News & Views

June 29, 2015

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A case worker was smiling ear to ear today when he picked up a blender for his client. He said it seems like a little thing, but for this person it will change his life. He had to have all of his teeth pulled and because of deterioration of his bone, dentures don't fit correctly.  Implants are not covered by insurance.  Now he'll be able to blend his food, get more nutrition from fruits and vegetables and eat more balanced meals.

One of our other guests has started attending Celebrate Recovery and has accepted Christ in her life!  She told us that He was working on her heart and now things are making more sense.  The Lord will help her heal from her past wounds and with the support of R&R friends, get back on her feet.  We are thrilled for her new hope and new life with Christ!

Another person we've helped in the past called in a panic for baby items as she recently found out her young daughter is pregnant. This is a stress on any parents but a much larger one when trying to make it day to day and search for work.

A recent follow up was a praise report- a newly single mom landed a great full time job with benefits.  This is a huge answer to prayer for her to move on from an abusive situation.

Every day at Reach & Restore we hear life stories.  We are able to intersect these stories with your help.  Thank you for participating and please keep this ministry in your prayers.


May 10, 2015

As we reflect on mothers today, please don't forget to pray for the single moms who struggle to make it day to day and the mothers with grown children who are isolated and alone. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to listen, encourage and pray with mothers in many situations.

Tomorrow a group of 13 from a treatment center will be coming to look for clothing.  It is always amazing to see how God uses this time to bring joy, hope and love to people. We love to witness the lifting of the burdens but our deepest desire is to plant heart change.

We are grateful for the supporters of Reach & Restore who have allowed mothers and others to see God provide for them in their time of need.


February 24, 2015

"Have a heart."  We hear this saying and it really means something at Reach & Restore.

Caring about people in simple, practical and meaningful ways shows "heart".  It's not always easy and it takes practice but the best way to learn, is thinking about putting yourself in another person's shoes.

There are a few of our "swimmers" (clients) who will be getting keys to their apartments this week. They are excited to be moving out of shelters but will need help with making their own space their home.

One has left her abuser and is seeking a different life. We are encouraging and loving her without expecting anything back...a first in her life she says.

Another woman is getting out of the hospital in a few weeks.  She is in rehab learning how to walk again and will need a bed when she is released.  Reach & Restore will ease those worries with your help.  Thank you for having a heart for others!

John 13:34

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December 31, 2014

Wrapping up a very full year at Reach & Restore!  We are very thankful for our supporters who have uplifted us with prayer and provided material blessings in 2014!

As a gentleman left his clothing appointment yesterday he said to his case worker, "That was so cool."

When we hear comments like that they tell us that someone was treated with dignity, respect and love.

Someone noticed that Reach & Restore is a different place- where Christ is at the center of what we do.

This year we've given away over 31,000 items at clothing appointments!  Dozens of people are sleeping off the floor, under blankets, and eating at tables with dishes and silverware. Each person was given hope and unconditional love that Christ offers everyone.

Thank you for participating to make these differences in our community.  We are excited to serve in 2015!  Happy New Year!


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