The Haven in Clyde has been under renovation since last August, and I have had the privilege of being a little like Joanna Gaines in this process. We started with “demo day” by moving out furniture and boxing up books and supplies. Then the cleaning and painting got underway, inside and out. Oh yes, and a new roof, which we hired done. God has been faithful to provide new items at drastic savings that coordinated with some of the old furnishings to give the building a whole new look. It has been fun, and it is almost finished.
We decided to create a new name and logo to go along with the new look and ministry focus. This week I started working on printed material to use to advertise and inform the community. The Promise Center will officially open in the middle of May.
We will have three areas of focus; areas where “we promise to care”.
At the Center we will provide care to the community. Central Texas Opportunity gives assistance in rental and utility expenses and their representative, Yvette, is using the Promise Center to meet with clients on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30. The Food Bank will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 12. Outreach Care will consist of several programs. “Gift a Teen” is a program that blesses Middle and High School students with a $50 gift card at Christmas. “Adulting 101” is being planned for this fall along with the help of the High School counselors. It will be a five week course for Seniors to teach concepts such as finance, resume writing, healthy relationships, and manners. Things they don’t learn in school anymore! A few of the ladies at the Center will be mentors to a MOPS group starting at the Clyde First United Methodist Church this fall. Ministry Care will be comprised of book/Bible studies and Freedom Counseling and Life Coaching.
It is our desire to carry out the words stated in 3
John 1:2, “Beloved, I pray for you to prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” As we minister to the whole person, body, soul and spirit, we hope to find that Gods promises for an abundant life become real to many.
To all the ladies that planned, prayed and participated in the Women’s Retreat this past month, I want to send you a great big THANK YOU! It was a refreshing time for me and an encouragement to see how God worked in other’s hearts and souls. In the future, we hope the Center can help with the retreats by providing a follow up day of teaching and praying to minister to women who attended a women’s retreat and need help in certain areas that the Lord exposed during the retreat.
Please pray for us as we continue to listen to the Lord’s plan for the Promise Center!
The Promise Center