The Genesis of Restoration225

During a season of prayer the Lord revealed to Jennifer and Jerry Hall that they were intended to focus on helping vulnerable children whose families were in crisis. Joel 2:25 was stamped on their hearts. With more time and prayer they found further direction in March of 2019 while attending a concert of Christian musician Chris Tomlin. During a break in an amazing night of worship Chris shared how he had became aware of a national crisis “in our own back yard”… here in the United States: Establishing sufficient Foster Care Homes to respond to a seemingly ever growing need. While today the crisis continues to grow, it could clearly be solved through a coordinated effort of Christian Churches across the country.  

Christian churches are biblically called to respond to this specific need. Safe and loving homes would be available to all Foster Care Children and bridges would be built to Forever Families. Chris and his wife, through their nonprofit Angel Armies, took up the mission to spread the word and assist by vetting and supporting select organizations already engaged to be a part of the solution. In 2020 the Halls became a foster family for a young sibling set, an 18-month old girl and her 4-month old baby brother. During their placement the Halls learned first hand of the challenges of balancing the added needs that come with a placement in the foster care system… particularly during a pandemic. They were blessed with a wonderful FFA, Angels Foster Family Network, and an amazing Care Community through their local church.

Restoration225 seeks to extend the Promise 686 model by bringing awareness of this national crisis to “our own backyard” and to engage our community’s churches to bring vital support to the local families that are raising vulnerable children through foster care, kinship care, etc. We hope that God will speak to you on this urgent need as well. All is possible through Him… please contact us and join our mission!
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How It All Started

year 2019
March: Halls attend Chris Tomlin concert and learn of plight of children in Foster Care.

May: Launch Restoration225 as a 501c3; Lisa Christy hired as ED.

July: First Board Meeting.

August: First Care Community launched with Maranatha Chapel.

October: First Advocate Clinic launching 4 Church Partners.
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year 2020
January: Hire Lani Barnes, Employee #2, Outreach Director.

February: Partner with the YMCA to serve Kinship families.

May: Hired Pastor Logan Mabe, Director of Church and Volunteer Engagement.

June: Launch Temporary Care Community Model, increasing number of families served through the local church

September: Hire Emily Tupta, Church Engagement Coordinator and Alex Gonzales, Social Media Coordinator.

October: First Annual Fall Fellowship attended by 50+ partners throughout San Diego County.

December: Close out the year having served 122 families through 32 local churches representing 305 children’s lives impacted.
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year 2021
March: Became formal partner with Hope for San Diego.

April: Staff of 5 now in place as we grow beyond the 40 churches partnering with us.
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