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September 10, 2007

Unfortunately, we had to “let go” two of our R&R swimmers during the past week. Both were told the truth in love and released from our help. Although a very sad thing, we pray that God will use the time we had to show them God’s love will motivate a change to be more responsible in their choices for their futures. Both are very appreciative of R&R and are further along because of the ministry.

The new swimmer with cancer and the new Life Preserver went out together yesterday and had a ball. The Life Preserver said she is so thankful for this opportunity to give to someone else and is really excited to befriend her.

The couple that was living in their car is now in a motel through Friday because of R&R support crew members who have given financially to the ministry. The motel manager gave us a discounted rate too. Praise God. We are searching for an affordable apartment now. They were so thankful to get the news from the motel manager after losing all hope to move forward.  Right now we are gathering household items so they are ready for a move within the next few weeks.

A R&R 3 yr old was given a donated Barbie bike with training wheels yesterday. “Mine?” she said with a smile. She took off the safety pads on the bars and said.”Pretty! Shiny!” She had to expose the glittery parts. She got on the bike (only in her underwear) and took off down the sidewalk happily as can be!  This little blessing may be more work for her mother, but what a joy to see a child’s delight and a positive outlet for an active little girl.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement as we serve. May God be praised for the work He has done.