Stone’s Throw aimed at fighting giant problems

By Beanie Taylor - beanietaylor@elkintribune.com
Mitch Callaway, founder and president of Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries, invites those in need spiritually as well as financially to visit the warehouse where people can find a foundation for their home as well as furniture, housewares and other resources. - Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

Serving God by serving His people, Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries can be found throughout the Yadkin Valley and beyond.

Begun by President Mitch Callaway in 2014, Stone’s Throw has served in 10 counties within North Carolina as well as eight other states and in four different countries.

“We go wherever we are called,” said Callaway of his 501(c)(3) organization that is funded by grants and donations.

Many of the donations come from such companies as BB&T, organizations such as the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club and individuals who are often served while serving.

“This is a mission. The people we have here have a heart for what they are doing,” said Calloway.

What they are doing is helping people create homes.

Stone’s Throw gathers furniture and other household items, redistributing them to those in need as well as assisting with minor house repairs and emergency situations.

When a family is in need after a fire, job loss or other financial trauma, there are other needs that Calloway and his people hope to serve first.

“Above all other things, we are here to serve the Lord and bring His word to people,” said Calloway.

“You know when someone is hurting enough to call on help for furniture or food or whatever they are in need spiritually as well. 1 John 4:11 tells us to love each other because God has loved us. That starts with making sure every person who steps through that door knows the love of Jesus.”

Stone’s Throw does that by reaching out beyond just individuals and connecting with other organizations.

“We don’t have all the resources we need here to store everything, but we work with other groups and organizations to help people connect with what they need,” said Calloway, describing a working relationship with Tri-County Christian Ministries and similar organizations.

Because of this network, Stone’s Throw is often in need of volunteers as well as prayers and donations.

“Every person here has a heart of service,” said Calloway, “and they have a real love for God and His word.”

Although their faith is very important to them so is not turning anyone away.

“We are here to serve everyone, even if they don’t know the Lord yet,” said Calloway.

Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries accepts donations and appointments for service through 336-366-7591 or stones.throw17@gmail.com.

Beanie Taylor can be reached through voice mail at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.

Mitch Callaway, founder and president of Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries, invites those in need spiritually as well as financially to visit the warehouse where people can find a foundation for their home as well as furniture, housewares and other resources.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_StonesThrow.jpgMitch Callaway, founder and president of Stone’s Throw Christian Ministries, invites those in need spiritually as well as financially to visit the warehouse where people can find a foundation for their home as well as furniture, housewares and other resources. Beanie Taylor | The Tribune

By Beanie Taylor

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