Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

People all around us are hurting, going through difficult times, waiting for the Lord to move; waiting for jobs, waiting to see their healing, waiting for circumstances to change. Perhaps you are going through a difficult time. Be encouraged, don't give up! Keep believing, keep fighting. We serve a Mighty God and He is all-knowing and loves us deeply. He sees our pain and wants us to keep holding on because He has the perfect plan through our circumstances.

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:

  • Registration for Pursuit 10.19: Slaying Your Giants
  • Article "A Season of Silence" by Hannah Elizabeth
  • Music Video- "Waiting Here for You" by Passion
  • Meet Youvika from Haiti, Promise Helpers' Sponsored Child
  • Promise Center's News
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information

Our fall retreat, Pursuit 10.19: Slaying Your Giants, is just weeks away! Oh my goodness, you do not want to miss this retreat. We have been diligently working to make this retreat a life-changer and believe it will be! God is so good! Girlfriend, He has made a weekend just for you!! You can register by clicking the "Register Now" button below or visit our website or FaceBook page (links are below under "Contact Us").

Would you like to be more involved with retreat? We have volunteer openings specifically for the fall retreat weekend.

  • Technology Support- For the computer savvy or semi-savvy, you would be in charge of displaying and changing the screen for our praise and worship time, running any videos, Power Point presentations, set up a Bluetooth speaker at various times. It would be very helpful but not mandatory to arrive around noon on Friday to help set up the technical system and learn the ropes before Friday evening.

  • 30 Day Fast before retreat begins- We invite anyone who would like to pray and fast from now up until the first night of the retreat. Fasting can relate to anything you would like to do without for 30 days-- sugar, Facebook, watching and reading the news, etc. Replace that time spent with praying for the retreat.

If the volunteer opportunities for fall retreat 2019 interest you, or if there are any other areas you would like to become involved for the weekend, contact Debbie Barber at JubileeDeb@Centurylink.net

There is always a need in providing scholarships for ladies that seek financial assistance in attending. If you would like to be a blessing and be blessed at the same time by helping with a full or partial scholarship, contact Debbie Barber, or you can donate with our PayPal account. Our PayPal account now has a drop-down menu for you to select where you would like your donation to be used by Promise Helpers-- "General", "Retreats", or "The Promise Center". For scholarships, select "Retreats".

We CANNOT wait to see you there! Invite your friends! You will be blessed by doing so. Lives are changed at Promise Helpers' retreats.

October 4th-6th, 2019
Camp Butman in Merkel, TX
$135 includes all meals and lodging
A Season of Silence
by Hannah Elizabeth, Gateway Press, Gateway Church
Make Your Mark devotional book for women

I always wanted to change the world. As a teenager, there were countless times I'd find myself on my knees asking God to use me to make a difference in the lives of people... a lot of people. Following college, it seemed like He was answering that prayer. I was traveling, interacting with many "household name" celebrities, and seeing the gospel preached to stadiums of unbelievers. But then God had other plans-- a move, a transition, a stock market crash--and I was serving at the drive-thru of a local coffee shop. That wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I decided to change the world, and God didn't seem to be explaining.

Many of us experience what I call a "season of silence," a time when no one seems to see us, when we lead nothing, and when we seem lost in silence. For those with dreams, big or small, a season of silence feels painful and lonely. There are many questions and often many tears. Even when I've seen a dream fulfilled, I find there is another hope, desire, or vision yet to become reality. Waiting faithfully amid the silence is difficult. For me, at the time, it was wondering why I was serving lattes. How could I possibly make a difference in that place?

I wonder if David sometimes felt that way when he was tending sheep. Did he have any idea that there were bigger dreams in store for him? Before Samuel prophesied over him, would he have despaired of ever progressing beyond being a lowly shepherd--no less someday becoming king? And as we see in some of David's psalms, even when he served as king there were many times when he questioned whether he was in the right position.

I'm certain Joseph felt that way in the silence of the pit and the loneliness of the jail cell before his dreams became reality. Both David and Joseph used their seasons of silence to develop their trust in God and, thus, they changed their world.

The apostle Peter says:

So be content with who you are, and don't put on airs. God's strong hand is on you; He'll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; He is most careful with you (1 Peter 5:6-7 MSG).

I now realize the potential we possess to serve God powerfully in any circumstance, whether it be serving coffee or ruling a nation. I serve Him by serving the people around me, regardless of my circumstances. I am convinced that how well we trust God in our seasons of silence will determine the richness of our dreams fulfilled. If we can live carefree before God, we can trust Him to use us to change our world in whatever way He has called us. For me, for a season, it meant one steamy latte at a time.

MAKE YOUR MARK

Especially if you are in a season of silence, look at your surroundings and consider why God has placed you there and how you can minister to those around you. Be specific and write down some of the actions you can take to demonstrate Jesus in your circumstances. Pray about them and then do them--you will be amazed at the fruit the Holy Spirit can bring.
Music Video by Passion-- "Waiting Here For You"
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Promise Helpers' Sponsored Haitian Girl: Youvika
Did you know Promise Helpers sponsors a young girl through Compassion International from Haiti? This is Youvika, and she turns fourteen this month. Along with her picture is the letter she wrote in her Creole language, and the English translation below it. Youvika attends school from 8:00-1:00 and is in the 8th grade. She likes school and makes very good grades. She has a mom and dad, and a sister. She likes to eat rice and beans and drink coffee. She likes goats and chickens, and loves to garden. In her garden, she grows corn, millet, tomatoes, peppers, and beans. And she LOVES getting mail. Keep Youvika and her family in your prayers as she continues to grow up and grow in Christ.
The Promise Center's News

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) are starting their bi-weekly meeting starting September 10th at the First United Methodist Church in Clyde with a meal starting at 6:15 P.M. The group will meet every second and fourth Tuesday nights.

Your continued prayers and financial support are appreciated as Promise Center reaches the lost, hurting, those in need physically and spiritually.

You can email Christy Thompson for information
What's Happening In Your Area
Clyde  
Promise Center
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) 2nd & 4th Tues, 6:15 P.M. FUMC
Contact Christy Thompson


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

Hamilton 
No events at this time
Contact Alicia Cortez 


Parker/ Wise /Tarrant Counties 
Prayer Time and Fellowship
The home of Debbie Barber
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30ish
Contact Debbie Barber
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Bible Study
Saturdays mornings 10:00-12:00
Fort Worth
Contact Debbie Barber


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.