Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women

It is almost spring, a change of seasons-- newness, growth, freshness. What areas in your life would you like to change, grow? Perhaps it is having the courage to reach out to that lost friend or family member, follow through with the promptings of the Holy Spirit to change jobs, or start a prayer group in your home. The key is to listen to the Holy Spirit and be willing to change. He loves you and wants what is best for you. We at Promise Helpers love you too and want the best for you!

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 March newsletter:

  • Registration for Spring Retreat, Pursuit 4.19: We Are the Bride of Christ
  • The Promise Center's News
  • "Hope House" Article #3 by Alicia Cortez
  • DIY Spring Wreath Idea
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Our spring retreat, "Pursuit 4:19: We are the Bride of Christ", is coming up quickly! Make sure to register as soon as you can if you plan on joining us so we know how to plan accordingly.
The registration link is below.

You are welcome to join us in a thirty-day prayer and fast as we prepare for the retreat. Fasting does not necessarily mean going without food (especially for thirty days!) You can fast from watching the news, eating sugar, playing online games, etc. Use that time to pray for the retreat-- the ladies attending for nothing to keep them away, the speakers, the leaders, changed lives... There is so much power in prayer! We cannot wait to see you there!

Three Mountain Retreat Center
Clifton, TX
April 5th-7th, 2019
All meals and lodging provided
$135 for the weekend

Would you consider donating towards a scholarship for ladies that would like to attend but have no financial means to do so? Below is a link to donate through PayPal. Any amount, even if it's $5, is a huge blessing to Promise Helpers and to those needing a scholarship. The link will take you to Promise Helpers' PayPal account. From there, click on "Retreats" and your donation will be placed in the correct account. You can always type "Scholarship" in the notes section to give added specification. Be blessed!
The Promise Center's News

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

The food bank is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Weekly prayer time at Promise Center for anyone in the Clyde area is on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings 6:30 at the First United Methodist Church in Clyde.

For more information, you can contact Linda Humiston, the director of Promise Center at (325) 893-3777
By Alicia Cortez
Promise Helpers

This is the final article of three from our very own Alicia Cortez. Thank you, Alicia, for sharing your insight.

Addiction- It is so prevalent in this moment. When did that happen? How is it that we are living life, raising children, working, perhaps going to church, and we look up and the enemy has snatched someone we know to addiction.... and we look around and there’s another one gone, another life, marriage, home, taken by addiction. Where were we? 

The United States has historically been in the top three in the world for the average longest life span. But it is predicted this will change in the next 20 years—our life span will drop by six months. That may not seem like a big deal, but when you think about how a NATION can LOSE time, with THOUSANDS of MILLIONS of people… how many deaths does it take to actually LOSE time in our average life span? Are you getting it? Loss of life due to addiction is causing our average life span in America to decrease. We must stop this! How many people do you know that are struggling with addiction? If the answer is zero, maybe one or two, then we need to get to work. The enemy is at work, and he is stealing them from us, and we don’t even know it.

I didn’t know anyone directly that struggled with addiction. I saw patients and people in the community that everyone knew had a drug problem, but I didn’t know anyone in my circle. But then it hit closer. And God has used this encounter to wake me and let me see the devastation, the enemy just waiting to get another. It has been hard to walk this journey with my family member, and some of you may know that walk. According to Narcotics Anonymous, the average addict relapses seven times before they finally stay clean. That is hard for families, the person struggling, the community, the resources, the kids.  It looks like another failure, but can I remind you that God covers every single failure, He covers every single incident, He cares every single time. It can make you feel empty, it can make you tired. But don’t you quit. God isn’t quitting. He is working harder to save you and He has already fought and died for you and your family.  

I have shared just brief stories of my viewpoint and what I have learned from this journey. I hope this helps you or someone you may know. As believers, if we don’t begin to learn and understand the drug overdose and addiction problem, we will lose our lives, literally. We are losing time as we speak. But we have a God who is bigger, and we have in us what it takes to win our generation back. 

If you are struggling with addiction or you have a loved one struggling, get help. There are several resources available. I like Hope House. It is a faith-based rehab program that is free. Many times, it is the last place left an addict can go because everyone else has turned away for whatever reason. Hope House was there for me and my family member when I didn’t know what to do.

If you would like to send a financial gift to help Hope House or find out more information, please go their website www.lhohopehouse.org
Sunburst-Style Dogwood Wreath for Spring
from HGTV

Materials Needed
  • sunburst-style grapevine wreath
  • 2-3 faux dogwood branches
  • wire snips or heavy-duty shears
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 2 mushroom birds
  • ribbon or wreath hanger for hanging

Prep Dogwood
Using heavy-duty shears or wire cutters, cut faux dogwood branches into small sections that are just a bit shorter than the wreath's grapevine branches.

Begin Gluing to Wreath
Working in small sections, add hot glue to faux dogwood branch's ends, then attach to wreath form, tucking the glued ends into the wreath form.

Continue Adding Dogwood
Working in a clockwise fashion around the wreath, continue adding faux dogwood branches, overlapping the previously glued-on sections as you go. Also add a drop of hot glue to any mid-stem areas, if necessary.

Add Birds
Glue or clip (if clips are present) birds to the center bottom of the wreath, nestled together as a pair.

Hang Finished Wreath
Loop decorative ribbon around the top of wreath and hang on front door. Tip: If your door has enough clearance at the top, you can just secure the ribbon's ends to the top of the door with a flat tack Display your finished wreath on either a covered porch or indoors for a springy touch you can display year after year.

For instructions with pictures, click the link below.

What's Happening In Your Area
Promise Center

  • Food Bank open Tues. and Thur. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays Prayer Time 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • MOPS 2nd & 4th Tues. Evenings 6:30 p.m., Clyde United Methodist

Contact Linda Humiston or Christy Thompson at Promise Center.
The Promise Center phone number (325) 893-3777

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

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

Defeating Strongholds 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.