It has been a while since we last let you know what Friendship House is up to. Since the last blog we have experienced the Strawberry Festival, more Up2HOPE Fun Days, the start of our summer program for Up2HOPE, the Southern Baptist Convention, and of course......SUMMER! It has been extremely hot and humid this year. We ask for your prayers in a safe, fun and hurricane-free summer.
The fun never stops here - no matter the season. I mentioned to one of our Up2HOPE girls that I was trying to write a blog and she decided that she would write it for me. It was great to see how she views the summer program. She basically said it was "awesome" and "cool." For those that may not be familiar with our summer program we call Up2HOPE, it is an intensive preventative program geared for girls ages 8 and up. We want to encourage girls in our community to dream and reach beyond their circumstances. We are able to offer this camp for free because of your generous contributions. The HOPE stands for Helping Others Prepare and Equip. We want the girls to be part of a community that assists them in preparing for adulthood in a positive way.
Please continue to pray for the girls that attend, we have registered 62 girls for the summer. Our theme is Fearless. The remaining 3 weeks will discuss the Fear of the Unknown and the Fear of Success and Failure. We want our girls to know that God has a plan for them even if the world tells them otherwise.
Pray also for our other ministries as we continue to serve over 200 people a week through snack packs, hygiene kits, showers, and clothing. Pray that we would be Jesus to everyone who we have an opportunity to come in contact with.
Pray for the families in our transitional housing program. Pray they would be encouraged during this time and would seek the plans God has for their lives.
We always appreciate your support through your prayers, giving, and service.