We have been blessed to be included in the Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer. Many have sent cards, donations, commented on social networks, and have called to say they have been praying. We appreciate the prayers, the support, and kind words from everyone.
We appreciate all the prayers and volunteers in regards to human trafficking during Super Bowl 2013 and Mardi Gras. Girls were rescued and traffickers arrested. This issue requires all of us working together to make a difference. Thank you for helping us change our world.
Through your prayers and support the ministry at Friendship House continues to thrive. In March a group of volunteers from a local church hosted a "luau" with our Up2HOPE girls. They had a blast making necklaces and playing games. We also had volunteers help with Community Bible Study and prayer walks. We celebrated birthdays Friendship House style with good food and fun.
Now that April is here, we are getting ready for our annual Health Fair on Saturday, April 6. This event is important for our community. We are able to provide needed medical screenings and referrals. We believe that God cares about our spiritual health as well as our physical health, during the health fair we are able to minister to both.
Please continue to pray for our families as they seek employment and affordable housing. Pray for our summer missionaries as the begin to prepare to have a life changing experience in our community and leading our summer program, Up2HOPE. Summer missionaries arrive May 30 and Up2HOPE begins June 4.
Again, we cannot express how grateful we are for your prayers and you support. It is overwhelming (in a great way!) the number of emails, cards, and calls from people saying they are praying for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of the ministry of meeting needs in our community.