What’s the cost?

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What is the cost of providing transformational housing for a homeless single mother and her children?

$25.50

For one mother for one day

We are lead to Psalms 25:5

guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

 

What is the cost to provide housing for a mother and her children in The Bridge to Hope?  $25.50

 

What can you do with $25.50 a day?  What The Bridge to Hope does with $25.50 is provide one family one day of housing where they receive guidance by a mentoring team, taught the truth that is found in the Word of God, giving hope – for one day.

 

We would ask you to support a B2H family for one day out of each month.

 

$25.50 a day times 30 days (one month) equals $765.  That is how much it costs to house a B2H mom and her children each month.  That is how much we are asking.  Pledge $25.50 each month and support a mother for just one day.

 

We are prayerful 29 additional families, 29 other bible studies, 29 further groups, 29 other missions would also give that special $25.50 to B2H, and the housing needs for one family would be taken care of.

 

The Bridge to Hope ministers to each B2H family one day at a time.  We invite you to invest in one day a month in the life of just one of our families.

Mail your pledge today!

WASH ME AND I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW

Pure Heart

Recently the B2H Church teams joined their B2H moms in the cleaning and washing of all their things.   As we were doing the many loads of wash, the song, “Whiter Than Snow” was going through my mind.

Yes, it was good to help our moms wash and clean their apartments and their belongs, but we all have the promise that we can be washed and cleansed from our sins.

There are many verses in the Bible that speak of being clean or cleansed, so we were performing a physical task that we are able to experience spiritually as well.

These verses also come to mind:  Psalm 19:9, “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.”

Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God.”

The verse that inspired the hymn writer is Psalm 51:7, “Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.”

As we cleaned and washed with our moms, we were able to experience the joy that comes from having all things clean and fresh.

Written by Bethany Bible Team Member, Evogene

If you would like to learn how to become a volunteer on a church team, becoming a mentor who sharing daily with our B2H mothers the hope and that they can be washed and cleansed from their past, contact The Bridge to Hope today.

In the next 14 days let’s all invite someone to our Journey to Hope fundraising to fill the empty chair!

Open Chair

In the next 14 days let’s all invite someone to our Journey to Hope fundraising to fill the empty chair!

Just think of how God can use you to help a family in their journey from homelessness to wholeness by inviting others to join you in supporting The Bridge to Hope.  Their first step could be by attending The Journey to Hope!

What if no one had the courage to invite you!

There is always hope-251688 (4)

Click here to register!

 

Jesus said,

“For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me. ’
“Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you? ’
“And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.”
Matthew 42-45

Allow God to take care of all your scary stuff!

Halloween

Allow God to take care of all your scary stuff

Things change. There were at least three important days on the calendar that were so important that people devoted the eve of those days in preparing their hearts that they might celebrate them with the right attitude. These special evenings were New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve, and All Saints Day Eve, which came to be called Hallowed Eve or Halloween. Typically Christians would hold special services for these events.

 

All Saints Day, which is celebrated on November 1st, was basically the Church’s Memorial Day, a day when Christians remembered the saints, martyrs, and other heroes of the faith. In preparation of heart for this came Halloween, with its church services held all over the Christian world. Like so many things the original focus was lost and Halloween took on a completely new character. These saints they were celebrating were “dead” saints, and people began focusing on the dead, including such things as ghosts, witches, and other scary things, until you have or present day Halloween.

 

One wonders why anyone would focus on the negative and scary aspects of something that was of itself good. Yet people are prone to do just that. Rather than focus on the good things or the good people have done, we get fixated on the negative. Focusing on the negative only drags one down into despair and defeat. We need to learn from our defeats, but not dwell on them. Rather we need to look forward and focus on the positive and on positive change. In the past people looked at the positive examples of the Saints. The best saintly example one could have, of course, is Jesus Christ himself.

 

At Bridge to Hope we challenge our single mothers who are seeking to turn from despair and defeat to focus on Christ. As a result they are no longer dwelling on their defeats but moving forward to positive life changes. The difference has been dramatic. We are witnessing great reformation. Did you know that Halloween day is also Reformation Day! That was the day when Christians launched a campaign to turn the Church from its deteriorated state to move in a positive forward direction.

Written by Jerry Wibberly, B2H Board member and team member of Bethany Bible church

 

Thank you all who make every day Reformation Day in the lives of our B2H mothers.

We say, Happy Halloween, and we pray you let God take care of all your scary stuff.