APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

LUKE 24: 6

He Is Not Here; He Is Risen!
Christian cross glows against the rising sun
WELCOME ERIKA GONZALES
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
  Hello everyone,

I am happy to be joining you as the new Children's Program Director here at RO.  My husband, Eddie and I are Associate Pastors  at El Calvario Church in West Dallas where I also serve as a teacher in the Children's Department.
God has given me a passion to work with children and families that are broken.  My heart's desire is to share the hope of Christ with the hopeless. I believe it takes one person to change the world. And I want to be that person!
  WELCOME DANA BATES
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

I am so excited to have joined the staff as Executive Assistant at RO.   My husband, John and I attend Preston Road Church of Christ, and have been  praying for the opportunity for me to leave the corporate world and focus on a more Christ-centered job.
I feel my skills and experience supporting litigation attorneys, will be an asset to RO and   I look forward to serving alongside my family of co-workers at  Reconciliation Outreach.

 I am honored and humbled to be here!  


Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like  showers  on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
Deuteronomy 32:2

Baillie Barton's March 2017 MIP Graduation Celebration!
         Grandma Barton, a loving family and special friends                  celebrated with Baillie. We're so very proud of  Baillie's                new milestone -- Oasis Women's House Manager and                     Children's Teacher's Aide.  Congratulations Baillie                      on your new position at RO.
Meet Erika Everett an RO 2007 Alumni  


Read Erika's Story of Healing and Restoration.


      "I struggled with addiction throughout most of my teenage years.  By age 18, I had landed in jail and was facing  prison.  By the grace of God, I was given an opportunity of admittance to Reconciliation Outreach as an alternative to a prison sentence.

     Reconciliation Outreach gave me the foundation in Christ that I so desperately needed in my life.  The selfless love the staff and volunteers of the program showed me truly exemplified His love.  I graduated from the program when I was 20 years old, and am now 27. What I learned at Reconciliation Outreach has kept me grounded in my faith.  I am forever grateful to this program, and the impact it had in my life and the lives of my family"

In Christ,
Erika Everett


  PARTY IN THE PARK
 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!



Special Thank you to Melissa Lamb, Lisa Rocchio, Margaret Hancock, Shanon Schwimmer, Beth Haga, Lauren Bohner, Kit Sawers, Christine Drossos and The Fantastic Junior Board for all their dedicated Time and Talents. 


                          THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FROM ALL OF US AT RECONCILIATION OUTREACH!

We are so grateful for the many benefits Party In The Park is providing our children.  With the PIP Donations we are able to double the number of children we serve to 67.

Chaperone's, Erika and Eddie Gonzales, Carolyn Smith, and Linda and Randy Mitchell will all be attending "Kid's Across America Camp"  in July for a whole week.  Lookout Missouri here we come!   All 49 children and 5 adults will be traveling to Missouri in an air-conditioned commercial bus.

Plus, we were  able to add additional Tutoring, Music, Art, Crafts Classes and expanded our Bible Story Telling Time each week and offer healthy snacks each day and so               


Everyone take a bow!
Total Donations received: $92,166.00

There were 385 seats sold and a fabulous buffett for each guest.  
The local groups and schools that performed were absolutely fabulous
and well received by parents, students and attending guests.

          We at RO feel a tremendous impact in our children's program due to            Party in the Park!
We are excited to provide our children with an experienced Children's Director, Erika Gonzales and two new Teacher's Aides, Emline Provolone who is geting her Master's in Early Childhood Development and Baillie Barton, a Graduate of RO's MIP Program.   
God is so good and we are very blessed to start a new season with  fresh ideas and promise for a bright and exciting future.

THANK YOU, TO ALL PARTY IN THE PARK TEAM!!!
 
     Prayers of blessings to Everyone           from your Reconciliation Family.        "Happy Easter"