And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is in the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercessions for the saints according to the will of God, and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:27-28) As I look back over the years at Apostolic Home, I have been thankful to the Lord for all gifts and opportunities given, both in terms of modes of service-as well as for moments of growth and self donation. These have not been isolated occurrences, but encounters inextricably woven into the very fabric of my being and identity, for life. They are who I am. I recall the hundreds of IDT meetings with families and residents beside, Ms. (Name Withheld) saying goodbye to her and promising to take care of her daughter, saying goodbye to many dying residents, arranging memorial services. I think of the Multi-purpose Room getting comfortable equipment for the residents, the pride of forming students on OT and in other areas. There have been tough surveys and the plans of correction, the relationship with other professionals across Illinois, the changes, the closure of facilities. I have, with each year, grown in understanding of families - their joys, their struggles and vulnerabilities. The staff I lead have been a light to me and I truly love them. I wish I could have told them how much they mean to me more often. ~staff
SERVING ACCORDING TO GOD'S PURPOSE
Believing God's promises are true
Directed by Christian values
Believing we are called to serve
Believing all people have dignity and potential
Giving our best to help others achieve their best
Fulfilling Our Mission
CARING BECAUSE GOD CARES
We believe we are called to fulfill our vision by serving with Compassion, acting as Advocates, and by our commitment to Respect, Excellence and Safety.
In 2005, the CARES acronym was developed to assist all staff in better understanding our vision as well as to help acquaint new staff. The effort and thought put forth in the development of CARES has certainly been blessed in many ways. The CARES concept is also utilized in our staff education sessions which are held periodically throughout the year.
Our Staff Meetings in 2009 centered on our mission to fulfill the LifePoints vision of Caring Because God CARES. We began with a study on Character and then sought to better define and live what it means to show compassion, to act as an advocate, to show respect, to work towards excellence while keeping our homes safe for our residents and staff.
The CARES philosophy continues to be an integral part of our culture at Apostolic Christian LifePoints.
At the heart of caring is character
For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart 1 Samuel 16:7
LifePoints Administrative Office
2125 Veterans Rd.
Morton, IL 61550