Reclaimed Hope: A Shop Supporting VOH

We are excited to announce to you the opening of a brand new, nifty, thrifty shoppe in Brookston, Indiana, called “Reclaimed Hope.”

Here’s the backdrop: Jim and Heather Starkweather had the desire to open this business and began preparing for it to open on August 1st. One of the primary objectives is to offer the sale of some of Vision of Hope’s cool arts and crafts as well as donated items. VOH has over $3,400.00 in inventory right now. Sales will support the ministry and enable us to do God’s work in the hearts of young women.

You can help us by visiting the store location which is open every Wednesday through Saturday (9-5 W-Friday and 9-1 on Saturdays only). Since I’m new to parts of Indiana, I couldn’t tell you how to get there. However, visit the Facebook page, like it, and visit the store at 107 West Third Street, Brookston, IN, this week. That would help us a lot! We need to have lots of shoppers in and out of that store location. The Facebook page is located at and be sure to spread the word so we can continue to spread the Word!

Donations for this shop are accepted at VOH but we only are accepting very small items that would fit on a 4-6 inch shelf. It would help you to know what to donate if you dropped by the store location or viewed the pictures on Facebook.

-Pastor Mark Shaw (praising God for faithful servants like the Starkweather family)

Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw has 22 years of counseling experience working in a variety of settings including faith-based residential programs, dealing with issues surrounding “addictions” of all types, and supervising staff positions. His experience in the biblical counseling field began in 2001. He has written 14 published works including The Heart of Addiction; Relapse: Biblical Prevention Strategies; Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts; Addiction-Proof Parenting; and Hope and Help for Self-Injurers/Cutters. He also co-authored a chapter in Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (2013).