Open Arms Foster Placement Agency

JJM is thrilled to announce that Open Arms Foster Placement Agency has officially started. Below are the first two foster families that have begun their application steps to bring foster children into their homes.


With thousands and thousands of foster children on a waiting list for a loving and healthy family, it is with great joy and humility that J-Jireh Ministries is now able to begin placing these precious children and teens into well-vetted families.

If you have ever considered becoming a Foster Parent, please don’t hesitate to contact JJM to get all your questions answered up front so that you can make a well-informed decision. You are never alone, we are with you every step of the process and you always remain in control. Feel free to refer others to us that have a heart’s desire to foster children.

To get more information on becoming a Foster Parent, please email

As before, we will be providing Christmas Shoebox Gifts to several hundred foster children. If you would like to participate in our gift program, we’d love to hear from you. Our hope is to gather 4,000 shoebox gifts this year to be given to children in Shelters, Foster and Needy families and Single Mothers and their infants. You can be a part of that and receive the blessings that come from bringing healing and love to “the least of these”.

HOW can YOU Help?

  • Tell others of Open Arms Foster Placement Agency
  • Donate Christmas Shoebox Gifts for children and teens
  • Engage your family, friends, co-workers, and church with our Christmas Shoebox Gift Program
  • Donate today!

So little does SO much. Thank you – May healing, love, and bountiful blessings come upon you and your loved ones as you give cheerfully.

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, you have done it unto Me.” Matthew 25:40


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Wrapping Party @ Linda Rudd's Office.

Meet Kim Ghez a JJM Supporter & Could YOU be a Prayer Partner?

Looking for Prayer Partners – Could that be YOU?

One of the strongest ways to support the work of JJM is through committed prayer. There is so much power in agreement and unity and when coupled with a mustard seed of faith, it can produce much. Prayer is the supernatural backbone and power source of any Christ-centered organization. We are looking for a few good Prayer Partners. Would you consider partnering with us?
A JJM Prayer Partner is on the forefront of our Mission. Prayers go before us, stand with us and they become our rear guards to protect and secure. Our Partners will meet once per month to hear the latest news and updates and pray together. They will be expected to continue in specific prayer throughout the month. If you would like to become a Prayer Warrior for JJM, we’d love to hear from you.

Strength for your own personal life and enrichment will certainly come from being a part of this group. No matter where you are in your personal prayer life, this partnership could take you to greater heights. It doesn’t matter your age, religion or much else. What matters is that you have the love of Christ in your heart and you have a desire to speak to God on behalf of JJM. Thank you for answering the call and taking a step of faith. We open our arms to you…..
Please contact us at to become a Prayer Partner. We thank you and look forward to hearing from you.

“Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me!” Psalm 66:20 (NIV)

Meet Kim Ghez

Kim Ghez of Presidio Title has been a JJM Supporter for a few years.  Kim found JJM through a professional association from work.   When Kim starting helping out with the Christmas Shoebox Challenge she was so excited about the good that could be done and even recruited Don Walker, the owner of Presidio Title.  Together they amassed a staggering amount of Shoebox Christmas Gifts and brought together other fantastic colleagues to help continue in the success of the Christmas Shoebox Challenge.  Last year, Kim even served as one of Christmas Shoebox Challenge Team Leaders and lead her group in their endeavors to help with the collection and distribution of hundreds of Shoebox Christmas Gifts.

Kim is a graduate of Kermit High & is a college graduate from ASU. She has been with Presidio Title since January 2007 and prior to that worked at the San Antonio Business Journal as Senior Account Executive for 17 years.   Her professional memberships are extensive and include the RECSA Board of Directors ,CREW Board of Directors, CCIM Board of Directors & CORENET Board of Directors.

In her community, Kim is a member of Trinity Baptist Church and gives her time to the Family Service Association ,Alpha Home and Co-Founder of the UTSA, CCIM REFD Competition which helps college students transition from academia to real estate careers.  She is also a CREW Network Leadership mentor, and has worked on LLS Man of the Year Campaign.



Kim has a quote that she lives her life by:

“People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” 

We are so grateful for Kim and all she has done to make The Christmas Shoebox Challenge a success and are thrilled to continue to work with her in this year’s challenge.







Stay tuned our kick-off for this year’s Christmas Shoebox Challenge is COMING SOON!!


Lend a Hand to Help Kids Get Ready for Back To School!!


J-Jireh Ministries has one again, teamed up with City of God Worship Center to help needy families and children with backpacks and back to school supplies. With every filled backpack, the family and children get a message of love, encouragement and the gospel of Christ.

Help us collect 250 backpacks this year! Do it Today – August 19th is here!

Share this with your co-workers, neighbors and friends!

Contact JJM at to collect supplies, donations or with any questions.


“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion, how can God’s love be in that person?”

1 John 3:17 (NLT)


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Younger sister offers comfort to her big sister after a fall.

Greg’s Story of Unexpected Change & Blessings

A Choice Encounter

In 2010, Greg Jones had a choice encounter where he was at work at The Phyllis Browning Company, and two walk-in clients came in requesting someone to help them see a few pieces of property for a potential children’s shelter.  Greg spent that afternoon showing those clients, Lili Kristan and Dan Lindblom, different properties, getting to know them and learning more about J-Jireh Ministries.

Greg remarks that that day was a turning point in his life.  Originally, from Kentucky, but moving across the United States and parts of Canada, Greg had spent 30 years working in the retail home center business. He admits that he had become a bit callous especially, in regards to gift giving and the commercialism of the Christmas Season.  However, after learning of the Christmas Shoebox program that J-Jireh Ministries was trying to start at that time his heart became softened.  He learned that ½ million children in South Texas are or are in need of a foster home.  He also learned that Bexar county and the surrounding counties did not have the facilities necessary to adequately help these children.  Greg felt compelled get involved and help J-Jireh Ministries in their efforts to help those children who literally could not help themselves in that year’s Christmas Shoebox Challenge.  That one opportunity to serve changed Greg.  He has now become an integral member of the J-Jireh team.

Working with J-Jireh Ministries

Greg is now a board member for J-Jireh Ministries, as well as a yearly Team Leader for the Christmas Shoebox Challenge.  In the time that Greg has been helping with the Christmas Shoebox Challenge, he has seen the program grow from delivering personalized Christmas gifts to children in 4 shelters in San Antonio to 35 shelters in and around San Antonio!  People close to Greg will tell you that he selflessly devotes most of the month of November and ALL of December to helping collect, wrap, organize and deliver Shoebox Christmas gifts to all the shelters working with J-Jireh Ministries and their Christmas Shoebox Challenge.

Greg has also helped in recruiting other loyal J-Jireh Supporters like Linda Rudd, Jackie Browning, Gary Wolff, The Jones Real Estate Group, Kim Ghez, Don Walker & Presidio Title.  These partners have contributed as team leaders in the Christmas Shoebox Challenge and also donated to open the Open Arm Children’s Shelter.  Greg would love to be able to find more contributing partners who could donate time, talent or treasure to J-Jireh Ministries’ cause.

Lessons Learned

Greg has observed over his years of service to J-Jireh Ministries, that the reason the Christmas Shoebox challenge has been so successful and grown is because it is different than other Christmas donation programs.  J-Jireh Ministries and Lili Kristan, delivers a message about the true meaning of Christmas and they allow families to participate in delivering and passing out the personalized children’s gifts.  When a family participates in this way, children and parents learn to appreciate one another and to be grateful for the many blessings they have in their lives.  Children learn how to give, nurture and encourage each other and have an increased desire to help others.

Greg truly feels like he has been blessed due to his involvement with J-Jireh Ministries. In business-his real estate team has grown, socially-he has connected with wonderful people he would never have met before, and personally, Greg’s heart has been changed!  He is more giving, more charitable, more aware of the angels that protect and guide us and better understands prayer and how to pray.

J-Jireh Ministries is so very indebted to the generosity of Greg Jones. He is a wonderful, good, kind man, whose love for giving back and helping makes him a Christlike example to us all.



J-Jireh Ministries would like to thank all those who helped to make this a project to remember. On Christmas Day Lili Kristan will be delivering over 150 Shoe Box Gifts to children in various shelters around San Antonio. This would not have been possible without the support of those who gave of their time and treasure to help in this worthy cause. We thank all our supporters for their contributions.


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