GIVE THEM HOPE 2014!
"Faith is the assurance of the things we HOPE for, being the proof of the thing we do not see, and the conviction of their reality." ~ Hebrew 11:1Dear Friends:
What a blessing it was to see so many of you attend the Christmas Open House, in spite of the cold and snowy weather. Thank you for your ongoing support of this ministry!
I pray that you are enjoying your preparations for this Christmas season, as we remember the reason for this celebration . . . the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May His LIGHT shine through you for all the world to see and desire to know about eternal salvation!
Pray for our Agape Angels to have FAITH to let the LIGHT of God's presence shine on their HOPES and plans.
Our girls have the opportunity to attend a retreat at Green Lake Conference Center during Christmas break. They will be leaving on Friday, the 27th of December for 4 nights, and we have been given a discounted rate of $160 per girl. Would you consider sponsoring a girl who would not be able to afford to go otherwise?
They will be participating in outdoor winter activities, as well as worship and fellowship ~ it should be a refreshing event for the Christmas break! (Simply send a check to Agape House, P O Box 68, Walworth, WI with a note on the memo line: Winter Blast).
FUNDRAISER FOR AGAPE HOUSE - 10% of proceeds go to Agape House"A Child's Nutcracker"
DATE: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Delavan Darien High School150 Cummings Street, Delavan
All tickets are $10.00 each
Tickets will be on sale at Toe To Toe Ballet School
1 E. Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI ~ 262-723-1700
(Open M, T, W, Th 4:30pm - 8pm, Sat 9am - 11am, Sun 1:30pm - 4pm)
Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce * 203 E. Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI * 262-723-5788
~ For the goals the girls have set for this quarter on how they respond to others appropriately; several are exercising self-control – YEAH!!!
~ For the excitement the girls have for the upcoming holiday; please pray for home visits to go well. They have been on their best behavior as they do not want to lose any of their family visit time!
~ For the completion of our Annual Report and the HOPE that it will be a tool to lead others to become faithful supporters of this ministry as we seek to follow God’s plans to continue to meet the needs of people who are hurting and in need of His healing. (If you know someone who might be interested in receiving this report, please contact Pam at 262-275-6466).
~ For the staff, parents and volunteers who faithfully minister to the needs of the girls and their families. Without all of you volunteering, we could not do what we do at Agape! Here are some ways you have been helping (this list is only for the past month):
· Decorating for the Christmas Season
· Assisting with the Christmas Open House
· Preparing Meals and Special Luncheons
· Mentoring to the girls
· Running girls to appointments
· Providing maintenance services for plumbing issues, heating issues, putting plastic over the windows, shoveling, fixing anything and everything that breaks, replacing light bulbs in exit signs and light fixtures, putting new batteries in the smoke detectors, working on computer problems and following up with warranty items on appliances.
· Preparing Christmas gifts to help these girls know how much they are loved.
· Assisting with office needs
· I’m sure I’ve missed something; it’s hard for me to remember everything!
“Give thanks to the God of Heaven. His love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 136:26
Snack Items: small boxes of raisins, granola bars, pretzels, string cheese, yogurt and chips for lunch
Cheese (shredded, string, etc)
Rice (white and boxed)
Dinner sides—pastas, rice, potatoes (scalloped, au gratin, etc)
Macaroni n Cheese
Canned ravioli, spaghetti O’s, etc
Spices (garlic salt/powder, onion salt/powder, cinnamon, oregano, etc)
Fresh fruit other than apples (we have been blessed with many!)
ART SUPPLIES(10) Canvas for painting 11 x 14
(9) Drawing Paper Tablets
(10 – 12) sets of Watercolor Paints
One gallon Elmer’s Glue
Three (3) boxes Sharpie markers – thin line, various colors
12 to 15 Dome-type cup lids (like Burger King has for their shakes)
Table runner rolls of white paper
Origami paper – various colors
8 x 10 or 12 x 12 Mat boards – all colors
Paint brushes – all sizes
Ten (10) crochet hooks
(10) pair knitting needles
MISC.(2) Dressers for TLH
Thank You Cards
Camera for the Home
Shuffles (about $25 each)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT AGAPE HOUSE,please contact Pam at 262-275-6466
or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some areas we need help are:
Chapel Speakers on FridaysLunch Providers/Servers
Event Planner (to come alongside Pam and oversee an event)
Someone to teach viola and flute lessons
Friday Night Activity Leader - once a month
Worship Leader - Thursday night, once a month