Author Archives: David's House Ministries

A Home for Jonathan

by Terry Burlingame My son, Jonathan, is 43 years old, severely impaired with autism and non-verbal. My wife, Barbara, and I wonder what he thinks, how he feels and if he is hurting, happy or sad. Over the years we have learned to discern some of his thoughts and feelings from his expressions, yet sometimes […]

Bowling Day with Rockford Christian School

If you’re friends with someone, go bowling with them! Residents of David’s House were paired with students from Rockford Christian Schools as pen pals in September 2017. On St. Patrick’s Day 2018, the students and residents joined together for an afternoon of bowling at Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming, MI. Friendships were further cultivated as the […]

Celebration of 30 Years

Since June 29, 1987, David’s House has been providing quality, total-person care for individuals with special needs. We formally celebrated our 30th anniversary on Sunday, October 8 with an open house, including a prayer of dedication by Celeste McDonough (Calvary Church Missions & Outreach) for our new administration building and Building for Hope project. Worship through […]

30 Years: An Interview With Jay and Lois

by Drew Penfield David’s House Ministries has been faithfully providing care for adults with developmental disabilities since 1987. In lieu of the ministry’s 30th anniversary and upcoming Celebration of 30 Years, I met with co-founders Jay and Lois DeBoer to hear firsthand about how things began. The history of David’s House is something that’s never been […]

2017 Walk-A-Thon

We held our 31st Annual Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, September 16 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Through the incredible support and commitment of our sponsors, donors and participants, we were able to raise over $85,000 Thank you to all who made this year’s Walk-A-Thon a success. Our residents continue to receive quality, total-person care […]