Through our three "Community Closets" we have served more than 4,000 people, in 2012, with clothing, diapers, coats, and other essentials items.
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In the midst of a prospering career, the Lord called Jim and Rita Cmolik to bring His Gospel of Love to the people of McCreary County, Kentucky. They abandoned the comfort of their home in the Chicagoland area and moved to the Hills and Hollers, following God's direction to, "Teach the people about My Love, and show them how to take care of each other!"
Who we are...
Hills and Hollers Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry that operates in McCreary County, Kentucky. The Appalachian region, while being extremely beautiful, is very poor. Hills and Hollers Ministries provides "Life Repair."
What is Life Repair?
Life Repair is not a new concept. Its roots are to be found all through the Gospels. It was in fact, Jesus’ modus operandi! Jesus came to restore the relationship between God and God’s children. He didn’t publish papers on the topic, or form a political party, He did this by going out to where the people were. The end game was restoration and repair, by teaching, preaching and living a love story. The end game was a reconnection, not in liturgy, but in life between a loving God and a lost people. The people of the day (and the people today) did not need yet another religious system with its rules and regulations, they needed help and compassion. Compassion covers the shame of separation.
When Jesus encountered a broken Child of God, He thought, first things first, fix the physical brokenness. Some people had physical maladies (blind, lame, dying, bleeding, leprous, dead, etc.). Some had social maladies (prostitutes, tax collectors, Roman soldiers, social outcasts). Some had family issues (multiple spouses, adultery, anger issues with brothers). Jesus addressed these issues first. This is to be an example for all of us.
When Jesus was preaching to the masses, the people were hungry. He fed them. He saw that as vital to His mission. The bottom line is that People’s physical, social and familial needs were significant repair areas for Jesus. He realized spiritual healing cannot occur until these other things were addressed. ...more
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Hills and Hollers Ministries
2281 Lick Creek Road
Whitley City, KY 42653
Hills and Hollers Ministries is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt non-profit 501C (3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.