October 2017 - Agape House Heals

A Time to . . .

Dear Friends:

I heard the girls laughing in the classroom yesterday; it was like music to my ears! So I figured a verse about laughter would be appropriate. I searched under ‘laugh’ at biblegateway.com and the first verse that came up was this:

“. . . a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance . . . ”
~ Ecclessiastes 3:4

I’m sure you would all agree with me that this is exactly how we are able to express our lives. It’s a good mixture of emotions, and we hope that the love from our God is all part of the mix.

Please Pray:
~ for those who are weeping and mourning, that they will find time to laugh and dance as well, and see God’s faithfulness.

~ for our 20th Anniversary Celebration next Thursday; the excitement is building as we finalize the details of the event. We know that God is good, and are looking forward to this celebration!

~ for the new girls starting out at Agape; we have had a flood of requests and are filling up quickly. Pray for them to feel safe and comfortable here, to feel God’s love and to be ready to seek His healing.

Praise God:
~ for the joy of seeing prayers answered for Bob Milliman; he is gaining strength daily; please continue to pray for him to be patient with the healing process.

~ for the beautiful colors of Fall we have experienced this past week; what a beautiful season to dance in the leaves!

~ for the joy of the girls supporting and encouraging each other!

 

We are so excited to celebrate all that God has been doing at Agape House for the past 20 years, and looking forward to seeing all of you who will be attending our Information Night on November 2nd. We have a special video to present that “Tells the Story” of Agape House!

We’d also like to thank the following Sponsors for this event –

Termax, Kunes Country Auto Group & Baird

your support is greatly appreciated!

If you want to attend and haven’t registered yet, see the information below – do not delay . . . we’ll accept new reservations until Monday morning!
And don’t forget about our Silent Auction;
see the list below of some of the fabulous items that will be available for Bidding, which will end at 6:30 p.m.

Here’s a ‘Sneak Peak’ at some of the
Silent Auction Items Available to Bid On:

French Rolling Pins & Homemade Pies by Agape Angels
Condo in Steamboat Springs, CO – 1 Week Stay
Certificates for 1 Night Stays at:
– French Country Inn,
– The Ridge &
– Geneva Inn
Comedy Dinner Show at Evergreen Country Club (for 11/18/17)
Designer Upholstered Salon Chair By Baker Furniture
Golf Package for 4 at Geneva National
Young Living Essential Oils Basket
L’Bri Basket
Starbucks Basket
Healthy Self Basket
Gift Certificates for Restaurants & Coffee Shops, i.e.,
– Egg Harbor Cafe,
– Oak Fire Grill,
– Gordy’s,
– Chucks &
– Sweet Aroma
Stained Glass Window
Framed Terry Redlin Photo
Purses from Coach & Vera Wang
Pressure Washer
Mountain Bike
And much more . . .

NOTE: Bidding will end at 6:30 p.m., so come early to fellowship and have some fun!

Blessings . . .

Jan

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT!
Are you thinking about having photos taken for Christmas gifts?
You can support Agape House and get your photos done all at the same time with Cyndie Lee Photography at our Counseling Center in Walworth on November 11th.
Click on this link to see more details: Cyndie Lee Photo Sessions

Created in the Image of God

Dear Friends:

“So God created mankind in His own image,
in the image of God He created them;
male and female He created them.”
~ Genesis 1:27

This is the verse our girls have been learning at school this week; isn’t it wonderful that we can help them to understand the depth of God’s love for them that He would create them in His image!

Please Pray:
~ for our maintenance volunteer, Bob Milliman (Pam’s 75-yo Dad), who has been overseeing our maintenance issues for several years now, and fell off a ladder this week. Pray for his complete healing, and for someone else to volunteer to fill in the gap.

~ for the girls to truly understand the depth of the knowledge that God has created us in His image!

~ for our upcoming 20th Anniversary Celebration and the preparation process. We have been experiencing attack in many ways; however, we will still celebrate and give all the praise and glory to God!

Praise God:
~ for the beauty of being created in His image.

~ for the changes we are seeing in the girls as they learn to communicate more appropriately!

~ for Team Building at OWLS. TEAM: It’s a tough word to embrace. Diverse personalities, morals, belief systems, ages, outlooks, goals, hurts and past realities make unifying any group of individuals a challenge. But a group of teenage girls is altogether another unique experience! Yet, here they are: United. Behind the scenes this picture included laughter, counsel, wisdom, patience, frustration, teamwork, and a common goal. Last week we went to OWLS (Outdoor Wisconsin Leadership School). The girls had the opportunity to be challenged by multiple activities which encouraged problem solving skills as a whole group. They learned about different ways to communicate and the importance of hearing what is not spoken. They learned that their differences not only unified them, but strengthened them. They learned how to be a TEAM! Every day challenges arise. Sharing bathrooms and bedrooms they find is the easy part. Sharing the areas of their hearts they have walled off is the tough stuff. So we work: Together!

~ Praise God for Kunes Country Auto Group and Baird Foundation, Inc., our Signature Sponsors for our upcoming Information Night/20th Anniversary Celebration on November 2nd. We are grateful to Baird Foundation for their support of this event; it is their way of acknowledging and confirming the work God is doing so faithfully in the lives of the girls at Agape House.

Blessings . . .

Jan

It’s not too late to register for our 20th Anniversary Celebration; for details and to register, please click on the “20th Anniversary Celebration” tab at the top of the page.

Santa Cause Comes Again Soon

Embark on a magical Christmas boat cruise to Santa’s North Pole hideaway! Along your lake tour you will be enchanted by lighted displays that unfold the story of your journey to the North Pole. Activities will be offered as well as a cash bar with adult and children’s beverages. Reservations recommended.

Before your journey on board begins, you will walk through the Twelve Charities of Christmas Tree Festival. This winter wonderland includes 12 individually decorated trees, sure to delight all ages!

“Santa Cause” is a super charity, which supports existing charities in Walworth County referred to as: “The Twelve Charities of Christmas” and performs Random Acts of Kindness throughout our community.  100% of the “Tree Festival” proceeds go directly to the charities.

The 2017 Santa Cruises will depart from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve running seven nights per week, except 12/24 and 12/25. Tours will depart from Gage Marina/PIER 290 Restaurant in Williams Bay every evening beginning at 4:30 pm.

For more information, go to: http://www.cruiselakegeneva.com/boat-tours/santa-cruise/

Click on this link to view a 30-second video: Santa Cause 2017

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