Project: R.A.K.E.

Ground Zero Ministries
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Past Project R.A.K.E.'s

One of the rewarding parts of working with Project: R.A.K.E. teens & homeowners is seeing the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" style transformations that occur: both in the homes and in the lives of those involved.  During each work camp event, we see the lives and perspectives of the teenagers transform in a matter of days. We also witness incredible changes in the attitude & countenance of our homeowners.  However, both of these are intangibles which, by their nature, are very difficult to capture & effectively share with others who have not experienced a Project: R.A.K.E. work camp.

We have attempted to do this, in part, by sharing several of the thank you letters we have received from both our homeowners and from the agencies who refer them.  While I fear that these letters fall short of the extent to which we have seen the Lord move, the pictures of the physical transformations which occurred, speak for themselves.

The physical improvements which are made to these homes are not the cause of the radical changes we see in our homeowners and the teens.  The repairs are merely the tools we use to open the door for God to move in the lives of the teens, the adults, & the clients we work with.  I encourage you to take a look at what repairs have been accomplished over the past several years, but do so with the knowledge that the physical changes you can see in these homes pale in comparison to the bigger picture of the emotional & spiritual changes which God has brought forth in the lives of those involved.  Blessings!


Drew Cope
Site Coordinator
Helping teens make a difference in our community... one family at a time. 

Reports from some of our past projects

Feb 2005 Report
July 2004 Report
Aug 2003 Report
May 2003 Report
Nov 2002 Report
Oct 2002 Report