Thursday, October 21, 2010

Focused Fellowship Review

This past Monday a group of 13 ladies met to encourage each other as we each walk through the journey of fostering and/or adoption. Each family has a little different story, each is at a different stage in the process but each has a heart to follow the Lord in caring for orphans. For some of these ladies this is their first experience in raising a child, for others they are blending a family of biological and adopted children, some thought their families were complete and the Lord showed them His heart in a new way.

After a short devotion on II Timothy 2 we introduced ourselves and the conversation took off from there. There was much laughter, a few tears, and each one received encouragement. What a great way to support each person's family.

I have heard that the mom sets the tone for the family. So as we spur one another on we are ministering to an entire family. As a mom as I am refreshed I am better able to love on and serve my family.

We would love to encourage each of you on your journey. To pray for these ladies is a priviledge and to get to know each one a delight.

Join us on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. For now we will continue to meet at Monica's home as it's location seems to work for many. No need to RSVP, just come.

An Orphan Event: United 4 Orphans::2010

November 6th, 6:30pm at Grace Church - Morton, IL

A time of worshipping God and praying for the orphan crisis in the world. A opportunity to support projects in ZIway.

Ethiopia Live Band: "They Came Running". Dynamic guest speaker/testimonials.

Dessert and Gobena Coffee will be served.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Focused Fellowship

Focused Fellowship
for ladies

Please note the location is the same as last month. If you would be willing to host a Focused Fellowship at your home, east or west side of river, please contact Monica or Amy.

Date: Monday, October 18

Time: 7pm

Place: Monica Lonergan's home, 1111 W. Burnside Dr., Peoria, IL

No need to RSVP just show up.

Format - Adoptive/foster mom will share a short devotion on what the Lord is teaching her lately. Followed by a time of sharing and prayer. Of course there is always a sweet dessert.

Any questions call Amy @ 266-1635 or Monica @ 303-7965.