In January 1999, Richland Bible Church handed out single bills of various denominations in unmarked envelopes to those in the congregation. The charge was to invest for ministry based on the parable of the talents from Matthew 25.
Peg Throop found $10 in her envelope. She made caramel corn, drizzled it with chocolate and sold it to friends. In November 1999, Peg was pleased to return $800.00 back to the church. After much prayer, Taste of Heaven was started.
Taste of Heaven became fully owned by Youth for Christ in October of 2005. All profits from Taste of Heaven go directly to fund the ministry of YFC in Kalamazoo and around the world.
Taste of Heaven provides financial support for the ministry of Youth for Christ but also has impacted the lives of many in our community.
Ministry happens directly through Taste of Heaven by the production of our products. Many area youth and volunteers work to produce and sell our gourmet gifts and treats. Our volunteer staff is made up of area youth, community service workers, students, senior citizens and church groups. We partner with local youth organizations by welcoming a variety of volunteers. From local schools to the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Justice System, we provide a place where young people learn job readiness skills. Our mission is to help young people gain job training skills and find encouragement through the Word of God!
About Youth for Christ
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.