Offering Hope, Stability &

New Beginnings for Men

Make a Difference in a Life Today

Make a Difference in a Life Today

A Crisis Has Erupted

A crisis has erupted among the young male population of America. A perfect storm of substance abuse, broken family structure and overall cultural decay has plunged millions into a life of aimlessness and misery.

The signs of this crisis are many and growing:

  • 1 in 14 young adults, primarily men, use hallucinogenic drugs;
  • 1 in 17 use cocaine;
  • 1 in 18 misuse opioids.
  • Fentanyl overdose is now the leading cause of death among Americans 18 to 45.
  • An alarming number of prime-age men have dropped out of the workforce in numbers comparable to the 1930s Great Depression.

South Mississippi Is No Exception

There are hundreds of directionless young men in our region, many of whom struggle with addiction and with little to no training in life and career skills.

It’s time for those with compassion for young men trapped in hopelessness to step up and become involved. It is as Jesus said: “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few (Mt. 9:37).”

But how?

The Answer

A practical and loving way to rescue young men trapped in addiction and poverty is now emerging just south of Hattiesburg. The Farm is a planned rehabilitation and job training center located on a 10-acre site a short distance from Purvis, Mississippi.

Sponsored by the Lighthouse Rescue Mission, the concept for The Farm is based on the multi-phase program developed by Ken and Kim Thronson for young women in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. For more than ten years, this program has successfully helped women mired in addiction and abusive relationships break free from a cycle of despair.

What the original Lighthouse program has done for many women, The Farm will do for young men.

Through a one-year in-house program, Lighthouse Rescue Mission and its partners will offer new hope to men based on the love of Jesus Christ.

In practical terms, this means:

  • A faith-based recovery program for substance abuse;
  • Spiritual counseling and training in basic life skills;
  • Training in marketable trade skills involving construction and agriculture;
  • Daily responsibilities to inspire and develop a strong work ethic.

The Vision Now Coming into Focus

Lighthouse leaders have already planned for and developed the specific elements of The Farm’s recovery and training programs now awaiting implementation. And, development of the 10-acre site donated by a partner of the Lighthouse Rescue Mission is well underway.

Construction is slated to begin soon on a number of facilities and buildings:

  • A dormitory-classroom building that can house up to 40 residents at a time;
  • A large workshop for construction job skill and OSHA safety training;
  • A large pasture area and outbuilding for animal husbandry training;
  • A scenic lake and walking trail leading to Black Creek;
  • A chapel, where residents can connect with God and each other.

The Farm is first and foremost a ministry to help men find their ultimate purpose, rooted within a relationship with God. Nestled within the natural piney woods and gentle hills of South Mississippi, The Farm will offer a respite from the destructive life patterns holding many young men hostage to pain and misery.

Harvest is Plentiful…The Workers Few

The work of Lighthouse Rescue Mission can’t be done by only a few. We’re thankful for the assistance of many partners for their spiritual, financial and tangible support.

Make a Difference in a Life Today

Your financial donation today can help a young man or woman free themselves from addiction and find a new life filled with true purpose.

Immediate Needs at Lighthouse

We depend on many partners to supply our daily supplies of paper and cleaning products, food or other miscellaneous needs. Our immediate needs are always changing, and we are always grateful for those through whom the Lord supplies those needs.

Watch Aime & Shannon’s Stories

Aime and Shannon took similar painful paths and found their way out of darkness through the Lighthouse Rescue Mission.

Watch Sherry’s Story

After eight years in an abusive relationship Sherry finally got out but soon found herself pulled into drugs. She spent three years in addiction and ended up in jail. After several months, Sherry was sentenced to drug court and to the Lighthouse.

Watch Jana's Story

Jana had a carefree, in her words, “amazingly wonderful childhood.” Both her parents loved her unconditionally and did nothing to push her toward a wrong path. However, she  took a wrong turn because of an incorrect knowledge about Jesus and His Gospel.