Esther House

Esther House  

“A Place of Hope and Healing” 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13

Women’s Recovery Home 
When we first began praying about opening a drug and alcohol recovery program in Arkansas, we made the initial decision to not open a women’s facility. Yet after much prayer, we decided to open a facility for women.  On October 23, 2006, the Esther House became our first women’s recovery home and was dedicated on October 31, 2006. The Esther House has a live-in house mother, who is a graduate of our program. Because of her previous addiction problems, she understands what the women are facing and is able to help the women residents overcome their battle with drug and alcohol problems. The Esther House is able to house a total of 16 residents and staff.  Each day, the women residents start the day with a life skill class led by greatly appreciated women volunteers from Newport and the surrounding communities.  After the morning life skills classes, the women work on various community projects and other assignments. At 7:00p.m. each night, the women attend an evening life skill class.  Some of the women residents are involved with monthly nursing home ministry, bringing a kind smile and encouraging words to the elderly at local nursing homes. It truly is a blessing to see these women rebuild their family ties with their husbands and children and become all that God has for them to be. The women in the Esther House learn that by dedicating their lives to God, they can be delivered from the destruction that is caused by drug and alcohol addiction. 

The Woman Who Fears the Lord

Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV

10 An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.17 She dresses herself[e] with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.    Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,

    for all her household are clothed in scarlet.[f]
22 She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.


25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,

and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.