January 2017
Newsletter
HAPPY NEW YEAR  
From our entire COMPACT family to yours, thank you for your continued prayers, love, and support through 2016. We look forward to partnering with you in 2017! Happy New Year!
#TeamCOMPACT

COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!
In 2016 the residential ministries of Hillcrest Children's Home and Highlands Maternity Home served 215 foster, homeless, and orphaned children and youth, including 11 pregnant teenage girls and their babies.  

The 2016 ministry impact increased over 2015 by at least 20% in every category.  

SUCH MINISTRY INCLUDES:
*   243,000 hours of direct care.
*   Over 146,000 meals were served.
*   Almost 6,000 hours of clinical Christian counseling. 
*   Over 648 medical appointments.
*   Over 100,000 medicines                served.
*   Educational assistance for            every kid.
*   Over a thousand articles of            clothing.
*   Hundreds of pairs of shoes.
*   More importantly:
*   15 children were adopted into        a forever family.
*   Over 100 others were reunited with their biological family.

MOST IMPORTANTLY:
*   Every child and youth received the love of Jesus Christ.
*   Every kid received the good news of Jesus Christ.
*   And almost all of them embraced the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

10 THINGS TO BUILDING A STRONGER FAMILY 2017
Noted theologian and preacher, Dwight L. Moody once stated, "If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!"

COMPACT  Family Services is dedicated to redeeming the fatherless and family through COMPassionate ACTion Here are a few ways you can build a stronger family.


1. Make a dessert together and then enjoy.
2. Enjoy a favorite outdoor activity. 
3. Read together.
4. Go to church as a family.
5. Do an art project. 
6. Visit a fire station.
7. Gather clothing for a charity.
8. Pray for neighbors and friends.
9. No social media during meals.
10. Come up with one tradition for each holiday.



What are some things you do as a family?

Tell us your ideas at  Hillcrest@COMPACTFamilyServices.org

#TeamCOMPACT: TEAMWORK AND MISSIONS
Summer 2017 is an opportunity for you and some of your closest friends to band together and make an eternal difference in the lives of children. 

We would so enjoy hosting your group and allow them to use their skills and gifts in order to complete campus projects. 

Contact our office to reserve your spot. 

Call us today at (501) 262-1660 or 

COMPACT  BIRTHDAYS
Thank you for making birthdays a special day for the children at Compact. Your cards and gifts are always a tremendous treat to our kids. We would love it if you could take a few moments to send a card with a word of encouragement to the following children. 

If you would like a full birthday list as opposed to waiting on this report each month, contact our office and we will get one for you.  Thank you for your continued support in making each of these kids feel special on their birthday.
 
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
17th, Michael* - 15 years
19th, DeAngelo* - 16 years

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
3rd, Rela* - 18 years
7th, Joe* - 12 years
16th, Celeste* - 18 years
19th, Bruce* - 8 years
19th, George* - 8 years
   
Send cards, letters or gifts to:
COMPACT Family Services
Attn:  (insert name)
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

*In order to protect the identity of our students, the names listed above are the pen names that each of them selected as well as the age they will turn.  Each one listed is an actual student on our campus. 

      COMPACT  Family Services
     2325 Malvern Ave. |  Hot Springs, AR  71901
   (501) 262-1660

COMPACT is a DBA of Assemblies of God Family Services Agency
 
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