November 2017 - Agape House Heals

Hope to see you at our Christmas Open House!

Dear Friends:
“For unto us a child is born . . .”
~ Isaiah 9:6. At Agape House, we are emphasizing to our young ladies that this is the reason for the Christmas season. It’s so easy to become distracted by the ‘Black Friday’ specials, and many other sales presented to us. Or we might get caught up in the decorating, cookie baking, shopping, writing cards, wrapping gifts, etc. What a beautiful teaching opportunity for us, as our precious Agape Angels are learning who they are in Christ, and how much God loves each one of them.

We hope you will join us for our Christmas Open House. Click on the tab at the top for more information.

Please Pray for:
~ Christmas to be different for our Agape Angels this year because it is all about the birth of Jesus.

~ our girls and families to understand who the true enemy is, and that they stop fighting with staff, parents, etc.

~ for God’s healing touch upon the girls, staff, and families – the need for prayers in this area is great!

Praise God for:
~ for the joy of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and understanding why this is so important.

~ for God’s protection around the girls and parents as they all adapt to new truths and ways to process what is going on in their lives as they come to know how much God loves them.

~ God, our great Physician, whom we can turn to for healing of our deepest hurts!

~ For the joy of lunchtime with friends! It’s been very busy around here this week. In addition to preparations taking place for our Open House on Sunday, one day the girls were helping decorate the 9′ Christmas tree in the Sanctuary, and at the same time, we had volunteers working on a roof repair project outside. We love when our volunteers join us for lunch; it’s a small way we can show our appreciation for their service!

Blessings . . .
Jan

Wish List:
Thank you cards
Stamps
Flu and cold medicines like: Dayquil, Nyquil, Robitussin, Sudafed, cough drops, Benadryl, Bite and Itch cream, Neosporin, hydrocortisone cream, extra large band-aides
Kitchen Cabinets for the MPR Kitchen (if you are renovating your kitchen, would you consider donating your old cabinets?)
Computer (up to 2 years old – does not need to be new) for use in the Home
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and drop them in one of the collection jars located at the Home, School, Counseling Center and Transitional Home. Or if you live out of town just save them up for a couple months and mail to the school. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000! That money will be used to pay for art, music, and computers for the school as those items are not in the regular budget. A list of participating products can be found at www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

Breaking Every Chain

Dear Friends:

Break every chain – let us always reach for this goal!

God is so good . . . we had an amazing celebration last Thursday evening at Geneva National as we celebrated all that God has done at Agape House in the past 20 years!!! The beautiful room filled with almost 300 people, the delicious food, the awesome testimonies, and many fabulous items for the silent auction were all memorable. Today we want to give a shout out to all of our friends who donated those items for our silent auction; we hope you all enjoy your gifts!
Agape Girls – Homemade pies
Astaland II, LLC- Colorado Condo for 1 week
Brahm – Starbucks Basket
Brosel – Gromme & Redlin Paintings
Bruno’s Liquors – Rum & Kahlua Kits
Buckau – Mountain Bike
Chuck’s Lakeshore Inn – Gift Certificate
Coffee Mill – Basket of Coffee
Cost Cutters – Supplies & Gift Certificates for Haircuts
DeVries – Photography Sitting
Ebbner – 1950’s Lazy Susan, Teapots and Purses
Egg Harbor Cafe – Gift Certificate
Evergreen Country Club – Comedy Dinner Show Gift Certificate
Excel Chiropractic & Wellness – Health & Wellness Basket
Fontana Jewelry – Silver Necklace
French Country Inn – Gift Certificate
Frese – Prepared Dinners for 4 for 1 week
Friends On The Square – Coffee Mug &Gift Certificate
Gallagher – Jewelry Holder w/Jewelry
Geneva Family Dentistry – Sonicare Toothbrush & Teeth Whitening
Geneva Inn – Gift Certificate
Geneva Lakes YMCA – One-Month Family Membership
Geneva National Golf Club – Golf Package for 4
Gordy’s Boat House – Gift Certificate
Hilbelink – Handmade French Rolling Pins, Wooden Bowl & Pens
Kruizenga – Don Bird Collectibles & Dual Lumbar Support Pads
Lofy – Pure Joy Gift Basket & Custom Signs
Louise – Salon Chair by Baker Furniture
Maclay – Michael Jordan 1982 NCAA Picture
McQueen – Gift Certificate for Therapeutic Get Away
Mueller – Basket of Health & Wellness and 10 Prepared Meals
Nelson – Fire Pit, Candy & Coffee Gift Baskets
Oakfire – Gift Certificate
Patterson – Permatex Products for Auto
Pearce – Massage Therapy Gift Certificate
Pialoo – L’Bri Gift Basket
Rea – Willow Tree Carvings, Hand Woven Rug, Wooden Signs & Baby Frame
Royal Oak Farm Orchard – Gift Certificate for Bushel of Apples
Sammy’s On The Square – Gift Certificate
Stair – Power Washer and Thieves Basket/Gift Certificate
Staller Estate – Private Wine Tasting for 8
Stillwater Coffee Company – Candle, Gift Card & Espresso Beans
Subway – Gift Certificate for 3′ Giant Sub Sandwich
Sweet Aroma Ristorante – Gift Certificate
The Ridge Hotel – Gift Certificate
The Sower’s House – Stain Glass Window
Thelen Bros. – Lawn Maintenance

And another big thank you to the
following Sponsors for this event:

Termax, Baird & Kunes Country Auto Group

Please Pray:
~ for our Agape Angels to resonate with the testimonies they heard last Thursday evening, and be filled with hope for their future!

~ for our new girls at Agape: Farica, Melissa, Grace and Kira, that they are adjusting to their new environment, beginning to trust the staff and volunteers who are here to help them find their way, and seeing God’s love pour forth in the miraculous ways that He always shows up.

~ for all of our staff as we continue to minister to the girls and their families, pray that we are being led by the Spirit for all decisions that we make for/with them.

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