Greg Jones is passionate about giving back to our community. He is heavily involved with the local charity, J-Jireh Ministries and the Shoebox Christmas Gift program. Greg became associated with the co-founder of J-Jireh Ministries, Lili Kristan, six years ago in 2010.
At the time Greg got involved with J-Jireh Ministries, they were just beginning their Shoebox Christmas Gift program and had 5 shelters and 200 gifts they were delivering that year. In comparison, this year, J-Jireh Ministries will deliver 3500 Shoebox Christmas Gifts to 33 shelters in and around the San Antonio area!
J-Jireh Ministries was founded in 1994. J-Jireh Ministries‘ mission is to love God by serving and empowering others. They also strive to teach the love and principles of Jesus Christ and His plan of Salvation and Discipleship. One of the ways that J-Jireh Ministries does this by establishing new and supporting existing shelters, job and life skills centers, partnering with other like-minded non-profits and by teaching entrepreneurial skills and sustainability.
J-Jireh Ministries has plans of their own to open a new emergency children’s shelter to serve the children and teens of San Antonio, Texas and its surrounding communities. It will be called The Open Arms Shelter. Greg has worked tirelessly to help J-Jireh Ministries find, acquire and soon close on the perfect property for this facility!
Greg was made a board member for J-Jireh Ministries in 2013. Since then he has worked to create a network of supporters for this fantastic organization. These supporters include: Hixon Properties -Ross Pfeifer, Presidio Title – Don Walker & Kim Ghez, Legacy Mutual – Linda Rudd, CBRE – Sherri Fesperman, Alamo Title – Jackie Browning, Capital Title -Rodeana Reynolds, The Jones Real Estate Group – Greg & Ann Jones, Gary Wolff, Julia Arroyo, Micheal Giddens, Brooke Skinner, Puerta de Restauracion – Pastor Rafael Gutierrez, Dr. Ferreyro’s Church– Enrique Jimenez, The Life Chapel – Pastors Willie Galvan, Wire Works – Kelly Curbello, Endura Group, Altogether Lovelee – Maree Crouch, Kingdom Legacy Records – Capone DeLeon, Life in the Dominion Magazine– Jason Smith, Papoulis – Nick Anthony, The Artist’s Touch – Merlin Struble, Bolivia Clinic – Matt Pepe, City of God Worship Center & Champions Media – Jon David DeLeon, Life Ambassadors – Dan Lindblom, Faith Worship Center – Pastor Derrick Thomas, Cornerstone Iglesia – Pastor Ruben Mendez & individual contributors Rebekah Melton, Emma Jordan, David Jordan, Beatrice Jorgenson, Mike Kellogg, Anita Huddleston, Danielle FitzGibbons, Elizabeth Buckley, Maria Freyre, Mike Rodriguez, Nikki Johnson, Priscilla Sanchez, Rebecca Plante and Sandy Ingersoll.
With Christmas quickly approaching there is still need and opportunity to participate in this year’s Shoebox Christmas Challenge! See the flyer below to learn how you can help or simply CLICK on the link below to donate to this wonderful cause!!