News & Views

May 8, 2013

Even though our drywall work continues on the inside of our warehouse, families are being helped outside.

For example...Early this week we arrived at an apartment that was empty except for some framed photos, a borrowed air mattress and clock. An elderly woman had moved in a few days before, leaving a troubled situation in another state behind her and ready to start over.  Some of her family is nearby but struggling to make their own ends meet and is not able to help with furnishing her place.  That night her place began to feel like home as your donations provided her with a place to sit, sleep and eat.  You could see the relief on her face and gratefulness in her voice. She was also encouraged by God's Word with a devotional book and hugs.

Thank you for improving the life of a neighbor!

 

   

April 25, 2013

The past two weeks we've had tremendous progress on our projects at the new address.  Thanks to the generous volunteers who are taking time out of their schedules to lend a hand.  The first week was demo, the next was mostly framing and this week we'll begin the drywall work.  Lunch was even prepared for the workers by a volunteer.  Thank you all and thank God for the provision of help through prayer.

We will post updates and an announcement when we are done with the construction.

Please leave a message if we can't get to the phone. Your call is important to us.  THANKS

 

   

April 17, 2013

After which seemed like a long pause, our work permit was approved last Friday afternoon. We are now able to put some elbow grease into our space. Donations of building materials are needed.

While we are working, we are compiling a list of names for clothing appointments as requests are called in. After we are set up, we'll be swamped with appointments!  There will be sizes that we will be needing and will be posted here.

With your support, people are still being served during our construction.

We were able to help a woman with interview clothing and another woman with work clothes when she started her job a few days ago.

A 4 month old has a bed for the first time and a 9 month old now has a play pen and toys at her crowded caregivers' apartment to keep her occupied and safe.

Thank you for your patience.  Give us a call if you have questions.  952-933-1393

 

   

March 29, 2013

I want to express a huge heartfelt thank you to every person who participated in our packing up and moving out of our "old" Reach & Restore location and into the "new".  The team work was incredible and we finished before the weekend!

Before turning in the keys today, when I took out the last remaining item at the "old" location, the sun popped out.  It was cloudy up until then.

I giggled and had a moment of tears as God closed that door and has opened a new one.  God's timing with the sun reminded me of this as He will "resurrect" Reach & Restore at the "new" address.

May your Easter be filled with reminders of Christ's unconditional love, sacrifice and invitation to join Him at a "new" address some day!

He Is Risen!

Ronda Oliver

Founder, Director

   

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