News & Views

March 13, 2013

It's been a full few months of praying, searching, waiting and trusting at Reach & Restore.  What an encouragement to hear that we are covered in prayers by both supporters and clients during our search for a different location.  Thank you.

We are also very grateful for all of the help offered along the way!

God has protected us by closing some doors and has opened one-  only one -  in Hopkins just a few blocks from where we are now!  This is the clarity we prayed for.

This week we're working on the details of our lease.  Please continue to pray.  We know God cares about every detail and will provide financially so we can continue His work around us.

Our moving schedule will be based on when the lease is completed.  Our last clothing appointments at our current location will happen this week and then our focus will be on our transition.

Please call if you have questions.





December 19, 2012

Dear R&R Family,

We have a family emergency.  I was informed early this week that our lease will not be renewed. A new tenant will move into our space April 1, 2013.  According to the notice, we were good tennants, so we know this is not the reason for the change. Therefore, we are asking our praying supporters to pray for another miracle!  A search for a different building is underway. Our desire is to stay in Hopkins where there is bus access. 

My first reaction to the news was saddness. All of the work put into our space, items donated and hours dedicated are noticed every day by all who enter.

It will be difficult to leave this behind. God has been SO amazing!  Please come and visit if you have not during the past 3 years to brag on God's provisions before we move.  All we can do is anticipate what God has in store for us.  The phone keeps ringing and there are blessings left and right!

Please visit this site for updates and call with questions.   The timeline will be posted here and there will be opportunities to pitch in along the way.

Praise God with me as we press on and trust that He is in control!   His timing is perfect. Reach & Restore is HIS ministry and I look forward to moving forward with His plan.

Ronda Oliver,  Founder



December 9, 2012

What a glorious day.  The snow reminds me of Christ's forgiveness for anyone who asks for it. The snow is abundant today! (Isaiah 1:18)

The greatest and only lasting gift we can give is Christ. A special THANK YOU to Lifeway Bookstore in Edina for making R&R the recipient of new Bibles donated at the checkout Nov./Dec.!  What a privilage to be able to give these gifts away!

Our current needs list:

Girls Clothing 3T- Teen,  Boys Clothing 4T-12

Socks and Underwear for All

Mens Jeans, Dress Shirts, Warm Shirts, Boots, Heavy Coats, Gloves and XXL Items

Womens Boots, Heavy Coats, Hats, Gloves and XXL Items, Purses

Dishes, Pots, and Pans, Towels, Twin and Queen Sheet Sets, Blankets, Beds


November 25, 2012


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of reflection. Thank you for your giving to Reach & Restore.

We hope you received our newsletter and if not, let us know so we can send you one. It contained just a few glimpses of how your support touches lives in transition. There are so many more stories to tell of how God uses us to deliver His message of love.

Last week, a church dropped off their excess Thanksgiving food donations to us. What a surprise and blessing to 10 of our contacts! None of them were expecting the help. We thanked God for this opportunity to give directly to people who didn't have Thanksgiving food for their families.

As we were trying to reach some families for the food deliveries, we had to leave messages. One woman called back in tears. It had been a while since we had talked but she was really hurting today.

"I'm not doing so well. The doctors figured out what is wrong with me but said there is nothing they can do for me. Thank you for thinking of me but I know there is a family who could really use the food. It would make me feel better if you would give it to a family. I won't see my family. Just my nurse tomorrow. My family doesn't visit me."

As the conversation ended another call came in. A woman at a shelter on a phone that cuts off after 5 minutes. We got cut off... my heart sank.

This happened within 10 minutes, right before leaving R&R for Thanksgiving Break. WOW Lord.

I am thankful for our donors ... AND our recipients who give me perspective.


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