November 2016
As Thanksgiving approaches each year, the Hillcrest Children's Home campus of COMPACT Family Services anxiously prepares a team of dedicated workers for a unique harvest. These workers make the scenic drive to Herreid, South Dakota to join the Rueb family and others in partnership with the International Ministry Network (formerly known as the German District of the Assemblies of God). Preparations are made year round for the one day to process beef and pork donations that this district faithfully provides our campus.
As the morning sun breaches the Dakota horizon, the processing begins and continues until all of the meat has been cut, wrapped, labeled and packaged for its long journey back via Convoy of Hope; a faithful partner in this transition of much needed meat for the children and youth at Hillcrest Children's Home and Highlands Maternity Home.
This annual gift began in 1978 and has provided a vital part of our food resource throughout these years.  This year, 10 cows and 30 pigs were provided. 
We truly believe these faithful servants of the North understand that as they give food to these precious residents, they are also giving to a God that loves beyond our understanding and will reward them beyond measure.
In the words of our Food Services Managers, Ervin and Alice Ellsworth, "[The] meat freezer is stocked once again by our great friends in South Dakota! Thank you for the love you've bestowed on this great ministry! We are in continual gratitude throughout the year because of your efforts."

From our entire COMPACT Family to yours, thank you for your continued prayers, love, and support.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

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COMP ACT Christmas is getting closer! The calendar is set for 
Thursday, December 22nd.  
COMP ACT Christmas is the time we come together as a campus and celebrate Christmas.  We celebrate together through special chapel services, a Christmas meal, followed by a time of giving and receiving gifts.  This is an event that would not be possible without our many supporters, community partners, and donors. 
For our current child sponsors, Christmas packets have all been mailed.  If you would like to receive a Christmas packet for a child in need this Christmas, contact our office at 501-262-1660 or email us at 

The easiest way to help this Christmas is by providing donations and gift cards of  ANY amount to  ANY store (Walmart and Visa are always great choices).  Gift cards allow us to fulfill wish lists for our kids and shop specifically.  

Any leftover gift cards after all lists have been fulfilled are used throughout the year for birthdays and special occasions.  
Gift Cards are the gift that keeps on giving!
Gift cards, gifts, or donations can be mailed to us at:
COMPACT Family Services
2325 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR  71901
Indicate your package as "Christmas"

For more info, visit our Christmas Page on our website!!

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

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.

November 3, Kiki* - 18 years
November 11, KayKay* - 16 years
November 17, Hannah* - 16 years 
November 28, Max* - 7 years

December 2, Gregory* - 15 years
December 9, Lily* - 15 years
December 9, Kevin* - 18 years
December 10, Tyler* - 18 years
December 17, Simon* - 18 years
December 20, Nicole* - 17 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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