Saturday, September 4, 2010

Getting Back into Blogging

As you may notice there has been some recent activity on this blog. We would like to keep our friends and supporters updated on a weekly basis as to our activities and progress. Blogging seems like a great way to do it.

The past few weeks have seemed overwhelming at times because of the huge needs of our people. Tuesday night there were five guys at our house who would all like to go back to school. Dorcas tested them on Thursday night and we are going to be checking into what possibilities there are for them. Getting an education is foundational for giving any kind of hope to our teens.

What kind of Christian would you be if. . .your parents were homeless, you dropped out of High School in 9th grade, you have no permanent home yourself, you have no income (besides $200 of food stamps each month), no transportation and no one to give you a job reference? These are the questions we are faced with regularly.

Currently we have ten young people - over the age of 18 - who faithfully attend at least two services a week at our church but have dropped out of High School. In talking to any of these youth, you will find a deep desire to finish High School but they just do not think they can make it on their own. They need help.

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