May 2016
Where can a teen boy turn when home is lost and your world crumbles?  One can turn to the Lord through AG COMPACT.  Your prayers and support help make the difference!

When *Decker came to Hillcrest he didn't expect to find help and hope.  He told Regina Way (a Hillcrest houseparent) that he had not been to a place like Hillcrest where "people are so nice."  "*Decker thanked Baron and me being so nice to him.  It melted my heart," noted Regina.

One of the hallmarks of Hillcrest ministry is Christian community.  And each week the community worships God at church.  One day *Decker inquired about giving his heart to the Lord and being baptized.  The Way's explained that baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord after one surrenders in repentance to God.  Immediately, he said, "Well, let's do it."  Baron and *Decker knelt before God and prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ.  *Decker asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior.  A few days later, he was baptized by Pastor John at church. 

When family and home crumbles for children and youth the Assemblies of God has ministry ready to serve.  Thank God for the supporters, friends, and those that are praying who make this ministry happen for kids like *Decker! 

The verses of Jeremiah 29:11-13 (ESV) again ring aloud, "11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."

Please continue to pray for the children, youth, staff, and ministry!  God is redeeming fatherlessness and by one.  Opportunities of hope, healing, forgiveness, and life abound during the summer months of ministry through camps, trips, services, and more. 

Thank you for caring,
Jay Mooney, Executive Director

We highlighted the Ways, *Decker's houseparents, in one of our past newsletters.  They are about to pass the 3 year mark on our COMPACT Team.  You can learn more about their story here.

Repairs have continued on the roof of our Ministry Center.  The top flat roof repair is almost complete and the repair to the outer shingle layer will begin soon.  Repairs had to begin immediately but the support to pay for the project is still desperately needed.  Please consider giving towards this project.  No gift is too small.

A promo video provides great perspective on the high value the Ministry Center brings to our campus.  View the video to learn more about this project. A downloadable version that you can share with others can be found at the website link below.
Video about COMPACT Ministry Center Roof Project


If you are interested in partnering with us for this project, please visit our website for all the information you need to get started. Thank you for your consideration!

For the past few weeks, we have been raising funds to send our entire campus of kids and their direct care staff to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls and we are happy to announce that we accomplished our goal! We have had people from all across the US send funds towards these passes and we are truly grateful.  

special thanks goes to all of the people who were involved by giving, or simply sharing our request so we could get the word out.  These kids will have a fun, adventurous-filled summer.  

Speaking of summer, we are gearing up for a great summer filled with Missions Teams.  Each year Mission Teams from various churches, organizations and districts, partner with this national Assembly of God ministry.  Through their financial support and hands-on project support, they empower our campus to complete some much needed repairs and updates each summer.  This summer and early fall, we have teams coming from the following 10 states:

Mark your calendar now for this years Harvest Festival and Run for the Family 5K. We invite you to join us and bring your family, friends and church groups. More info will be announced soon.
Harvest Festival and Run for the Family 5K
Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Birthday cards are always a treat to our kids on campus.  Please consider taking a few moments and sending a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating next month. 

If you would like a full birthday list as opposed to waiting on this report each month, contact our office and we will get one for you.  Thank you for your continued support in making each of these kids feel special on their birthday.
June 13, Alan* - 17 yrs.
June 20, Savannah - 19 yrs.

July 14, Tricia* - 18 yrs.
July 21, Kadence* - 12 yrs. 

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 is an actual student on our campus. 

Recently a Transitional    Living Center student completed her high school education and we celebrated her accomplishments after graduation. Savannah is a beautiful, cheerful, young lady with a bright future ahead. We are proud of her accomplishments.  We know she will be successful as she moves towards college. 


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

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