From time to time, we receive comments from one of our partners. We never cease to be amazed by the efforts of our partners as they are the hands and feet in helping those in need; and we are humbled to hear their kind comments about their experiences with Hope4Healing. A recent piece of correspondence that we received stood out, because it was hand written and mailed to us. In our day and age of technology, it is a special treat to receive a hand written note and it speaks to the time and care the writer spent in sending us this note:
My experience with Hope4Healing has been a positive one. I became involved when my church, Ferguson Bible Church, partnered with Hope4Healing and initiated an outreach to my recently widowed neighbor. She had no hope of earning an income or paying her bills.
Guided by Hope4Healing, I, as her advocate, became knowledgeable of local resources and how they could help. Hope4Healing provided us with information so we could obtain the legal documents needed to complete the applications for disability income, utility assistance, and affordable housing.
It is clear to me that many people in need should have an advocate. They need someone to assist them with confusing paperwork, to provide transportation to appointments, and to offer prayer and encouragement. Hope4Healing does a great job of providing for these needs and I feel blessed to be part of the effort.
So many times in my life, I did not know how to help or where to turn for help. This letter shows the blessings we all can experience through partnering together to help those in need. Hope4Healing is fortunate to have wonderful churches like the Ferguson Bible Church congregation, and individuals like L. Cermak to help us provide hope and healing! The note sent to us reminded me of the wisdom stated in Proverbs 31:8-9 (NKJV) about being an advocate:
Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
To learn more about how you, your church, community group, business, or agency can advocate for your family, friends, and/or community or to schedule a presentation, give us a call at 855-584-HOPE (4673) or email us at Info@hope4healingquakerdale.net. We currently are in the middle of our 2018 fundraising campaign; as you know, we cannot provide these services without the financial support of individuals like you. We have currently raised $6,714.00 toward our $52,500.00 annual need; we also have pledges in the amount of $18,750.00 toward our overall goal. In other words, we have raised $25,464.00 toward our $52,500.00 annual need for 2018. We are asking that you partner with us in advocating for those who cannot advocate for
themselves. Our goal for the second quarter of 2018 is to raise $17,577.00 to cover the mission support portion of our budget. Your gift of any amount would be appreciated. Would you consider partnering with us by making a $25.00 donation today; or, would you be one of 65 partners to commit to joining us at the $30.00/month level through the rest of 2018 (9 months). As always, your support would be appreciated, and is tax deductable.
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