“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
Isn’t this a great promise from God? With graduations going on everywhere, it is a good time to encourage our young people with this hope-filled message from God! Our graduation/recognition ceremony last week was a blessing as we had 3 young ladies receive their high school diplomas, and another one graduate from 8th grade!
This is no small accomplishment for our Agape Angels, as they have much more to accomplish during their time at Agape House than simply a high school diploma. And this is where the ‘hope and a future’ looks dramatically different because most of our girls would not have completed high school if they hadn’t come to Agape House, seeking to overcome the affects of trauma in their life, in one form or another.
Ultimately, the goal is that they come to know who they are in Christ so that they can walk out their days after leaving this program continuing to grow and change as God shapes and molds each one of them.
Blessings . . .
Prayers and Praises:
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
~ All of our graduates across the nation who are moving on to the next season in their lives, pray that they know who God is and that they are seeking to know God’s plans for them!
~ The girls as they have longer weekends with their families/respite care for the next few weeks, that they will recognize what they have accomplished in the past year, and see God working in their lives..
~ The plans God has for this ministry as we continue to follow the path He leads us on!
PRAISE GOD FOR:
~ Recognition given at our graduation last week for goals reached by our Agape Angels, and what they realized has been important to them at Agape House this past year. We give God praise for all of you who have been a part of making a difference in their lives, and hope you enjoy these thoughts:
Agape made a difference in my life by:
Loving me more than anyone ever has.
Helping my family grow closer with God and blessing us.
Showing me how valued I am and how worth it I am.
I made a lot of friends
I got a lot of help on my schoolwork and I learned about God’s love.
I learned there are seasons for everything and you will get through them.
I have gotten so much help and support and feel loved and cared about.
I have learned to be patient, to forgive and to love.
Set goals and accomplished them. I learned how awesome life can be.
I am learning to be a more godly woman.
I learned to have patience.
I am learning so much about myself
I am learning to trust God.
I no longer:
Down talk myself
I’d just like to say:
Thank you for blessing my family and me with your kindness and support.
You have helped me walk close with God and have brought my family together.
~ Volunteers from Brooklife Church who donated their time this past weekend to participate in a ‘Work Day’ at Agape House! The tasks they completed were many, and their service is greatly appreciated.
~ Hope and a future . . . such reassuring promises!
“For with God nothing will be impossible.”
~ Luke 1:37
Have you checked out the newest shop in Williams Bay yet? Lakeshore Estate Resale is a local charity that has been created to support local causes. They will accept “gently used” donations for resale, and all net proceeds from the sale of items you donate will be sent to the charity of your choice. Simply designate Agape House and your donation will benefit this ministry. Be sure to do some shopping for yourself!