July 2014


by Richelle Wingo

On a cold day in February, an idea was planted in the mind of a visiting pastor from Crestview, FL about making a way for the teens of Hillcrest to visit the beach. The idea became a reality this past week and the excitement from the teens is contagious.    

When Pastor Mark English from Lifepoint Church in Crestview, FL traveled to Hot Springs, AR to visit the COMPACT campus, what unfolded was truly an opportunity to bless the students of Hillcrest. After meeting with executive director, Jay Mooney, plans began to take our teens on vacation. A vacation that will be treasured for a long time.

Early in the morning on Saturday, July 12, 24 teens and their houseparents loaded into the vans and started the adventure. One houseparent posted on social media READ MORE


The clock is ticking towards this year's Harvest Festival which will correspond with Hillcrest's 70th anniversary. The day will be full of fun and exciting activities for all ages on Saturday, September 27.  

We launch the day off with a COMPACT Run For The Family 5K at the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens.  Sign up to run/walk and support the ministries of COMPACT at the same time. We have a collective goal to raise $15,000 for our TLC independent living program and we know with your help, we can make it.  The race starts at 7:00am.  What are you waiting for, register now!  Even if you can't attend the race, you can register to be a virtual runner/walker. That means you commit to do the run/walk in your area and still support the cause of COMPACT.


The afternoon will continue with the Hillcrest Harvest Festival on the COMPACT campus. Musical guest, Jimmy Wayne, will be with us.  Jimmy was a foster child growing up and recently did a 1,700 mile walk half way across America to bring awareness to aging out foster youth.  His testimony is incredible.  There will be inflatables, food, activities and fun for everyone.  

Family, Friends, Sponsors, Donors, Churches, Youth Groups


Visit our events page on our website to get the full scope of details on how you can attend and how you can play an important role by becoming an event sponsor.  
Our ministry is in need of essential clothing and supplies for children and youth on our campus going back to school. A way to meet this need is Wal-Mart Gift Cards. Please consider sending us gift cards in any amount to go towards this urgent need for our campus.  
Two ways to give:
  • Visit Walmart's Gift Card page and send the gift card to us at COMPACT Family Services,2325 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 
  • Visit our Give Page to learn about some other ways you can support COMPACT Family Services.
Birthdays are an exciting time for a young child but it can also be difficult when they are away from family and friends.  You can help make a difference by sending them a birthday blessing.  If you would like to send a card or note to them to tell them Happy Birthday, we assure you the cards will go to them. One of the most favorite things from our students is to receive mail.

August Birthdays

5th, Brian - 21

11th, Searci - 19

16th, Hannah - 18

23rd, Jacob - 20

28th, Alexandria - 12


Send cards, letters or gifts to:

COMPACT Family Services
Attn: (insert name)
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901


*In order to protect the identity of our students, the names listed above are the pen names that each of them selected as well as the age they will turn.  Each one listed represents a specific student on our campus. 


Houseparents are the true heart of this ministry.  They provide the day in and day out support that each of our students need.  If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, submit an application today.  We are looking for houseparent couples who desire to see God use them to nurture fragmented and fatherless children. Visit our employment page for more information and feel free to contact us with questions.  Download an application today!

     COMPACT Family Services
     2325 Malvern Avenue
     Hot Springs, AR  71901
     (501) 262-1660

     COMPACT Family Services, DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency 


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