About Staurolite Foundation

The Staurolite Foundation: The purpose of the foundation is to bring the light of the world to individuals and communities through education, leadership, and recreational activities. We exist to assist individuals and communities through services and funding with their life sustaining and eternal needs

“Sharing the Light of the world and making a difference in the world one at a time”.

What we do, and how we do it.

We are 100% funded by generous donors…

Why Staurolite? Where our name derived from.

Staurolite is a regional metamorphic mineral of intermediate to high grade. It occurs with almandine garnet, micas, kyanite; as well as albite, biotite, and sillimanite in gneiss and schist of regional metamorphic rocks. It is the official state mineral of the U.S. state of Georgia and is also to be found in the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. Staurolite is also found in Fairy Stone State Park in Patrick County, Virginia. The park is named for a local name for staurolite from a legend in the area. Samples are also found in Taos, New Mexico and near Blanchard Dam in Minnesota.

What this means to us?

Upon this rock I will build my church.  (Matthew 16:18)

A Staurolite is a rock that grows in the shape of a cross—well, grows may not be completely accurate.  From a geological sense, these rocks metamorphosed.  The vast majority of staurolites are imperfect, which means the cross is not in the traditional 90 degree cross shape.  Most have metamorphosed into an X shape or are missing parts, and the majority are imperfect.  They all, however, are unique and beautiful.

The name staurolite comes the Greek word stauros, which means cross and lithos for stone.  The stone cross signifies the core mission of the Staurolite Foundation, which is built upon the rock of Jesus Christ and signifies the hope we place in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.

We selected the name because it represents the cross to us—the cross where Jesus the Christ was crucified for the sins of the world so we would not be separated from God the Father throughout eternity.  Every one of us has the opportunity to choose to follow Him during our time here on earth, and the reward is enjoying the full benefit of His great plans for us and eternity with Him in Heaven.

For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. – Philippians 2:13 (NLT)