College student finds mission setting at LifePath’s Cornerstone Ice Cream shop

College student finds mission setting at LifePath’s Cornerstone Ice Cream shop

Elizabeth Katz, a Biblical Studies major at Lancaster Bible College, says working at Cornerstone is a “big blessing.”

Elizabeth Katz has been on mission trips in traditionally warm places such as the Dominican Republic and New Mexico.

This summer, her ministry is taking her where the temperature dips to freezing: at Cornerstone Ice Cream, right in her hometown of York.

The ice cream shop, which is operated by LifePath Christian Ministries at 101 N. Newberry St., is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Landing a job at the shop last summer put Elizabeth, a Biblical Studies major at Lancaster Bible College, in a mission setting without leaving home.

“Ministry is very important to me. It was a big blessing,” she says of working at Cornerstone. Continue reading »

Love of Christian Ministries summer camp led to young man’s life work

Love of Christian Ministries summer camp led to young man’s life work

After graduating from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2016, LaQuinn Thompson became youth service director for The Lighthouse, a York youth program.

Summer camp is something ingrained in the memories of many people. For LaQuinn Thompson, it became part of his life.

The 24-year-old York native, like several family members before him, attended LifePath Christian Ministries summer camp, starting when he was in first grade.

“I loved it from the first day,” LaQuinn says. “The counselors were very inspirational, very encouraging. They allowed me to be who I wanted to be, to be myself. And they were very welcoming to everybody.” Continue reading »

Office volunteer finds her own way to contribute to LifePath’s mission

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Mary Ann Bull says her time spent at LifePath Christian Ministries is a rewarding experience.

Mary Ann Bull says she’s been blessed with a good life.

It’s partly why she’s been a volunteer at LifePath Christian Ministries for the past six years. She sees it as a way for her to give back.

“I get joy out of it,” she says, “knowing that I’m doing something to benefit people who really need help.” Continue reading »

Giving back to York shelter brings life full circle for donor

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For Curtis Rook, donating to LifePath means bringing hope to those in need.

A few years ago, Curtis Rook was invited to a breakfast and tour at LifePath Christian Ministries Men’s Shelter. When the tour reached the room where the men slept, he stopped short.

“It was a ‘Wow, oh my gosh’ moment,” Curtis says.

He’d been where these men were. This room looked like a room he had stayed in 13 years earlier.

He knew he needed to help. Continue reading »

Former LifePath resident wants to help others find God

Former LifePath resident wants to help others find God
Becky Rupp remembers the day she rang the doorbell at LifePath Christian Ministries Women and Children’s Shelter.

She’d just gotten out of rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.

It was the second time Becky had turned to LifePath for help, and the woman who opened the door, Pam Billet, recognized her.

“I’m so happy to see you!” Pam said.

Becky broke down, tears streaming down her face.

They went back to Pam’s office. For the better part of an hour, Becky cried. Together, they prayed for Becky and her two-year-old daughter.
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