Not all is “Happy” as we approach these next few weeks. For most people, the holiday season can offer a variety of hard moments and emotions. The students and families we love here at Agape House are being stretched as their healing begins to take root. At the moment, they are challenged with a new way of learning to live, love and be loved. Though the discomfort is unsettling at times, staying the same is no longer an option.
I imagine many can relate to this.
Eucharisteo: a verb. An action of gratitude. A choice to offer thanks.
Sometimes, choices are hard to make. A choice, at times, could be a sacrifice. To choose to give up our mind, will and emotions for the sake of offering something of greater worth is truly sacrificial. The families of Agape House have made some hard choices in hopes of a stronger, healthier future for their child and their families. With a mindset of gratefulness during this time of separation, they press forward towards God’s plan.
In the midst of hard seasons, surrendering your heart to an attitude of gratitude can be a mighty force to be reckoned with! I pray this season you choose an attitude of genuine gratitude. Not only for your own heart, but for the hearts that you influence along the way.
May we experience a greater appreciation for the blessings in our lives this Thanksgiving as we choose to offer up a sacrifice of praise to our great God!
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Prayers and Praises
Join is in PRAISE for:
*An outing to the for King and Country concert in Madison that ministered to the girls in such a unique way!
*A strong finish of first quarter in school!
*A full house of students at the girl’s home and the opening of our boy’s home!
Join us as we PRAY for:
*A full-time live-in Resident Assistant and a part-time Resident assistant for the girl’s home as well as a part-time Resident Assistant for the boy’s home.
*Financial Provision to meet the needs of the ministry.
*Covering of the students as they embrace their journey of healing and an open heart to know God’s perfect plan over their lives.
Come Celebrate the warmth & wonder of Christmas at our
OPEN HOUSE & CHRISTMAS GIFT BAZAAR
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Come see BOTH our Girl’s and Boy’s Homes decorated for the holidays, cookies, coffee, warm cider to share, carols and lots of gifts available for purchase for all of the special people on your Christmas list.
Santa Cause & Tree Festival
Nov. 29 – Jan. 4
Join us at the “Tree Festival”
Agape House joins other charities to create a themed winter wonderland by first decorating a Christmas tree. Next, they surround their tree with an abundance of marvelous prizes, all based on their selected theme. When visitors attend the “Tree Festival” they can purchase raffle tickets to enter into any of the “Twelve Charities of Christmas” raffle boxes. They have a chance to win the grand prize and/or many other prizes. (Last year’s prizes included a trip to Hawaii, Florida, a moped, large screen TV, and much, much more!)
100% of the “Tree Festival” proceeds go directly to the charities.
As you do your holiday shopping this year, please remember us! While shopping Amazon Smile, choose “Agape House, Inc.” as your charity of choice.Proceeds from your purchases will be donated to us.