APRIL 2019
This year's silent auction will be at 6:30 pm on Saturday, May 4, at  Sacajawea Middle School, 1101 S. Dash Point Rd, Federal Way. Dress is casual, and admission and refreshments are free. Most items are very affordable, including restaurant and retail gift cards, bakery items and plants, baskets and other items for men, women, and children.  Mother's Day is the following weekend and Father's Day is the following month, so this is a great place to pick up something nice while supporting a good cause. If you'd like to donate something, gift cards to restaurants or retail stores are always popular.  Click here to view the items we've logged in as of today, April 30 (more are still coming). You'll see the gift card list has values but we'll be assigning values to the items list tomorrow and will send an updated list out on Friday.
For the second year, we are also having a Golden Ticket drawing to win a $500 Costco gift card! Last year April Clevenger (attender at Des Moines Gospel Chapel) won the prize. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each and you can buy as many tickets as you'd like. You don't have to be present to win. There are only 150 tickets available, and we've already sold quite a few, but there will be some avilable to buy at the auction. Please plan to come to this fun event!  All proceeds will support Reach4Life (AIDS prevention and youth development) and Khayelisha Care (orphan care) in South Africa.


Please keep in mind our annual garage sale which will be coming up next month. It will also be held at Sacajawea Middle School (see address above), on Thursday, June 27 through Saturday, June 29.  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (June 24-26) will be set up days. We have a shortage of storage space and want to avoid double-handling, so please bring any non-clothing items directly to the school on the set up days of Monday through Wednesday. (No furniture, please.) We do want to take clothing items prior to the sale so that we can sort them. If you have some clothes that are definitely not going to be used for the garage sale, please put those in a separate bag and label them "Clothes for the Cause." That will help save time in our sorting process. If you have any clothing racks available, please let us know. We can start receiving clothes after May 15, at 30020 2nd Ct. S., Federal Way. Ring the bell but if there is no answer, please leave them next to the garage doors or on the covered porch.   Clothes left over from the garage sale will start our summer clothing drive, .which will run through September.  

Funds raised from these events support Reach4Life. Last year we raised $6801 from the garage sale and $6821 from the clothing drive, so your donations and your help at the events are allowing many youth to participate in the R4L program! Watch future newsletters for more details.

In addition to gift cards, baskets, and unique items, we also have plants and bakery items at the auction!  Pictured above is a cake from a prior year. We get different cakes each year but they are all YUMMY!  If you are the winning bidder, you can take something wonderful home with you to enjoy after the auction!
During training sessions, new Peer Educators are paired up to develop a strategy as to where they might be able to implement the program. They identify places where Reach4Life can fit into a small group and work out a plan which is submitted to the Area Coordinator after the training. The Area Coordinator helps them achieve their plan of doing R4L in a school, church, drug rehab, clinic, prison, or other groups where people are meeting. It takes courage and perseverance to establish small groups and develop a routine. Many times Peer Educators will work in the same schools that they used to attend, which is especially meaningful to the students there. Some former inmates go back to the facilities they were in, as changed people who are now bringing solutions to others. We appreciate the hard work and initiative shown by all the Peer Educators and Area Coordinators!  (This photo was taken during the Kagiso training earlier this year.)

Retired nurse

Testimonial from Ms. Mpumi Xulu (retired nurse) at the Empageni training in February:
"Oh our God be praised! As a nurse for many years in the Region of Empangeni I have seen many people die of HIV/AIDS and related diseases especially youth. I have witnessed victims of gang rapes in this area and incest. But though a nurse there were many times where I had nothing to give these suffering people from all kinds of pains and loss. Oh this program has lighted a fire in me to train young people in my own local church as peer educators. The strategies used to communicate the gospel and the Bible engagement is definitely what we need in our church to minister to our young people. Information without transformation is of no use, this tool is powerful. The Reality Bites are confronting issues that our culture does not dare talk about. This was the best training I have ever attended."

The Rand exchange rate is very good at 14.3 Rand per dollar.
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Lorna Packard
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Pastor Ed Kelley IV