Last week I received a beautiful Hallmark card and I’m sharing it’s message with you.
It is a reminder that life is sometimes hard but when we are rooted in Christ, we will be able to withstand any problem we encounter and will come out victorious!!
“THE OAK TREE” A Message of Encouragement
A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole the oak tree’s leaves away. Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark, until the oak was tired and stark. But still the oak tree held its ground, while other trees fell all around. The weary wind gave up and spoke, “How can you still be standing, Oak?” The Oak tree said, “I know that you can break each branch of mine in two, Carry every leaf away, Shake my limbs, and make me sway. But I have roots stretched in the earth, Growing stronger since my birth. You’ll never touch them, for you see, They are the deepest part of me. Until today, I wasn’t sure Of just how much I could endure. But now I’ve found, with thanks to you, I’m stronger than I ever knew”.
Isaiah 61:3…..and they shall be called “Oaks of Righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor”.
Thank-you to the ladies who are co-hosting a tea party in April to help raise funds for our ministry. We have spaces available in June. If interested in helping us out, please call and make your reservation soon. 484-368-7268
Saturday, May 20th, 11 AM we are planning a Ladies Luncheon at the Melrath Residence in Nottingham. Theme: Portraits of Women This is about women coming together to help women. This is a private party and seating is limited. We still have 3 tables of four left that are in need of a sponsor. All proceeds benefit The Oaks Ministry. Call 484-368-7268 for more information.
We are looking for a few more ladies to serve on a Financial Team to help our residents, in addition to a few ladies to be an assistant to our manager and spend a few hours week with our residents at our Waterway location while our manager, Paula is working her part-time job. All positions are on a volunteer basis.
Mark your calendar for an upcoming yard sale on September 8th and 9th. We will be accepting donations. More information to come.
We currently have openings in our program for women in need of transitional housing and faith based support services. Applications on on our House Policy and Procedure page of this website.
The Oaks Ministry Team Thanks all of you for your prayers and your support!!