And she shall bring forth a son and thou shalt call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins. – Matthew 1:21
In the early 60’s I attended Good News Club one day a week right after school let out. Good News Club was held in the home of a local Pastor and his family. They lived two doors up from us in the village of New London. Good News Club consisted of a Bible story, singing hymns and Bible memory. Matthew 1:21 was my first memory verse. Its deeply ingrained in my mind and in my heart.
Now that I am much older I have come to appreciate the reality of this verse as this gift of salvation has radically changed my life. This gift is the greatest gift ever given. The gift that keeps on giving into eternity.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” John 3:16.
This is our hope that every woman that enters our program will come to know Jesus as their Savior and make Him Lord of their lives. Its not enough just to know “about” Him but one must know Him “personally” in order for life change to happen. Christianity is more than just religion its a personal relationship that impacts your daily life. I have been told that the difference between religion and a relationship is that religion is man reaching up to God trying to earn His favor and a relationship is God coming down to man and accepting Him just as He is. I am so thankful that Jesus accepted me just as I am but he loved me enough that he didn’t leave me there. To know Him is to love him and to love Him is to obey Him. Its then that we see God in action and our faith becomes stronger. Please pray for us as we reach out with the love of Christ to women who need to experience Christ in a fresh new way as they work toward financial stability.
We again thank God for each one of you who continue to support this ministry. We raised over $2,500 at our Christmas at the Oaks Holiday Bazaar and many of you have sent in year end financial donations in which we are grateful for.
If you desire to donate supplies to our ministry this holiday season we are asking for you to consider Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener, Bleach, Bathroom Tissue, Paper Towels, or Dusting spray. We are currently well stocked on personal hygiene items. Thank you!!
We are still accepting resume’s for 2018 Residential House Managers. This is a wonderful opportunity to reside in a beautiful home and no cost to you. We are trusting that God will reveal the right person at the right time. Please call Robin at 484-368-7268 or send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!
The Board of Directors of the Oaks Ministry wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas as together we celebrate the greatest gift ever given, the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord!!!
Robin Martin, President