Hillcrest Home, located in Harrison, Arkansas, began its operation in 1953 under
the direction of the Mission Interest Committee (M.I.C). M.I.C was established in
the early 1950's, in an effort to create a structured environment in which young
people could serve. This concern arose after several Mennonite young men chose to
participate in alternative fields of service, instead of joining the armed forces
during World War II. This factor inspired M.I.C. To assume the responsibility for
the operation of Hillcrest Home.
Our desire is to advocate a life of service as exemplified by our Lord. Not only
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the residents we care for directly, but because the majority of our staff is comprised
of volunteers, the funds which are generated are used to support M.I.C. missionaries,
in their attempt to spread the gospel to other parts of the world. Since opening
its doors in 1953, over 1300 young people have come to give of their time and energy
in this facility. More than 1300 residents have also passed
through these doors to spend their final days surrounded by caring and compassionate
staff. Our primary goal is to spread the love of Christ to each and every person
with whom we come in contact. The primary goals maintained by Hillcrest are as follows:
To care for those who are no longer able to care for themselves, just as Jesus reached
out to those in need.
To provide a structured environment in which young people can live, work, and enjoy
To facilitate practical application of God's Word through our Christian Growth Program.
To provide exposure to foreign missions, through complementary mission trips for
volunteers who serve for 15 months or more.
To encourage personal growth in young people through the development of interpersonal
skills, leadership skills, and many other character qualities that will accompany
them throughout their lives.
To provide funds and support for foreign missions through M.I.C. Presently, there
are six mission stations in Canada and one in Ireland.