New Step Outreach

MISSION STATEMENT


"And the King (Jesus) will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.’" Matthew 25:40

New Step Outreach is operated by Josh and Mary Cross and is a local community outreach of the City of Deridder, Louisiana, which is the home of Beauregard Worship Center.  The goal at New Step Outreach is to bring HOPE to the community in whatever way we can or as opportunity arises. We believe every community benefits from random acts of kindness such as: meeting the specific needs of senior citizens, single mothers, struggling families, or partnering with local organizations to spread hope and love throughout. Community growth is made when its members come together to lift each other up and help each other out; our involvement is of utmost importance for those looking for hope.   New Step Outreach is a non-profit organization that operates solely on donations and with the support of our partners and community.

tBACKGROUND INFORMATION

Josh and Mary Cross, as well as many volunteers, have been involved in community outreach since the early 2000’s. What started as a way to uplift inmates in local jails and prisons by writing letters of encouragement grew into mission trips and disaster relief efforts in places like Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. They have felt called to turn their efforts back to Home, in Deridder, LA. Wanting to help the hurting and struggling here on the home-front, they strive to accomplish their goal of bringing HOPE to those who feel hopeless.

"There are some things you just don't feel comfortable about saying in a church setting, you know what I mean. Sometimes, you just gotta get it out however it comes out in order to get past it. We wanted to create a place where ANYONE feels comfortable to volunteer, hangout, or seek mental help no matter their background. We wanted a place where people don't feel judged. We believe we have created that place at New Step outreach." - Mary Cross

To aide them in this task and to gain more knowledge along with compassion, Mary returned to school. She received an Associates of Arts Psychology: Christian Counseling degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA; graduating with top honors. The knowledge she gained from Christian counseling gives her insight into the mental aspect of what stress, emotions, emergency situations, and trauma have on individuals and communities - it's through this, Mary is able to offer individual “biblical lay counseling”.

"We want to help others feel, even if just for a moment, some sense of relief, love, and HOPE! Difficult situations may not go away, but we want to help our community grow in spite of those situations. We want to show genuine care and concern for the people we live and work beside. We look for ways in which we can give back to the community as well as welcome ideas, partnerships and volunteers." - the Cross'.

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SERVICES THEY PROVIDE:

Biblical Lay Counseling

Support Groups

Senior/Veteran/Disabled commodity boxes & weekly hot meal

Disaster Relief Supplies (hurricane, tornado, house fire)

Community Random Acts of Kindness (nursing home gifts, hospital gifts, holiday baskets, BBQ's & community feeding, etc.)

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LATEST NEWS AND PRAYER REQUESTS

For the latest news and latest prayer requests for New Step Outreach, please go to:

Missions/Missions Report/"Find the latest one uploaded"

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New Step Outreach is located at 1014 North Pine Street, Deridder, LA 70634

337-718-7701 - Mary Cross, Director

337-396-4128 - Anne Ripley - Senior Citizen Advisor

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You can find out more information and photos by visiting their Facebook page and Website.


https://www.facebook.com/newstepoutreach.org

https://www.newstepoutreach.org

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