Tuesday, July 15, 2008

An Opportunity For You To Bless

I received an email today from my friend Elysa. She and her family have gotten to know the folks at the Wingard House and they have taken some of their church youth and adults to minister there this summer. Wingard House is the only place of its kind in the Jackson area that adults with their CHILDREN can seek refuge...a place where people can live together as a family as they get their lives on the right track.
Elysa received an email from the Wingards this morning telling her of some urgent needs they are facing right now. Please take the time to read this email and see what God would have you to do. This is your chance to make an eternal difference in

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Bless you all in Jesus Name,

I feel as if the summer is flying too quickly and I certainly know that the “school season” is upon us. We have a whole new group of children this year. They must be equipped for the task ahead of them. Since we never know who we will serve from one week to the next, general supplies and gift cards (for clothing and uniforms) are best for us.

This is your “opportunity time” to do something good for someone in need. Take it and run with it!!

There are homeless children here who need to go to school and have supplies just like every other child. They don’t need or want to be or look “different” from the other children. We at Wingard Home depend on God to work through you to help us meet the needs of these children and teens.

After school begins, we will need certain color notebooks and certain this and that —the teachers have their own special requests and there are workbook fees and athletic fees and such. You are in an awesome position to have a positive impact on the future of a child this year.

Our Spring grant from the Morgan Foundation has been a blessing all summer, but is gone now. The summer has been a hard one and the needs of families and battered women have been many times greater. We have seen some miracles out of these times and, I am certain, we will see many more. The good work must continue. If you ever wanted to reach out to someone in dire straits, homeless, battered, abandoned, or threatened, then, this is your time to “show out” for Jesus.

WE MAX OUT AT 42 PEOPLE! TO ADOPT ONE OF THE BILLS LISTED BELOW FOR THE MONTH, YOU WILL BE HELPING US HOUSE ALL THESE FOLKS………WANNA BE A BLESSIN’ ?? NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!

Entergy (due 8-1)……$50.66 & $49.73
Entergy (due 7-21) ……$577.65, $386.70, $1,036.49, & $287.66
City Services (water bills) ……$211.66 *due for cut off on 7-17 & $367.20 (due on 7-18)
Cellular South (due 7-27) ……$507.36
Atmos Gas (due 7-14) ……$189.02, $16.62, $35.75, & $26.51
Sam’s Club (where we get gas for the pick-up truck) $1,604.95 (due on 8-1)
Aregood Technologies (past due) $192.49
Allied Waste (due 7-16) …… $101.16
Bank of America (past due) ……$2,280.69 development of Natchez Trace Children’s Ranch

We present these to you for your prayerful consideration and for your help: a large part or a small part - any help will be a blessing and will, indeed, bless many!……We must move quickly, though, because these must be paid now.

May God bless you and keep you healthy, sober minded, prospering you above all measure physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Wingard Home Ministry
Roy & Charlotte Wingard
1279 N.West St., Jackson, MS, 39202-2059
http://www.wingardhome.org/
wwjdcaw@aol.com
phone: 601-355-9589

2 comments:

Elysa said...

Thanks for posting this, Deidra. I've really grown to love and appreciate what's being done there. And so have my kids...its so cute to watch my little Miss M hop up and down and scream with glee because she's just found out her two year old self will be going there this weekend! :D

~Deidra~ said...

Elysa...you and your family are such an inspiration to me. What is it that you do there?