News & Views

February 10, 2007

This week one of our R&R friends was transported to a few job interviews. They went fabulous and we are praying that one of them comes through this week.  It's hard to move when you are looking for work and don't have a car.  Not sure if it's better to move first or find work first when the temporary housing mate is not good!  Which would you do?

This week we look forward to helping a single mom and preschooler put donated items into their first apartment ever. They had been at a battered women's shelter before this and are starting from scratch.

One of the R&R family members has been asking a lot of spiritual questions as her mom just had a second heart attack this week. Please pray that she will grow closer to God through these tough days and that the R&R crew knows how to respond to the questions in a way that will draw rather than push. God is using us and growing us too!


February 4, 2007

Imagine trying to live off of $60 a month. (Family of three)

Imagine having your electricity turned off a month after having a baby.  

Imagine trying to find employment without transportation or a network of friends-alone and new to the area.

Imagine sleeping on a couch after having gallbladder surgery because you have no bed. 

These are just a few of the situations our R&R families have been dealing with since the last posting.

God is plugging us in where we can provide hope to these families.

Please continue to pray for the ministry, the families and for a storage solution.  THANKS 



January 26, 2007

This month has flown by hasn't it!

This week we saw God working again. A R&R person was taken to an eye doctor and got medical attention for an eye infection.  The eye looked clear and felt tons better within an hour! Also the insurance number which was lost was retrieved which paid for half of the appointment. A beautiful email was sent to R&R from this person who says R&R is restoring faith .

A new R&R family responded "It is such a blessing to have you here helping us" when beds were delivered Wed. evening. "Will you be coming back?"  A seed was planted with this family as they saw God pull resources together for them. They have interest in attending church soon. The woman was hired to work at a resteraunt this past week too! 

Please pray for two women who had medical procedures done this week as they recover. 

Please pray for a storage solution to come about as the need is announced this Sunday during our service.



January 21, 2007

Many items of praise this week.

The most amazing quote:

"You don't know how much you are helping me out. You've been like a...(pause) lifesaver for me. Thank you so much. I haven't felt like this for years."  

Two R&R people asked us to be a reference for employment!

One R&R woman was assisted in opening a checking account. She had been paying the Western Union fees to cash her checks.  

Two R&R people had birthdays and no means to celebrate with so cakes were delivered by crew members.

A new referred family needed a 3x winter coat. We had one in storage! God knew it's destination and all were amazed.

Please pray for housing and the coordination of deliveries this week. Also continue to pray for storage and for us to continue to be used to serve others together as the Body of Christ. 


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