John G. Dawson

History & services of Covenant Stones, Inc. & Christian Compassion Ministries

Celebrating 30 Years of Ministry & Service

John Dawson
September 25, 2017

Since our beginning at Avante Nursing Home of Jacksonville Beach in 1992 this outreach to the elderly and infirm has expanded to several sites comprising of six congregations where we hold regularly scheduled meetings.  We minister throughout the week and are available to help “on call” as requested which has been in the middle of the night at times.

Outside of meetings, we offer personal ministry, visitation in hospitals, hospices, various rehabilitation centers, and in homes. We also provide memorial services, on-site funeral services, musical presentations, referrals to quality professional providers for elder care, and counseling to family members, friends, and caretakers of elderly residents.

Our services are offered free of charge to the elderly with no regular funding except for a few hundred dollars per month from two of the six sites we serve.  We are very grateful to everyone who has taken an interest in this ministry and especially those who have sacrificially prayed for and helped support this outreach to a wonderful older generation! 

As we have never received a Legacy, Bequest or remembered in a Will from an elderly person, we feel that demonstrates that we do not manipulate the elderly for financial gain. We seriously desire to "store our treasures in heaven" and trusting the Lord for our support instead of wasting time and effort in fund raising attempts.

We trust that those who still remember us are storing up for themselves much treasure in Heaven. (Matthew 6:20)   Our ministry presents the full Gospel in a non-denominational perspective and many of the elderly we meet with have said that they never really understood the gospel until attending our services ~ many have accepted Christ over these 30 years!

Christian Compassion Ministries (CCM)

has been serving our senior community in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other elderly care housing for over 30 years. We desire to continue this outreach to our residents and are often asked to serve in additional facilities. We ask for God's perfect will, your prayers and any involvement that the Lord leads you to offer to make this happen! Covid outbreaks have presently closed down our access to all elder care sites so we work with individuals taking them to Dr. appointments or what ever we can do to encourage folks during this difficult time.

Covenant Stones, Inc. 

has provided personal services since 1994. Without overhead costs typically associated with retail stores, we are able to make or procure top quality items available at very competitive prices. As a result, we do not advertise or deal with the general public choosing rather to work exclusively through referrals from clients, families or friends.

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