job and in a month will be moving out. We do this because that is what God taught us through the Wingard Home. God bless the Wingard family. God bless their ministry and God bless America!!!
My wife and I were addicts, homeless and had lost all hope. Mrs. Charlotte and Mr. Roy took us in and began restoring hope immediately. They helped us to rebuild our lives in Christ, as well as our physical lives. We both have been completely clean and sober for three years; have good jobs and are active in our church. The Wingard Home changed our lives forever and we are truly grateful.
My name is Lindsey mike I was at the wingers home from prison and had nothing but the outfit I had on they welcomed me with open arms and I stayed for two years got a job a car and married the chef # best thing I ever did we had a baby named Charlotte grace and of course named her after mrs charlotte because she became our family this place asks for not a dime while you are there and loves you and teaches you to save money and to work hard to get on your feet all while preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ I love this ministry still and I owe them everything I would recommend this place to anyone any day what an awesome place to help the community
This ministry helped me when I got out of prison and only had the clothes on my back I got a job met my husband and we had a baby the Wingards are my family now I spent two years there getting my life streight and they were there every step of the way I love them so very much and I couldnâ€™t have gotten this far without them I also learned about Jesus and I follow him to this day Iâ€™m thankful for all God and the wingard family has done for me I would love to tell the whole world about them they take people in no matter race ethnicity or what they look like they are so special and are truley Gods angels
I learned about Wingard Home Ministry several years ago from a local newspaper article. I was most impressed to learn that they live in the same home with the people they are serving. They work hard to provide a family lifestyle, such as outings for the children, & holidays are special for them, as they should be. Unlike many charities, I've never heard anything negative about Wingard. I appreciate that they try to keep families together, encourage adults to learn a trade, & try to help them find employment. Wingard is first on my charity donation list.
The Wingards are the best!They're love for God and hurting people is without measure.I have known them for over twenty-five years and highly recommend them and the ministry they so faithfully Administer.I was blessed by them many times in my youth and am a better man today because they cared. If you are compelled by your heart to Bless this ministry then be assured that any assistance you give will be used faithfully to assist and restore some of our most neglected and deserving people who need a helping hand.
Wingard Home has an evidence- base model of homeless prevention and re-housing. More than a sandwich and a blanket, the desperate and broken need hope and healingâ€”a new way to liveâ€”a changed mind and a changed heart. Wingard Home is anchored in a belief that the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christâ€”is critical to moving peopleÂ from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Without places such as this, many desperate people would be left without hope and a future.
FOR THOSE ADULTS WHO ENTER THIS PROGRAM SEEKING CHANGE - the guidelines set forth at Wingard Home are the â€śhands upâ€ť approach to escaping homelessness that many well-meaning programs are missing. People can be given free housing, free this and free that but they still have to take themselves with them wherever they go and in raising the next generation. If nothing changes, then nothing changes. They must be taught a new way to live.
One of the many things that sets this place apart and makes it so unique is what most of us would consider the end of a long work day, The Wingardâ€™s donâ€™t get in their private cars to go to their private homes and live their private lives. This IS their home, Their room is literally adjacent to the dining room and kitchen where so many have been served. They eat the same food at the same tables under the same roof as the ones who God has called them to serve. Roy and Charlotte have raised their children among some folks that many people would want to keep their children away from. This is a 24/7 front-line assignment for them. There are many wonderful non-profits doing many wonderful things , but youâ€™ll be hard-pressed to find few who have devoted every hour of every day of their entire lives to the cause - this IS their personal life!
This ministry has empowered many families to succeed so they do not experience homelessness ever again. It is a privilege to commend the Wingardâ€™s for their 27 years of selfless service.
Thanks to this ministry I'll never be the same."Changed lives" prove a mission.
I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Wingard Home Ministry through my Sunday School class at Colonial Heights. I enjoyed meeting the people at the home and Charlotte and Roy. I was amazed at how Charlotte kept things going - keeping up with all the schedules of all the different individuals and all. I have some wonderful memories spending some sweet time at Christmas Festivals, delivering Christmas stockings to the Home, visiting with the Wingard family. I love them all and so grateful for the time I got to spend with them before I moved to Starkville. Their heart is filled with God's love for others and their desire is only to build His Kingdom and see lives changed.
I met Charlotte and Roy Wingard at Wingard Home through our Sunday School class about 20 years ago. We volunteered for years to supply the laundry detergent for the home, which I delivered to them monthly (5 five-gallon buckets of powder from Sam's). Over the years, they have been just as steadfast helping those in need as they are today. They house children that have been removed from their home, they house families and single adults who have become homeless for one reason or another - helping find them training, jobs, and helping them get what they need to get back on their feet. They also have a huge Christmas Festival for over 200 needy children (I have helped as a volunteer in the past and it was a life-changing experience) - each child is given Christmas presents from a list of the child's wants, and the family is ministered to in every way from spiritual to physical needs. The hands reaching out from The Wingard Home go far and beyond many I've been in contact with and with far less help than most (they do have many that help, though). Years ago, my Sunday school class would visit and attend chapel service occasionally on the propery and meet their residents. That was always a tremendous blessing. But they have continually shown a stand firm faith and God has honored that by providing over the years in miraculous ways. I deeply hope they are recognized. I live out of town now, but I still keep in touch.
I can honestly without a doubt say that the Wingard Home is the only reason I am alive & drug free today. I was one of those special idiots that not only failed there once but twice. Thing is, when I was finally exhausted, fed up & truly ready to get serious not only with myself but more importantly with my relationship with my Lord & Savior. All the things that I had been taught & told by Mrs C, Mr Roy & Mr James were exactly the things that put my life in a place that I never imagined possible again! Thank you so much to every single Wingard that touched my life! Each of you placed different bread crumbs on my path to lead me to where I am today! I love the Wingard Home & it is one of the few places I have ever been to where you can actually feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as soon as you walk through the gate.
I arrived at Wingard Home during a really difficult time in my life. It was a challenge at first but because I was already in the Kingdom I had an understanding of how to follow the rules of some one else's home. One thing that really helped me was seeing the love that they really had for people. They never stopped showing that love no matter what my actions were....true love. I eventually became part of the staff and that was one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. I was there for about 4 or 5 years and the relationships that were formed while I was there I still cherish to this day. I know they have grown tremendously and I can't wait to go visit and see just how much. If I had to sum it all up in just a few words....these people know love.
I stayed at the winged home for 3 years it's a blessing for people in need of a helping hand up instead of a hand out. The ministry has helped me getting my life straight it's a true blessing for Charlotte and Roy wingard . To help all the people
i was stranded on interstate 20 hitch hikeing from my home state of arizona. i called mrs charolette and asked her for help i explained my sutiation .after a few minutes speaking to her she told me she would be happy to help me.i told her where i was at and mrs charolette wingard sent a man to pick me up .the ministry took me in and helped me with my dehydration . i have been here for a year and a half and i love it here .i had the best christmas here in my intire life and im 46 .this ministrt does more then the goverment has ever done . the golden rule at this ministry is to learn about jesus as i have done and to find work where you keep your money to get on your feet . this ministry does not ask you for a dime . alls they ask is to follow the rules and to work on getting on your feet . i am now the chef here at this ministry .and cook for every one here . it is a wonderful place and mr roy wingard and mrs charolette wingard are true heroes to me in my book . they truly a blessing to those in need.
Even though my time there was shorter then some, I can say that if wasnâ€™t for them I never would have been able to find myself again and the lord and finally become the person and mother I should be. I am forever grateful for everything the did for me
Love, if I could use one adjective describe The Wingard Home, it would be that one word. Itâ€™s what youâ€™re shown when you first arrive, itâ€™s how youâ€™re treated and the type of Love that is respectful, but tough. Youâ€™re met with love, not only from them, but the love of God that shows through them. I couldnâ€™t think of a better place that displays the love of Christ.
Coming to Wingard home what's the best thing to ever happen to me. Pop Mom, treating me just like one of their own. I was a 14 year old kid from Columbus Mississippi. But they didn't see that. They saw a kid who needed to be loved. That is what I got. If I did good I got praised. If I did bad I got punished. They treated all the kids that came from their home the same as their own. I am now 36 years old married with a 5 year old. Pops and Mom adore my family and the love is reciprocated. We as humans, tend not take responsibility for our actions. When someone calls us out we get defensive, but we wanted their help and we don't get the answer we want we get upset. Being in the position that they are they can't be your friend. They have to tell you what's right and you might not like it, but it is what's best for you. They teach the love of Jesus Christ and how he will come and change your life if you just let him in. It is up to you to receive him. I love them with all my. Whenever I can I go back to visit and give it back for what was given to me. I thank the Lord for putting Roy and Charlotte Wingard in my life. It was the best thing to ever happen to me.
Charlotte Wingard picked me up one Saturday night at the Greyhound bus station. I was lost and broken and thought I knew it all. After listening to Roy and Charlotte and Mandy, 3 months later I became a born-again believer in Christ as my Savior and believe He rose from the dead. That was in 1999. I watched their children grow up and become wonderful adults. I love this family and how our Father uses them to help the broken people like I was. In 2017, I still visit and enjoy everyone who lives there. Special people!
I met Charlotte and Roy in Lawrenceville Ga. They became involved with the Homeless Ministry. Learned all they could,until God called them to Mississippi to help people who needed guidance and supervision to get back on their feet.
I am blessed to have met Reverends Roy and Charlotte Wingard in 1992. They have been a shining beacon in a dark city. Thank you for all you have done, all that you continue to do, and all you will do all in the name of Christ Jesus. Thank you for the Godly work you do feeding and housing those without hope and giving them words of hope and instruction. More importantly, thank you for being the Godly example we need to get back on our feet dust ourselves off and continue through life with new hope and perspectives.
Wingards list themselves as a domestic violence shelter, they are a work house. They are unscrupulous and underhanded. A few years ago a domestic violence victim and her son were sent there. Directly from a hospital in Tuple, with recent injuries of a massive beating the demanded she work or get out because they do not like lazy people. They hold on to the ones that can work and will not complain of the ridiculous unchristian like rules...if you are a domestic violence victim or a person that is ill do not go there. You must be a mute work horse to get help from them or they humiliate you.
The Wingard Home in Jackson MS is a great opportunity for the homeless and those who have hit rock bottom. They are loved emotionally and physically feed spiritually and physically and are taken in as family to help with kids clothing needs medical needs and most importantly start over or rebuild. I proudly support the Wingard Home due to the fact they receive no assistance as a ministry from the state or goverment!!! Charolotte and Roy want to make sure that those that are working get what assistance or any they can!!!
I just recently discovered their Facebook page and have communicated with Ms. Wingard about donating some furniture and miscellaneous items they need. Their organization is exactly what Jackson needs-- they serve one of the, if not the, most vulnerable groups-- the homeless. I was so touched by them recently taking in a precious teenage mother who was expecting her second child. They truly seem to invest in "their people" and set them up for future success. We all obviously can't house the homeless but we all can certainly do our part to support ministries like this one that not only share the gospel but also meet people exactly where they are.
I have visited the Wingard Ministry. There have been many success stories people that have come to need the help of the Ministry. The love that is shown to anyone of life, home and God is extraordinary. I have tried to donate when I can but there is always a need for help.
my name is lindsey mike . i came to the wingard home from prison with the clothes on BACK NO SHOES NO MONEY NO NOTHING . I ENDED UP GETTING A JOB WHICH IM STILL AT 3 YEARS LATER , GETTING MARRIED TO LOUIS MIKE HAVING A BABY GETTING MY OWN HOUSE AND I COULD NOT HAVE DONE Any of this without the skills I LEARNED YOU PAY NOTHING TO LIVE THERE YOU EAT SLEEP AND GET CLOTHED FOR FREE ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WORK AND DO A CHOIR NOT HARD THEY ARE THE KINDEST MOST LOVING TWO PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET MRS CHARLOTTE AND MR ROY WINGARD OPEN THERE HOME TO PEOPLE THEY DONT EVEN KNOW AND GIVE THEM AN OPPERTUNITY TO SERVE GOD KNOW GOD AND FEEL MOST OF ALL LIKE FAMILY. I MISS THEM EACH AND EVERDAY I JUST WEANT TO THANK THEM FOR SERVING GOD AND BEING THERE FOR ME AND SO MANY MORE LOVE YOU BOTH
I came to the Wingard Home last January, straight from the hospital. I was welcomed with open arms and provided with everything I needed and then some!! Charlotte Wingard literally changed the way I looked at life, as I knew it. She spent a great deal of time answering questions I had about God and spirituality itself. I know God put me in that HOLY place at the precise time He wanted me there. Little did I know that not only would my relationship with the Lord become stronger than it has ever been, but I was also blessed to meet the man I'm spending the rest of my life with...a Godly man, who's continued to teach me the Bible and to love me unconditionally. Mrs Charlotte Wingard is a special kind of Godly warrior and I'm so grateful and thankful for her and her family. Today, I'm a hard working and proud Christian, productive member of society. Adam and I have been in our own place for over a year now!! All GLORY goes to God first!! However, without the help of the Wingard Home, I'd probably still be homeless and searching for someone to believe in!! God bless this sweet family today and always...Pamela M. Ruffin
I thank God everyday for sending me to the Wingard Home. It was his plan for me to come here and be a part of the ministry. Being here I have learned alot and this is my home and family. They do so much for the people that come in and bless us in many ways. This is Jesus's ministry and He has full control of everyone He brings here and everything that goes on here. I am so blessed, grateful and thankful. The wonderful work and giving that goes on here each day is so amazing. Thank you Wingards and thank you Jesus!
My 5 kids and I moved here to get better opportunities cause we lived in the Delta.I just got my section 8 voucher and found a place to live now I feel even worst cause we have no furniture if anyone you know of trying to get rid of anything please let us know we will gladly appreciate it
I have known Roy and Charlotte Wingard for almost 10 years now. I have watched as they have mentored and loved everyone that has walked through their doors. I have the honor of calling them friends. At different times throughout the years my husband and I have had the opportunity to visit and work side by side with them. (usually for only a couple of weeks) and with each visit we did not want to leave. It is amazing what you will see if you simply sit back and watch. Roy and Charlotte are two of the most steadfast faithful people I have ever met.
January 23, 2014 marked a life changing terrible event. My 23 year old daughter passed away. Charlotte was a haven in the storm for me. Though she was not able to hug me physically, each time we spoke on the phone her words of encouragement and love were like a warm blanket. She will scoff when she reads this, but Charlotte Wingard is one of my hero's of faith. When I talk with her, watch her work with guests at Wingard Home, and hear her pray for the lost, she is a pillar of strength, a true example of what a Christian should be. Thank you Charlotte. You encourage me, challenge me, and without even realizing it demand the best out of me. You are a leader. A woman of integrity, a light in an ever darkening world. I desire to live my life as fully dedicated and Christ-minded as you.
My husband and I are planning our next visit to Wingard home. We cannot wait to wade in hip deep and apply some good old fashioned elbow grease :) We love you Roy and Charlotte. Thank you for all that you do for Jackson's forgotten and down-trodden.
This ministry has been around for a long time in the Jackson area. I donated a couch to them years ago and helped give a baby shower when a woman they were helping was pregnant and had nothing. They believe in a hand up, not a hand out. They believe in hard work, schedules, and being accountable. They take people in when no one else will. They teach people how to save their money when they get a job and how to manage money. They teach and preach love and forgiveness but also they are firm in what a person needs to do to stay there.
I sit on the board of one of the most productive ministries I have ever met. Lives are changing every day and miracles happen all the time at the ministry.
There are not many preachers who are willing to welcome their flock into their home. These two bring families and individuals in to love and care for them while they try to get back on their feet. I am blessed to know Roy and Charlotte Wingard and participate with them.
One of my favorite things about this ministry is that it can be hard to tell who is ministering and who is being ministered to. Many of the people being served become servants themselves. Awesome!
When I needed a place to live, the Wingard family welcomed me into their home. When I needed hope for the future, the Wingard family diligently served God and showed me Christlike kindness. When i needed guidance, the Wingards took guidance from God and helped me to follow Him. This family sharestheir lives with strangers on a daily basis. They serve God with every action. And they love relentlessly.
The Wingard Home has helped my family out with Christmas for my kids. If it wasn't for the kind people there at The home my kids wouldnt have had christmas. They help out anyone that walks through their doors.. They reach out to all around their area and more... God Bless these wonderful God loving People.
I've donated to the "Little Lambs" Christmas Tree program for several years. Everytime I drop-off the children's clothes and toys, I am impressed at the simplicity of the operation, the basic space used for living, learning and worship. This is a grassroots organization that is in touch with the people they serve. The Windard family takes "the Great Commission" to heart and have made it their life's work. If you want your giving to touch the most lives with the least overhead, this organization is for you!
My family and I went to the Wingard home after we had no place else to go. We were grateful that we had a place to go,but after seeing the way things were run and the attitudes that we were presented with, I was very happy to leave. Mr. Roy has a very bad and judgmental attitude and Mrs. Charlotte is no better. We were told to leave on a rainy night,when my father defended us (my brother and I ) to Mr. Roy because he was accusing us of making a mess, that his own children made. The mess was made in the "common room", where my brother and I had not even been except earlier that day. So, we were told to get our stuff and get out, that was a horrible thing for them to do,but I was happy. Also, years later Mr. Roy came into a place my mother was working and as he walked out the door he called a "heathen". That was not very Christian like. The bible says: â€śJudge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; Luke 6:37 So, I have since forgiven you, Mr. Roy, for casting such judgement on her for no reason. I hope and pray for your family and ministry.
I want to say thank you to the ministry known as The Wingard Home. Four weeks ago, my daughter and I came upon a young mother and her two baby girls, who were in a desperate situation. They were homeless, hungry and tired. All they had were the clothes they were wearing and an empty diaper bag. Their needs were met that night and 2 days later my daughter was told about the Wingard Home and took the young family to talk with Mrs. Wingard. Mrs. Wingard immediately accepted the family and gave them a home. I visited the home later that week and saw smiles on the babies faces and hope in Kayla's eyes. What a ministry this family has! God is using them to provide for His children in need. I must also say thank you to the MISS 103 radio listeners who responded in such a heartwarming way. GOD'S HANDS WERE ALL OVER THIS SITUATION. Thank you, Lord, for your blessings on me......."For I was hungry, and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, I was naked and you clothed me........when you've done it to the least of my children, you have done it for Me". Matthew 25:35-40
HELLO EVERYONE MY NAME IS AMY I AM 28 YEARS OLD AND HAVE 3 LITTLE BOYS. ON MAY 4, 2008 I ENDED UP AT UMC IN JACKSON I HAD TRIED TO END MY LIFE. I WAS DEPRESSED AND I FELT I HAD NO OTHER CHOICE MY LIFE WAS A WRECK, MY MARRIAGE WAS A MESS, AND I THOUGHT I WAS RUINING MY BOYS LIVES...THE HOSPITAL DISCHARGED ME THE NEXT DAY BUT BECAUSE I WAS NOT FROM JACKSON AND I HAD NO WHERE TO GO AND NO ONE I COULD DEPEND ON THE HOSPITAL CONTACTED MRS. CHAROLOTTE AT THE WINGARD HOME AND THE HOSPITAL PAID FOR ME A CAB RIDE THERE... I DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN I GOT THERE I WAS SCARED. UPON MY ARRIVAL WE SAT AND TALKED AND MRS. CHAROLOTTE ASKED ME ABOUT MY BOYS I TOLD HER I HAD LEFT THEM WITH MY MOM IN LOUISIANA AND THAT I DIDN'T WANT THEM BECAUSE I WAS A FAILURE...WELL IT TOOK ME ABOUT 5 HOURS TO REALIZE I COULD NOT GO ON WITHOUT MY BOYS WITH ME AND I WENT AND TOLD MRS. CHAROLOTTE I WANTED THEM WITH ME AND WITHOUT HESITATION SHE SAID LETS GO AND WE LEFT AND DROVE THE 2 HOURS TO LOUISIANA IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT...I HAD NO MONEY, NO CAR, NO JOB, I HAD NOTHING BUT SHE DIDN'T CARE SHE TOOK ME ANYWAYS...WHILE I WAS THERE I LEARNED TO TRUST IN GOD AND THINGS FINALLY STARTED GETTING BETTER FOR ME I GOT A JOB WITH THE STATE...AND THE MINISTRY HELPED ME GET A CAR I WAS BACK ENJOYING LIFE PRODUCTIVELY BUT SOMETIMES WHEN WE THINK WE ARE READY ITS NOT OUR TIME I ENDED UP MOVING OUT AND IT TOOK ABOUT 3 MONTHS BEFORE I FELL BACK INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION AND I TRIED TO END MY LIFE AGAIN.. IT WAS NOT PRETTY BUT IT WAS MRS. CHAROLOTTE THAT CAME AND GOT ME AND TOOK ME AND MY BOYS BACK IN TO THEIR MINISTRY AND HELPED ME WITHOUT ANY JUDGEMENT...I AM SITTING HERE ALMOST 3 YEARS LATER IN MY OWN HOME LIVING AND ENJOYING LIFE WITH MY BOYS I KNOW NOW THAT NO MATTER WHAT I AM NOT ALONE AND GOD TOLD ME THROUGH HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE AND HE TOLD ME TO ASK AND I SHALL RECIEVE...I MAY NOT HAVE EVERYTHING I WANT BUT HE SURE PROVIDES EVERYTHING WE NEED...SO IF ANYONE READING THIS HAS ANY DOUBTS ABOUT THIS MINISTRY AND THE EFFECTS IT HAS ON SOMEONES LIFE IT HELPED ME GET MY LIFE BACK AND I WOULD BE SAD TO KNOW THAT ANOTHER SINGLE MOM DIDN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY I HAD IF SHE NEEDED IT. SO MRS. CHAROLOTTE AND EVERYONE ELSE AT THE MINISTRY THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!