March 2019
Bridges of Hope's Monthly Prayer Calendar
For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
Romans 6:4

Greetings!

Towards the bitter end of winter, most Minnesotans are hopeful of warmer weather and signs of spring (not the continuing fall of snow as we've experienced this February!). While we don't yet see any manifestations of our desires, many of us will still make the preparations for spring's (long awaited) arrival.
Spring is synonymous with new beginnings and clean slates; to me, it's no coincidence that Christ's resurrection is during that very season. After months of forging through this frigid tundra, we are all anxious for the renewal of seasons and promises of green and growth; not unlike the renewal of our soul, heart and mind upon committing to the Lord.

Romans 12:2 tells us "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." We know without a doubt that at some point Spring will come, in God's perfect timing. Know, too, that God's will will be done; so make the same preparations for His coming as you would for the coming of Spring. Walk in the newness He gives, and take comfort in the promises He makes.
If you have questions or feedback about the Prayer Calendar,
or about Bridges Hope's services to the community, please let me know!

Blessings to you,

Ash
                    
Ashley Sweet
Operations Specialist
Afternoon Tea for Hope

Join us on April 6th for sips, savories, sisterhood & stories at our  Fifth Annual Afternoon Tea for Hope!  Enjoy a beautiful venue with culinary delights, raffles, silent auction, games, and the ever-popular Brainerd Fire Fighters serving tea & coffee and taking pictures. Proceeds from the event benefit our women’s mentoring program,  Side by Side Read stories in our blog on how your support is changing lives in our Brainerd Lakes Area . Grab a friend and get ready for our best year yet! Click here to save your spot and purchase a ticket now!

Community ACEs Presentation

Our next Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) presentation will be on Monday, March 11th from 5:30am-8pm . A free meal and free childcare will be provided! Click here to register and for more information.
Marcy's Moment

Marcy and Ken had recently been awarded custody of their six-year-old granddaughter, Ava. In her short six years with her mother, Ava’s life had been full of turbulence and danger, which meant that parenting Ava was a challenge, even though she was now safe...