Solomon's Porch Light
Solomon’s Porch Light (SPL) is a non-profit organization that was established in Humble, Texas in 2017. SPL was created to look for an alternative employment opportunities to assist individuals with disabilities in owning their business.
SPL educates parents on advocating for their loved ones while assisting parents with the overwhelming process of transitioning from childhood/adolescents into adulthood
The name Solomon’s Porch came from an actual story in the bible (Act 3:1-11) that talks about a man with disabilities and the miracle that occurred during King Solomon’s reign. Please read the scripture below:
1 Peter and John were making their way together up into the temple. It was the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 There was a man who was born lame. He was being carried to the gate of the temple —the gate named “Beautiful”. Every day he was laid there so that as people entered into the temple he could beg gifts for his needs.
3 Seeing Peter and John about to go in, he asked them for a gift. 4 Peter took a good look at the man, and John did too. Peter told the man, ‘Look at us. 5 He gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.” (Acts 1:1-5).
6 But Peter said, ‘I don’t have any silver or gold, but I do have something to give you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk! 7 Peter took him by the right hand, and raised him up. Immediately his feet and ankles were given strength. 8 He leaped up, stood, and began to walk. He went with Peter and John into the temple. He was walking, leaping, and praising God.” (Acts 1:6-8).
9 All the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 They recognized him as the man who would sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. They were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. 11 The lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John while all the people came running toward them into Solomon’s porch. How greatly amazed they were.” (Acts 2:9-11).
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Solomon's Porch Light
Is to raise awareness and identify opportunities for individuals with disabilities to become business owners by providing resources, training, and support.
Is to have individuals with disabilities be able to contribute to their communities by achieving business and financial independence while pursuing their talents and abilities to become successful.