One of our volunteer staff, Barbara Beck, is excited to see how God is moving in her life as she will be heading to Wales for 10 days to visit Ffald-y-Brenin, a house of prayer. Barbara plans to return to the Prescott area and fulfill God's plan by starting a house of prayer and blessing. Love how God is working!
At the moment, there are 12 women and two school-age children living under the Mission roof. Our kids started school this week and are already enjoying the school clothes and supplies that some of you provided. Thank you!
- volunteers to cover chapel times
- volunteer to teach basic budgeting class for guests
- baby boy clothes, newborn diapers, wipes, baby hygiene
- paper products i.e. plates, paper towels, kleenex
- women's razors, hair ties
- large print Bibles and recovery Bibles
Thank you Fusion of Movement for the support! A crowd of colorful Zumba-ers (or is it Zumba-ists?) raised $193 for the mission. We appreciate your partnership in helping the women and children of Yavapai County! Dance on!
Yesterday during chapel one of our ladies gave her life to Jesus. IS THAT THE COOLEST, MOST WONDERFUL THING EVER?!?!?! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
Additionally, one of our moms who has been here since February got word today that her application for the apartment was ACCEPTED!!! So many things have come together for this mommy. We are so proud of her and love how God is showering her with HIS blessings. Please continue to pray for both of these wonderful women.
It's already been a busy week and it's only Wednesday. Our two new ladies have settled in and are making progress on their plans. A video camera and it's operator has been buzzing around getting stories and daily views of what goes on at the Mission......so stay tuned for the finished product! Dave and a long time friend have been working in the heat to stabilize the ramp; it's looking wonderful!
Praying for rain as the temperatures go up. This last week we said good-bye to one family here at the Mission and are saying hello to two new ladies today. So thankful we are able to be here for so many.
From Dave Barreras:
I am writing to all the friends and supporters of the Yavapai Territorial Gospel Rescue Mission to ask that you prayerfully consider donating financially to the mission. We are in the midst of a long dry summer and we understand that folks are in the midst of summer vacations and family activities, but we ask that you pray at this time both for our financial situation and your ability to assist us in continuing to serve the women and children of Yavapai county.
As we continue to serve our guests, we are thankful for the support of the churches and individuals who provide us with meals and the daily essentials to get us through the weeks. We are forever grateful for the our partners who serve us as we serve 'The least, the last and lost' of our community, and although we could never hope to continue with out your support, we have the daily expenses of the mission.
The utilities, insurances, repair bills, vehicle upkeep, fuel, etc, all need a different kind of donation. We know that GOD has the financial resources to support the mission and we have faith that GOD will provide for HIS work in Yavapai County, but we also know that GOD works through HIS people and that He has blessed some of HIS people with the ability to give to HIS work through HIS blessing.
We are asking that you would seek GOD's leading and consider becoming a partner with us either through your ongoing monthly support or a one time gift. If you are already partnering with us, we thank you and pray that GOD will continue to bless you so that you can continue to support HIS work.
We would invite those who are not currently giving towards GOD'S work at the mission to prayerfully consider joining in on "the miracle that is the Mission."
We, at Yavapai Territorial Gospel Rescue Mission, do not take lightly asking for your financial support and assistance. We know and understand that money is tight and there are folks who simply can not give at this time. We would ask that you continue pray for the mission and share what GOD has been doing here with all who have a heart to serve GOD so that they may consider join in partnering with us.
As I write to you asking for your help I am reminded by GOD of the Miracle of Peter walking upon the water. Although there were many people in the boat only Peter experience the miracle of walking on the water because he was willing to get out of the safety of the boat and trusted that Jesus would take care of him if he had the faith to step out. The Mission is the Miracle and GOD is asking you to step out in faith and experience the miracle he has prepared for you. Those who step out in faith may get a little wet but in the end they are the ones who get to say they experienced the power of GOD in action.
It's been an incredible week! Check out the progress pictures on the photo page, look at the wonderful work done at the mission putting in a new deck! Thank you to Camp YavaPines for loving on the Mission and giving us a new deck, it is a BIG improvement and much safer for the ladies. Thank you Steve Childers for helping get the ramp completed. Oh, and I don't want to forget all those who pour love on us every day in the way of meals. Behind the scenes, we want to thank Erin....you know who you are....for helping us start getting donations out of the lofts. Glad we were able to help you with your class in the process. Thank you to Prescott Valley Community Church for the tremendous amount of donations you blessed us with. Thank you!! Isn't God Awesome?!?!?!?
Lots of activity and noise going on at the Mission today; saws are humming and hammers banging. They are working at finishing the deck and ....also a separate crew is working to finish the ramp by pouring some cement. Love the way God brings things about.