News & Views

February 12, 2014

Today, two of our clients expressed their feelings of depression and weariness.  By the time they left Reach & Restore there were smiles and deep appreciation after spending time listening and praying for them.

Love is the word of the week as Valentines Day approaches.

God IS Love.

Please take time to love by sacrificing your time for the sake of another.

 

 

   

January 15, 2014

It was a fun weekend to celebrate with St. David's Church this week as they had a baby shower for Reach & Restore. Thank you to those who contributed to the future children and parents who will be needing the gifts this year!  We will be able to make the new arrivals much easier for many families who are needing support.

Another fun way you can support Reach & Restore is by saving your cans for recycling and putting them into our collection trailer located at 4420 Ridgewood Road in Minnetonka.  This is a great group activity or service project any time of year!

We are in need of adult winter boots, adult gloves, boy and mens clothing, plus sized clothing and walking shoes.  There has also been a request for a refrigerator and a washing machine. Please call us if you know of one that is available.

Today, another gentleman is sleeping off the floor in a bed tonight, because of your support of the ministry. THANK YOU!

 

   

October 30, 2013

It is clear that winter is near as the phone rings for clothing appointments!  Winter coats, boots and gloves are going out the door.  Keeping sizes available for all on hand is important. If you have a warm coat you no longer need that has a working zipper, we can pass it along to someone who needs it.

This week at least three infants will have beds, formally homeless adults will have furniture to make their empty apartments comfortable and families have cookware to heat their food.  Many have taken devotionals home with them. We are so thankful God has given us the opportunity to share with others in desperate times. For many, these moments are testimonies of how God has provided when their hope was gone.

There are many gracious volunteers who contribute their time to get ready for our next referral.  Whether it is sorting, hanging or steaming clothing, packing up household items, delivering, or answering the phone,  each task is an act of giving. If you know a volunteer, please tell them " thank you ".

 

   

September 27, 2013

We are very thankful to the many volunteers who are dedicating time to Reach & Restore!  It is a gift to be around people who want to make a difference.

The single parenting class is a blessing. Please continue to pray for the ladies and helpers. If you know someone who might be wanting to join this fall session, have them give us a call for more information.

A huge thank you to the God Squad (children's program at Ridgewood Church) who gathered many useful items that were needed at Reach & Restore! Teaching children while they are young to give and care about others as Christ asks is very important!

This week we had a call from a woman who had surgery yesterday. She asked for a bed frame so she'd be able to get out of her bed with less pain while healing.  Praise God we had one come in the day before she called.  We don't believe in coincidences.  God orchestrates these moments!  Thankfully, today her mattress is off the floor and we'll be praying for her recovery.

Our biggest need is financial at this time.  Trusting in God's faithfulness is humbling and awesome!

   

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