Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is an update from one of our housemoms. She says that this is an example of the reason she works at Lois' Lodge. Names are changed to protect confidentiality.
Joanne called yesterday. She had concerns about the salvation of a family member. She felt that this family member got baptized without knowing fully what it meant. In the course of the conversation Joanne stated her fears regarding the same issue. When she came out of jail she was encouraged to get baptized without a full understanding of it and without a change. Joanne started having concerns after going through Discipleship classes during her stay at Lois' Lodge. She said she realized that her salvation may not be secure. She has decided to give her life to Jesus. She will be baptized this Saturday. Please be in prayer during that time for Joanne's mom who will be bringing her to the church. Pray that she will be impacted by this. Pray for her salvation.
There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.
Monday, January 26, 2009
2009 is off to a busy start. We currently have 5 women in our Maternity Home program, the oldest of which is 19. We also have many women who are being served through our Mom Shoppe program. Please be in prayer for our clients. These gals are so young and their lives have changed forever because of an unplanned pregnancy. We are so grateful to be able to provide these hurting women with not only shelter and support services, but also the opportunity to experience the love of Christ. Current volunteer needs: Male volunteers to provide leadership for classes for Fathers. This includes couples mentoring, marriage & fatherhood classes, job skills classes and more. Early Childhood Parenting Instructor & Lamaze Instructor needed. Bible Study leader for Mom Shoppe. Ministry Needs: Crib (good condition with all parts and hardware), Preemie baby clothing (new or like new), Pastel colored copy paper, regular copy paper, stamps. And of course prayer. Contact Dawn at 704-376-8550 if you are able to help us to address these needs.