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ARM'S VISION:
Generations of
Transformational
Christian Leaders

ARM'S MISSION:
Developing and Equipping
Generations of Leaders
through
ARM Initiatives, Churches & Other Strategic Partnerships
for Holistic
Societal Transformation

ARM'S CORE VALUES:
Integrity
Spirit-Led Christians
Excellence
Equal Opportunity
Teamwork & Delegation
Compassion & Servant-hood
Innovation & Creativity

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"Loving Hearts Babies Home"

ISSUE NO. 22 / JUNE 2014 
An ARM Update

Greetings from ARM USA!

My heart is bursting with joy as I write you today. Becoming a part of the ARM team has placed my feet on a new path in leadership development. After years of working with John Maxwell and Billy Graham, I can not imagine being a part of a ministry more dynamic than ARM! Our impact is reaching around the world. Just the other day, I was visiting with a neighbor, telling him about recently joining the ARM family and to my surprise, he said one of his close friends adopted a baby from Loving Hearts Babies Home and the family is inside my house. All the way from Uganda to Texas! The child's life and the family who adopted him have been changed forever!

As you read the articles about Loving Hearts, pray for the children, that as our workers care for them, God's love sustains them as they grow in His grace to become tomorrow's leaders, whose impact will change the world! Please consider a gift to help us expand the ministry of Loving Hearts Babies Home.

      Be blessed,

               

      ARM USA's New Executive Director
Expanding our Leadership Impact in Families
In 2009, ARM partnered with Servants Hearts to start Loving Hearts Babies Home. Since then we have cared for and provided homes for hundreds of abandoned babies.  As we hit our 5 year anniversary, Loving Hearts is excited about expanding its ministry to help make itself more sustainable so they can care for even more babies. The expansion includes moving out of our rented facilities and into our own custom built home. The new home will allow us to expand our capacity by 300%, moving us from a capacity of 20 to 60 babies at a time.  One of the most exciting parts of the expansion project however is the opportunity to include a conference and training facility for our potential foster care and adoptive parents as well as the parents in our community! This helps us train our parents so they can be leaders in their own homes. By offering free and low-cost Christian parenting classes, family classes, foster care courses and adoption classes, imagine how well prepared our families will be to raise up our children in God's way, and impact their neighbors and community for Christ!
Success Stories from Loving Hearts!

Generations Raising Generations!
Sometimes it is hard to understand how a vision of "Generations of Transformational Christian Leaders" blends with a babies home, but it does! For baby Jennifer, her life has not started in the most comfortable way but she is being given hope of a bright future through the support that her and her family are receiving from Loving Hearts!

Baby Jennifer was born into an abusive family. Her father beat her mother before taking Jennifer and her elder brother.  Rather than look after his children he locked them in a home and left.  Some of the community members noticed there was something wrong and called in Loving Hearts who were able to intervene. Jennifer is now 8 months old and is growing stronger each day. Loving Hearts was able to track down her mother as well and are now working on helping her get on her feet (both physically and economically) so she can be united with her beautiful daughter. With this approach, Loving Hearts is training Jennifer's mother so that she can be a good leader in her home. A leader that Jennifer will see growing up and will be able to model herself after someday! A true example of generations raising up other generations of leaders!

Missions & Adoption Meet
Meet the Penner Family! The Penner's are a great example of the life changing impact that adoption can have on a family and a country.  The Penner's adopted their children before Loving Hearts was started, but they were instrumental in helping launch the babies home that we have today. This is their story...

"It's hard to believe it's been 6 years already! Our first trip to Uganda was to meet our soon-to-be-adopted children. We got off the plane and were introduced to a beautiful country with beautiful people. During our 6-week stay, we attended Gaba Church where we met Pastor Peter. Little did we know that just 4 months later he would invite us to the ARM board room to share our adoption experiences with them as part of the initial planning phase of Loving Hearts Babies Home! Like many others, we entered into adoption as a way to live out our faith by taking care of orphans, but God's plan for our family was much bigger than adoption. After our adoption, God called our family back to Uganda as missionaries for one year; giving our children the opportunity to reconnect with their country and culture and giving us the opportunity to serve the country we had fallen in love with. It was a powerful year and one we hope to repeat again someday!"

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SPONSOR THROUGH LOVING HEARTS!
Consider becoming a Loving Hearts Baby Home Sponsor by helping contribute to their general fund or their building project fund. Both funds directly impact the lives of their babies and their families by caring for their day-to-day needs or by helping them get into their new & permanent home.

BE AN ARM ADVOCATE!
If you can't give, consider becoming an advocate. Simply forward this newsletter to friends or share our stories on your Facebook Wall now!
 
BE AN ARM VOLUNTEER!
ARM has several volunteer opportunities both in the USA and Uganda. Email us for info on ways that you can donate your time to ARM!

BE A PRAYER WARRIOR! 
ARM believes 100% in the power of prayer! We would encourage you to pray for us on a monthly, weekly or daily basis as the Spirit leads you! Some of our prayer requests include:
  • Pray for Loving Hearts as they begin the process of building and expanding their reach. Pray for God's provision during this time to cover every need.
  • Pray for the babies at Loving Hearts, that God would provide safe and loving Christian Homes for them.
  • Pray for the families of our babies, that they would be empowered and trained up so that they can be re-united with their children and be the Godly parents that God desires them to be.
  • Pray for the staff of Loving Hearts that God would give them the grace to continue to serve selflessly. 
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