not just a day...it is a period of time, a lifetime if we are
fortunate to see our journey that way.
Just so is the
journey taken by the homeless and working-poor families
participating in the Resurrection House program. It occurs not
in one day but over time. It begins in faith—faith by
participants that with trust, motivation, and hard work they
will gain skills that will help them achieve not only economic
self-sufficiency but also become spiritually and emotionally
whole. There, also, is faith on our part that God will direct
each of us who works with these families to guide, encourage,
and show them how to redirect their lives so they never again
are homeless, poor, and without hope. There, finally, is faith
on your part that we are being good stewards of the support you
give us and that we are helping families achieve worthy goals.
The seasons are
marked with their own, unique colors. When you look at our
participants, you can, almost, see them take on a different
"color," as they leave the dark and bleakness of their former
lives, are resurrected by loving support, are provided a
beautiful place to live, are given counseling and case
management, and are blessed with all of the services to find new
life, and then emerge glowing with the victory of their
accomplishments. This time in our program provides not only op-portunity
to work on tangible goals, but also to reflect on the past, to
set aside old ways of thinking and doing, and to prepare to be
new beings inwardly as well as outwardly. This is sacred time
for all of us. God is working in all of us — in the families, in
the staff, and in you our supporters. All are necessary to make
Resurrection House the success it is as we now move into our
25th year of ministry.
fresh possibilities and new beginnings out of old endings.
Please continue to pray for Resurrection House, for the work
being done to change our community for the better for everyone.
As you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, please consider
"paying it forward" with a financial contribution that, you
know, really will make a difference.
God bless you!
President, Resurrection House
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