Light on a Hill
"Helping women to become a voice in the marketplace."
Light on a Hill is a Social Enterprise of B.I.R.D Ministries operated by the residents of House of Ruth. Early in 2012 the Lord directed us to start this enterprise here on the property where House of Ruth is located. We know that God planted us here to grow ... a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor Isaiah 61:3. It is by God’s design that this property is strategically located on a hill and is visible to the surrounding areas like a light on a hill . "I have put you on a hilltop on a light stand—shine!" ( Matt. 5:16 The Message) So it should be no surprise this candle making business is known as Light on a Hill.
At Light on a Hill , the women produce, package, market and sell hand poured soy and specialty massage oil candles. Light on a Hill is a creative, profitable and sustainable workplace where our residents can learn job skills in everything from production, inventory control, packaging and shipping, direct and on-line sales and management. It is a powerful opportunity to learn responsibility and cooperation that will help bring about positive personal change in their lives. It also provides a platform for public education and awareness , volunteer recruitment and increased advocacy for residents and graduates. Most importantly through the job skills training and employment the women are given the opportunity to "become a voice in the marketplace."
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Light on a Hill is an opportunity for our women to develop the skills and experience necessary to help them overcome the many obstacles and challenges they face in securing employment . One of their greatest obstacles is to be able to work and earn enough money to fulfill their financial obligations, such as court ordered support and fines and costs. Employment barriers include:
- A criminal record;
- Limited work histories;
- Inadequate workplace skills and limited education and job training;
- Scheduling conflicts with employers due to recovery and healing commitments.
Light on a Hill is also:
- A scalable enterprise operated on the same property as House of Ruth;
- An outreach opportunity - in the form of candle sales - to the broader community about the mission and impact of B.I.R.D. Ministries and House of Ruth;
- Earned income to help support the mission of B.I.R.D. Ministries and House of Ruth
Please consider hosting “ Light on a Hill” at your next women’s event, small group, church retreat or professional meeting . You provide the place ,some light snacks and some friends .We supply the speaker and hands on sampling of our products. The events are meaningful and inspiring for everyone. You will get to meet women from House of Ruth , hear their heartwarming testimonies and learn more about God’s powerful message of love and grace!
Contact us to learn more about how you can help change a life one candle at a time!
Our candles can now be purchased at the following locations:
Love Give Live Gallery & Gifts
Brighton Village Shoppes
1170 Erbs Quarry Road, Lititz, PA 17543
Shoppes On Market
206 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022