An End-of-Year Hodge Podge

It’s so quiet around here that when one of our “frequent knockers” came to the door this afternoon, I welcomed the intrusion.  Her first question was, “When is Kari coming back?”  I’m quite sure she knows that Kari has moved away, but perhaps she is holding out hope that it really isn’t so.  When interns…

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Merry Christmas!

“Through the tender mercy of our God… the Dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

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Teen Christmas Party

Chicken petting?  Check.  Horse riding?  Check.     Aim Right’s (2nd Annual) Teen Christmas Party at the Purdue Ranch in Buckeye, Arizona, was a fun-filled day of enjoying country life!  The Purdues were such gracious hosts who radiated Jesus’ love in so many tangible ways.  Although Mrs. Purdue was still suffering from a foot injury,…

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Aim Right North 12.19.14

Aim Right North’s final Community Night of the year was December 19th.     The basketball court and the fire pit were favorite gathering spots as the guests waited for the food to be served.   Aim Right North has an amazing group of Friday volunteers who used to be involved with Prodigal’s Home, the…

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An Inspiring Story

A pastor in New Jersey uses a unique approach to address poverty in his community and help young people.  NBC Nightly News featured this story about the Eagle Flight Squadron in one of their “Making a Difference” segments recently. Eagle Flight reports that 19 graduates have gone on to Air Force academies, 37 are commercial pilots, 190 have attended aviation schools,…

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Give Hope Continues!

Great news!  Check out the latest Progress Report for the Give Hope Campaign:   First of all, THANK YOU for your generous giving that has enabled us to fully meet two goals of the campaign.  The final goal to met–Electronic Gifts–is eligible for a $10,800 matching grant from the Mission Increase Foundation once it is…

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Christmas, Computerized Panels, Cities, and Carson

Kids Club took a field trip this week to attend a Christmas play hosted by a large church in the Valley.  Almost all of our Kids Club “regulars” were able to go.  We took 36 children to the play on Wednesday evening and another 36 on Thursday evening.  Answers to prayer were safety traveling during rush-hour…

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Opportunities

It’s our normal procedure to keep exterior doors locked during the day, even if staff is in the building.  That means you’ll hear “tap-tap-tap” on the door a few to several times a day.  If it’s a child of a more energetic nature, the sound is “whap-whap-whap.”    Just as the airlines have frequent flyers, we have frequent knockers.  That is…

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