Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

We are BLESSED to have you here! Don't forget to register for our fall retreat, "Pursuit 10.18: The Next Level". Details are below

If at any time you need prayer, please contact us by clicking the "Prayer" button below or visiting our website, www.PromiseHelpers.org. We have mighty Prayer Warriors ready to stand in the gap on your behalf.

Overview for our September newsletter:

  • Fall Retreat: Pursuit 10.18 Information and Registration
  • The Promise Center's News
  • Article, "The Right Mind-Set"
  • Helpful Hint: The Best Way To Clean a Stainless Steel Coffee Container
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Our Promise Helpers women's fall retreat is just one month away! We always look forward to our retreats so we can unite together to worship and praise our Heavenly Father and be drenched by His presence and goodness. Here is a testimony from a lady who will be celebrating her "one-year anniversary" of Pursuit retreats (this will be her third retreat in one year's time):

" I came for the first time to the Promise Helpers retreat in the fall. I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect. That weekend was such a blessing from the beautiful music to the knowledgeable speakers. The ladies that worked this retreat made me feel so comfortable and welcome! I loved it so much, I asked a friend to go with me that next spring so she could experience the blessing! God moves at these retreats! He has changed me from deep within my spirit! My friend and I can't wait to go this year in the fall to see what God has for us next!!" Pam Klein, Sunset TX

October 5th (evening) through October 7th (noon)
Camp Butman, Merkel, TX
$135 (includes all food and lodging)

Click on the link below to register or visit our website . If you would like to be a blessing to another lady by making a donation for a retreat scholarship, you can do so with our Promise Helpers' PayPal account link at the bottom of the newsletter. Notate on our PayPal page it is for a retreat scholarship.

We CANNOT wait to see you there!
The Promise Center's News

The Promise Center nears completion! Renovations on The Promise Center in Clyde started last summer. The doors have been open since June of this year. Despite opening the doors and beginning to serve the community, there are a few areas that are still "The Haven". On Saturday, September 8th , we are going to have a work day to finish the transformation. Don't we find this in our lives too? God begins a work in us and we get bogged down with life and soon realize that we still have work to do?

The projects include painting the kitchen and the bathroom, and decorating with some pretty new items. The front porch has been prepped for staining and is eager to soak it all in. The flower pots need some fall mums planted, and one of the crepe myrtle bushes could use some trimming. We need a handyman or woman to install a new whiteboard in the conference room. It will be like Clyde's very own "Fixer Upper", only on a smaller scale.

You are welcome to join us any time from 9 to 2 on September 8th. We will be serving lunch so please RSVP to Linda or Christy.

We have a couple of people that are helping on a weekly basis with the food bank. Shannon Phillips is volunteering on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and she is helping with the ordering, and sending in the monthly report to the West Texas Food Bank. Ann McKee is employed with Central Texas Opportunity and she is using The Promise Center on Thursdays and Fridays to assist clients. Often her clients are in need of food and she is able to supply them from our food bank. It is so nice to have both of these ladies helping us help others!

Please feel free to stop by and see our new center if you are ever passing through Clyde!

The Right Mind-Set
By Karla Maxwell

In the Old Testament, God’s people, the Israelites, were given the Torah after Moses came down from Mount Sinai.
The Torah had rules set by God the Father for presenting sacrifices for sin and atonement. There was a High Priest who oversaw all the doings of the Aaronic priests who performed many daily, weekly, and monthly duties and festival offerings according to the Lord’s requirements and desires. These tasks included keeping the lamps burning continuously in the tabernacle, keeping the fire continuously burning on the burnt offering altar as part of the regular morning and evening rituals, weekly responsibilities of replacing the bread cakes on the table in the tabernacle each sabbath, and the regular Sabbath burnt offerings, just to name a few. The Aaronic priests had to have the right mind-set to do the work the Lord called them to do and within the guidelines He expected. They were human and possibly grew tired of doing the same thing day-in and day-out even though they were doing the work of the Lord.
 
According to the New Testament, we as followers of Christ are a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:1-10, Revelation 1:6, Revelation 5:10) which means we are set apart with guidelines to follow from the Holy One. As humans, we can grow weary of doing the same thing over and over to the point it becomes mundane—our daily jobs, ministering to the same friend who keeps coming back with the same problem, just dealing daily with people in general, etc. But it is so important to remember to have the right mind-set—the mind-set of Christ who is our High Priest. Remember who we are truly working for. When we lose the mind-set of Christ, it is very easy and inevitable we will fall into the enemy’s hands.  Keep working through the daily grind with the mind of Christ and keep His ways at the forefront of our thoughts and actions. Keep the Light burning bright day and night in the “tabernacle” just as the Aaronic priests did in their tabernacle.

Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, brothers and sisters who are partners in the heavenly calling, think about Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.
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The Best Way to Clean a Stainless Steel Coffee Container

From Good Housekeeping/ Heloise

If you use a vacuum-insulated
stainless steel container or travel mug for your morning coffee, you can employ some
of my favorite ingredients to clean and deodorize it.

Put a tablespoon or two of baking soda in first, then a good glug of cheap household vinegar, and watch it bubble up. Wait for the foaming action to subside, and then put the lid on (if you do this too quickly, you might encourage an explosion as the vinegar and baking soda react). Shake the container a few times, and then pour it out and rinse with tap water. Let dry before refilling. This works for coffee mugs too!
What's Happening In Your Area
Albany
No events at this time
Contact Becky Presley
bapresley@hotmail.com

Clyde  
The Promise Center
Prayer Time Thursday mornings 10:30-11:30, Book Study at Noon
Food Pantry open Tues. and Thur. 10:00-11:30
Contact Linda Humiston or Christy Thompson at The Promise Center
The Promise Center phone number (325) 893-3777

      
Cross Plains
Bible Study 
The home of Connie Kirkham 
Tuesday mornings 9:00-10:30
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00
Contact Connie Kirkham
cliffandconnie6@yahoo.com
              

Hamilton 
"Biblical Foundations of Freedom" book study by Art Mathias
Monday evenings 7:00  
Contact Alicia Cortez 
a3cortez@yahoo.com


Parker/ Wise /Tarrant Counties 
Prayer Time and Fellowship
The home of Debbie Barber
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30ish
Contact Debbie Barber
jubileedeb@centurylink.net
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"Biblical Foundations of Freedom" book study by Art Mathias
Saturdays mornings 10:00-12:00
Fort Worth
Contact Debbie Barber
jubileedeb@centurylink.net
Contact Us
Call us 325-893-3777
Our mailing and physical addresses
PO Box 1104
222 Archer St.
Clyde, TX 79510
Promise Helpers is a non-profit Christian ministry for women that seeks to help women experience the fullness of God’s purpose and promises for them. Our desire is to bring women to a place of personal wholeness so they can bring wholeness to their marriages, homes, families and communities. Promise Helpers is women ministering to women, reminding one another of the promises of God and encouraging one another to implement those promises into their daily lives. The foundation of Promise Helpers is prayer, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.