Monday, January 14, 2013

New Year - New Life Changing Opportunities

 The New Year is in full swing and ministries at Friendship House are as well. Since our last post, we have had our annual Fall Fest and Thanksgiving Meal.  Each were awesome opportunities to spend with our community. Great conversations were shared at both events. We were able to provide a safe environment to learn about the needs of  our community and also meet those needs.

Through churches and individuals, Christmas was made very special for several families that we have connected with. We appreciate those that gave presents and made Christmas special for families in our community.

Currently, we are focusing on praying with others for Superbowl and Mardi Gras events around our city. During major tourist events, like the Superbowl, the demand for the exploitation of people goes up. It affects women and children in a big way. Baptist Friendship House is committed to advocating on the victims' behalf through much prayer, training, and outreach. Please visit our Facebook page for daily prayer requests leading up to the Superbowl. You can also visit the FreeNOLA website for more information.

Please continue to pray with us and for us as we reach out to our community. Pray as women come for showers, clothing, and GED preparations, pray they would see hope and compassion in action. Pray for staff as we prepare for the activities surrounding Superbowl and Mardi Gras. Pray for our community as we continue to minister to them. Pray for families we connect with to find stability financially through employment and spiritually by coming face to face with Jesus.

Below are some recent pictures of events held at Friendship House:

Kay and some of the 'big' kids playing a game at Fall Fest
One of our Up2HOPE girls writing a Christmas Card
PJ giving (and getting) some love at Thanksgiving. (He also liked all the plates he licked)
The serving line for Thanksgiving

We want to express our thanks for all who have supported us. Thank you for being a part of the ministry here in New Orleans. We appreciate all the prayers and support you give.