February 2017

Often teams, ministries, churches, and businesses establish a working theme to help them achieve a higher level of effort and outcome.  COMPACT operates with an annual theme.  It is born through prayer over our mission, vision, values, strategies, and ministries.
Last year, our theme was to be On Mission.  The point was that we must be On Mission to achieve our mission.  In John 19:30 when Jesus said, "It is finished," He was indirectly reflecting that He had been on mission. 
2017 stands to be another exciting year for COMPACT with potential new opportunities to redeem more vulnerable children, youth, and families.  In Philippians 3:12-14 (ESV) the apostle Paul declares,
12  Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.
Paul's statement of "one thing" to "press on" illustrates the inspiration our new theme for 2017.  There is one thing driving this ministry; that is to redeem the fatherless and family through compassionate action. 
So, for 2017, we will stay on mission because it is our ONE MISSION!


The following testimony is from COMP ACT Hillcrest Program Manager LaDana Pate to her coworkers on December 22, 2016.  It is a wonderful example of the Holy Spirit's working power through this ministry and its people.
"As we watched cottages this morning open Christmas gifts that came from so many sponsors, I was in awe of what really happens here at Compact. We do a great ministry and it does take a team to make all this work. Going back over the past year we have seen many successes. This is the season [Christmas] for miracles. We have 3 residents that are going to a forever home this week. What makes these three so special? They are all in our residential treatment program. The purpose of this program is to get the residents to a level where they can maintain in a foster home then get adopted. They bypassed the foster home.

Prior to coming to us, one of the three was in 27 placements within one year. He has maintained with us for almost a year. January would have been a year for him. He is now getting adopted. The second of the three just received his papers yesterday for his forever home. Prior to coming to us, he was in 21 prior placements the same year. Both residents needed what this campus could offer - patience, perseverance, and getting to know them so that we could meet their needs. And what they needed most of all, they met Jesus. The third has not been with us that long and he is being reunited with his family.
So, during this season please don't forget the miracles that we see here. Don't get wrapped up in the busyness and forget God is still shining on this campus and handing out wisdom, patience, perseverance and relationships to these residents that others have given up on. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all that serve here. You are amazing and it takes all of us to do the will of the Father. This passage from the bible applies well to everyone in this ministry or gives to this ministry."

Matthew 25:35-40 (ESV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' 40 And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of t he least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'


It is time to take our COMPACT students shopping to purchase their spring/summer clothing.  With 65 kids on campus, this is a large undertaking.  We have opportunities for people like you to partner with us. The cost is approx. $250 per student and includes their full clothing needs including clothes, shoes, socks, and under garments.
If you would be interested in sponsoring one student for their spring/summer shopping, contact us today.  You can send your gift to our office at the following address:

COMPACT Family Services
Attn: Spring Clothing
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR  71901

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

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.

3rd, Rela* - 18 years
7th, Joe* - 12 years
16th, Celeste* - 18 years
19th, Bruce* - 8 years
19th, George* - 8 years
 3rd, Amanda* - 18 years
14th, Lizzie* - 14 years
19th, John* - 13 years
22nd, Jim* - 18 years

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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