In 1996, Jesus the Spiritual Connection Christian Outreach Network (JTSCCON) began its ministry as a forerunner to taking the love of God to the streets. We partnered with an anointed ministry, using their truck that opened into a stage on wheels and had two generators. We partnered with local churches and ministers to put on gospel concerts as well as, brought the word of God into the inner-city communities of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. We cooked food, provided clothing and lots of toys for children and families. In 2001 we were determined a 501(c)3. From the beginning, the ministry acted as a collaborator and liaison to help the Church unite to provide area communities with what was desperately needed in the communities.
In 2002, the ministry received a new vision. We added that vision to our mission. One day the Lord spoke to the Founder and said, "I call you a type of Noah, and I want you to build an Ark." God said, "I will give you the strategic tools and materials to build the Ark. He said, "The Ark is an End Times Ministry that will carry youth safely into the millennium." The Founder immediately began to develop therapeutic youth programs in the communities. She realized that under the leadership of the Holy Spirit she was creating programs that would one day be a part of the End Times Youth Center With the days growing darker and more dysfunctional it made sense to provide youth with a fun place that was designed to hold many young people needing to be equipped to become Brave, Bold and Purposed.
From 2002 - 2010 the Network established many diverse, art centered, therapeutic, character development, youth programs for both the Christian and secular communities. During this time, the Founder along with other parent's worked hard to provide an environment, that included weekly youth group bible studies, and opportunities for our kids to serve the community. Although many efforts were put into protecting the children in our group, it was horrible to watch them be sucked into the growing darkness. Even with the increase of fasting and prayer, it became apparent that the negatives surrounding our positive efforts were overpowering the youth. Our youth needed greater reinforcements. They needed a constant flow of "water to the seeds" we were planting and praying would become good fruit.
In 2010, it appeared as though the vision had come to an end. The Founder's, youngest son Justin L. Davis was murdered.
She fought for years to help her son rise out of depression, but to no avail. She worked so hard and hoped that the vision of the Ark, was given in order to save her own children as well as others but at this point she thought she had missed God.
While suffering through grief, a deep disappointment and lack of understanding of God's decision, she laid the hope for the Ark down. Her heart to reach youth died with Justin that day.
In 2011, one year later, the vision was miraculously restored. God spoke life through the grief. He had called Justin a type of sacrificial lamb, and said that his life would carry more value in his death than it would have ever carried in his life. He said,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.
Justin's seed of depression and addiction fell on the rich soil of God's heart. It was comforting to know that Justin's death did not catch God off guard. God had Justin in mind when He spoke the vision the first time.
God was planning strategically to provide youth ages 12-24 with a safe place that is designed to entertain, train and sustain youth through their journey to adulthood. This place is also designed to rescue youth from the lows of depression and/or addiction. God has a plan and our youth today are at the center of His plan.
In 2011 God spoke again, "Pull out the vision for the Ark, for it is an END TIMES MINISTRY." He said, "The Ark would be a prototype facility to reinforce and influence a stronger God Centered youth culture. Ms. Denise felt led to name the Foundation in honor of her son.
Through her grief season the JTSCCON Network's 501 (c)3 status went into revoke. In 2014 the Foundation was established as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Foundation is a faith-based, solution driven, intervention and prevention ministry.
Today, Jesus the Spiritual Connection Christian Outreach Network continues as the pathway that brings collaborative support to meet the needs of our youth.