Family Promise NEWS
June 2014 Host week
I am sorry to be so late in submitting this to the Chimes. We hosted our first Family Promise week of the year the week of June 1 thru 7.
This was a bit of a new experience because Bill and Lois, who have basically run this program themselves for many years, were working to turn it over to a group of new coordinators. I'm glad to report that we all survived.
We were very fortunate this time to have all two parent families who were all very nice, very appreciative and very willing to do the work that they are required to do each night. I think this was the youngest group that we have had but they all seemed to get along very well and the children played well together.
We also had some new people volunteer to help this week and some seasoned volunteers were willing to help in new ways.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this hosting week a great success. I think that the work that is done by this ministry is summed up in a beautiful e-mail received from one of the Dad's on their final night with us.
" To all the volunteers,
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who have passionately cooked, provided, supported, slept here with us. Indeed we have felt welcome and treasured.....
Every evening we would look forward to great smiles, people and food..... You have truly reflected a true picture of Christ. Thank you so much for your relevance to the community and most of all to us!!!!
You are such a strong pillar supporting us to a better family life!!!!
It's our prayer that God will reward you by granting you all the desires of your hearts!!!!!
Thanks again and God bless you!!!!
In Christ's Love,
Yusuf, Jane and Joviah"
Please remember that we will be hosting again the week of August 24. As we all know this is a time that church attendance is very low. Please mark this week on your calendar and consider helping in any way you can. It is a very rewarding thing to do.