September 2017
Newsletter
SPEED THE LIGHT + $6980 = MINISTRY VAN

Can you help provide the final $6,980 for the new 2017 Ford Transit van?
 
Thanks to the generous Speed The Light giving from the students and leaders of Assemblies of God Arkansas Youth Ministries and Georgia Youth Ministries, AG COMPACT received a $25,000 grant toward a new 2017 Ford Transit 350 Passenger Wagon (van) for the Hillcrest Children's Home and Highlands Maternity Home campus to redeem abused, abandoned, maltreated or otherwise fatherless kids in its ministry!
 
The original price of the van was $39,905.  Less the $25,000 STL grant and an amazing $7,925 savings from Roger Bunger at Tri-Lakes Ford in Branson, MO, Hillcrest only needs to raise $6,980 for a BRAND NEW van!
 
In faith, we took a self-loan from our budget for the $6,980 balance on August 31, 2017, Hillcrest houseparents, Chance & Tara Petiniot took delivery of the new van. 

    
 
Can you help us with a replenishing gift toward the $6,980?  You can give online toward the van fund at the following the secure AG Giving link https://giving.ag.org/Give/Details/890061?MinistryName=AGFSA&Page=16 or by sending your check directly to:

AG COMPACT Family Services
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
 
Thank you for supporting this mission to redeem the fatherless and family through compassionate action!
 
Blessings,
Jay Mooney
Executive Director

NATIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Who: Training for pastors, youth leaders and/or church volunteers who have a passion for foster care.

What: A two-day training to implement the revolutionary CompaCare ™ Compassion Care System in your local church. 



Why: Because the foster care system in the United States is in crisis and the only solution on the horizon is to mobilize the Church for action. Churches are needed to commit to foster care and wrap around our army of foster parents to make sure they are successful. 

When: September 25-27, 2017.  

Where: On the beautiful Hillcrest Children's Home Campus in Hot Springs, AR.

Cost: $129 for two days of training from our team of specialists.  This includes the cost of the CompaCare    Compassion Care System Manual, the Training Manual to implement the System in your local church and three meals (one dinner sponsored by Hillcrest Children's Home).

How: Fly into Little Rock airport, drive to Hot Springs and check into one of our partner hotels to begin your journey along our new agenda for being the Church!
 
Contact: Dr. Johan Mostert, COMPACT ® Director of Community Services, jmostert@agfsa.org or (417) 522-6887 for information or to register.

I RUN FOR THE FAMILY 5K

Join us for our 4th annual  COMPACT ®  Run For The Family 5K. Participants can run, walk, or mosey the 5K. The race will be held at the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens in the foothills of Hot Springs, AR.

RACE INFORMATION

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 7:00am to 9:00am
Onsite Registration will begin at 6:30am and Race will being at approx. 7:15am
Registration Fee of $25 per participant 
(T-shirt included, additional fee of $2.50 for online processing)



Three ways to register:

1) LOCAL
Join us on the day of the race at Garvan Gardens and run or walk along side the staff and kids of Hillcrest Children's Home.  Awards will be given out on this day to the top three overall (male and female) runners as well as the top three in each age category.  
Register as "Runner/Walker".
 
2) ANYWHERE ANYTIME
If running isn't your passion or cup of tea, then have a cup of tea and run the race "virtually" in your mind.  Or, you could run or walk the race at a location, time, and date of your choosing.  Choosing this option and registering, allows you to support a great cause, from your choice of place and time.  We are happy to send you a t-shirt through the mail!  Use the hashtag #IRunfortheFamily to let us know how you are going to be a part. Invite others to take part. 
Register as "Virtual Runner/Walker".
 
3)  FUNDRAISE
Choose to be a Team COMPACT® participant. Participants can be either actual runners/walkers the day of the race or virtual ones. Each team member commits to raise at least $250 (approximate value of one year of child sponsorship). Fulfilling this goal, the $25 registration fee is waived and additional bonuses are added to each indivudual's welcome package. Visit the Team COMPACT® page for further details.
Register as a "Team COMPACT ®  Runner/Walker." 
 
 

Saturday, October 7th, 2017


DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

It may seem a bit early to think about school but it's not too early to consider helping with shoes, clothes and supplies for our students.
Gift cards to Walmart, JCPenney, Dillard's, TJ Maxx, Ross, American Eagle, Sears, Shoe Carnival, Old Navy or VISA gift cards, are a tremendous blessing.

Mail gift cards to: 
COMPACT Family Services
Back To School Sponsorship
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901


Questions? Contact us (501) 262-1660
CHILDREN/YOUTH BIRTHDAYS

Birthday cards are always a treat for our kids on campus. Please consider taking a few moments and sending a birthday blessing and word of encouragement to the following ones celebrating. 

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.
  
SEPTEMBER
3rd, CJ* - Male, 1 yr.
12th, Todd* - Male, 14 yrs.
12th, Julie* - Female, 18 yrs.
 


OCTOBER
9th, Miranda* - Female, 17 yr.
20th, Henry* - Male, 8 yrs.
29th, JJ* - Male, 1yr.


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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