March 2017
Newsletter
IT'S OK FOR THE WINGO'S 
It is with mixed emotions that Compact says goodbye to Richelle and Joel Wingo. Richelle and Joel began their ministry in March of 2011 as houseparents. Following two years of faithful service they transitioned to oversee the college program. 

Later Joel became the inaugural Program Coordinator of the Transition Living Center and Richelle started her work as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, Jay Mooney.

What stands out to Richelle in her ministry while at Compact?

"Diving into the History of COMPACT was by far my favorite thing to work on. Learning the history of faith and how God provided over the years was incredible to see unfold. A close second would be getting to meet and work with all of the ministers, work teams, youth groups and volunteer groups that came from all over the country to spend their time, energy and talents at COMPACT." 

It was in December of 2016 that God's call transitioned the Wingo's back home to Oklahoma. The opportunity to be close to family was one they simply could not pass up. 

Richelle continues, "It truly never felt like a job at COMPACT but more of a way of life. Getting the opportunity to invest in the lives of the kids we encountered as well as meeting all of the people along the way is something I will never forget!"

Jay Mooney, executive director of COMPACT said, "Joel and Richelle Wingo faithfully served this ministry and its people for more than six years with Christ-like love. They tremendously changed lives for good - children, staff, and partners of this ministry. Richelle was an outstanding assistant to my office and so much more.  We will truly miss the Wingo family. I am grateful to God for their tireless investment in this ministry, its people and its cause to redeem underdog kids and families. We treasure them as forever friends."

Be watching for April's eNews as we take a moment to introduce Jay's new Administrative Assistant, Jessie Bull.

SPRING/SUMMER CLOTHING DRIVE

Your generous gift of $250 provides the clothing, shoes, socks and under garments for one of 65 students on campus.

You can send your gift to our office at the following address:

COMPACT Family Services
Attn: Spring Clothing
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR  71901


FIXER UPPER

Without a doubt one of the joys of ministering at Compact is seeing individuals from all over the country come to Hot Springs to serve. During the last week of February and beginning of March we were honored to have a team from  Northiron Church in  Ishpeming, Michigan join us to help with needed renovations. Below is a picture of the gymnasium kitchen, one of the many projects they completed.  A great big thanks to this 'Fixer Upper' team!

 
 

COMPACT BIRTHDAYS
Birthday cards are always a treat to our kids on campus.  Please consider taking a few moments to send a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating their birth. 

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.
 
MARCH BIRTHDAYS
14th, Lizzie* - 14 years
19th, John* - 13 years
22nd, Jim* - 18 years

APRIL BIRTHDAYS
11th, Lane* - 19 years
19th, Lacey* - 18 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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