March 2020 - Agape House Heals

5K Rescheduled: Details Below

Dear Friends:
I think we need a more realistic name then COVID 19 Pandemic for what we’re experiencing in our lives. I like this better, I saw it on a recent post from a friend: WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOD UP TO? Just spinning the words in such a way takes away the panic, in my mind. And it gives a person a totally different perspective. Most of us have never experienced anything like this. And while we’re being quarantined, we are really all working at it together to adapt to all of the changes that need to be made. I also think we’re finding creative ways to reach out and touch (in spirit) someone else, to let Jesus’ light shine through this journey.
NOTE BELOW: WE’VE SET A NEW DATE FOR THE 5K!
“May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Psalm 4:7
Blessings . . .
Jan
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL
5K RUN WALK STROLL ~
it’s a family event!
We’ve Rescheduled to May 16th
We hope that we will all be released from our ‘stay at home’ status by then, and be ready to get out and enjoy some fresh air and fellowship, while we support the cause of Child Abuse Prevention
We are VOIDING the registration FEE; donations accepted
REGISTRATION WILL STILL BE IMPORTANT to guarantee t-shirts; REGISTER by FRIDAY, MAY 1st
To stay safe and avoid crowding into the MPR,
there will be NO LUNCH
Prizes for 3 Highest Sponsorship Monies Raised:
~ Geneva National Golf for 4 w/cart 18 holes
~ Gia Salon & Spa $71 Gift Certificate
~ First National Bank Gift Basket
Praise God:
~ for positive responses regarding conversations we’re having with the teens about perseverance and overcoming hardship, followed up with watching some videos about a person born without arms and legs, and his perspective on life!
~ for continued support and encouragement the teens are offering to each other, and the incredible progress being made as God softens hearts, preparing for a harvest!
~ for the growth being made by one of our teens in setting personal boundaries, surpassing goals in reading and comprehending, maturity and stronger examples of independence and accountability within interpersonal exchanges!
Please Pray For:
~ the teens to remain steadfast on this roller coaster ride that everyone has found themselves on. It can be overwhelming and chaotic to figure out what the new normal looks like at this time, as the teens are not able to spend time with their families for their normal visits they have at this time of year.
~ healthy habits to be important for everyone, to help build strong minds and bodies, for this battle we are enduring now.
~ healing, faith and hope for those in need: students, staff, volunteers, families adjusting to having children home all day, loss of income temporarily, our medical and emergency support people, our leaders in this country and around the world, that we may look out for each other, pray together, and prepare to rise up at the end of this, filled with excitement about letting go of old habits and making new, better ones. Wouldn’t it be amazing if this ‘rising up’ took place on Easter weekend?
THANK YOU to our sponsors of this event:
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Kunes: EVENT SPONSOR
WW Trucking: CORPORATE SPONSOR
FRIENDS:
Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Worth, SC
Knead2Relax
John’s Disposal Service
PRODUCT/SERVICE:
John Palmer PT
Triple Crown Products
Dean

Adapting . . . Manna . . . Grace . . .

Dear Friends:
We pray that you are all adapting to new boundaries as together we pray our way through the Coronavirus epidemic!
We spent a great deal of time in prayer and conversation as to how to proceed with our program, while still respecting the mandates of our government.  Fortunately, because we are a boarding school, the government regulations don’t affect us in the same way as other public and private schools. Thus, we offered to our parents to choose between leaving their teens in our program OR taking them home, with the duration of the quarantine being the same as the public schools. As a result of that choice, we have 5 girls and 2 boys still in full program. And the girls who are at home are continuing to do their school work online ~ this is truly amazing! We are actively practicing healthy and safe strategies, as we hope everyone is doing.
In the same way that God provided the Israelites with manna, one day at a time, we are trusting God to provide us with the grace we need, each day, as we adapt to find a new normal for the duration of this situation. Wouldn’t it be awesome if our nation does the same thing?
“May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Psalm 4:7
Blessings . . .
Jan
Praise God:
~ for “Love Bombs” (in the form of a poster) being ‘dropped on’ (or hung on windows from outside) for those who are ‘shut-in’ (Inspiration Ministries this week). This is our way of learning how to love others through our limitations.
~ because the girls are doing well with their new online curriculum, achieving success, and helping each other when needed.
~ for seeds that are being cultivated in our Healthy Relationships class. God’s words are coming out with accuracy and application. Thank you ALL who are yielding to the spirit and pouring out God’s love through His word so well. You are all valuable vessels!
Please Pray For:
~ our teens, whether they are at home or here at Agape, that they see God’s unconditional LOVE in the staff who have chosen to continue to come alongside of them, as we emphasize that we are trusting God and not walking in fear.
~ our teens to do well with their biblical counseling and press on to get to the root cause of any dysfunctional issues or relationships.
~ all of our staff, volunteers, supporters and families to be touched by God’s protection, and healing where needed.
Upcoming 5K; Watch for Rescheduled Date to be announced soon

Annual 5K Run Walk Stroll

Dear Friends:
We realized recently that the 5k registration link at our website was not working, and have now corrected the problem.
Don’t delay in registering by the 9th of April. After this date, the price increases from $20 to $30 and we cannot guarantee t-shirts after this date.
Blessings . . .
Jan
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL
5K RUN WALK STROLL ~
it’s a family event!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020
Prizes for 3 Highest Support Monies Raised:
~ Geneva National Golf for 4 w/cart 18 holes
~ Gia Salon & Spa $71 Gift Certificate
~ First National Bank Gift Basket
THANK YOU
to our sponsors of this event:
Kunes: EVENT SPONSOR
WW Trucking: CORPORATE SPONSOR
FRIENDS:
Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Worth, SC
Knead2Relax

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