Donation Challenge!

Greetings Community Partner,

It’s been two years since we opened the first Hosea’s House in the Portland Neighborhood! Wow! We have had the opportunity to serve many women and their children! In two years, through the facilitation of Women’s Fellowship Groups and neighborhood transformation initiatives, Hosea’s House has touched the lives of over 50 women and children.

One family writes,

“Hosea’s House made it possible for my son and myself to feel warmth and comfort during a very difficult time in our lives. This was a safe place for us. I believe that God put us in that house to transform me because if he had not led me there, my son and I would be living a lonely life. They helped me to live my life with a different perspective. I know at anytime they are always there. I prefer to call them my God given family. Thanks to them my relationship with God is better and I am a better person. So, if you ever feel lost or in need of a safe place, with room for spiritual growth, this is the place to go. Beware, you may bump into my crazy son and I on one of our occasional visits. This is my safe place…..Hosea’s House.”

In April, we began a capital campaign to raise $36,072.00 to eliminate the mortgage for Hosea’s House. A local foundation has stepped up to partner with us through a donation of $12,000.00 as a matching gift. Our challenge is to raise $12,000.00 by November 1, 2012.

It is our desire to serve more families holistically. Our work and your support ensure that more families are:

• Provided a safe loving environment that allows them to heal from crisis.
• Provided job skills training and resources to advance their education and employment opportunities.
• Engaged in community involvement and empowerment through outreach, missions and fellowship groups.

Please join us for this challenge and prayerfully consider a financial donation. All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards debt elimination for the ministry; allowing us to serve unconditionally!

It’s time…Hosea 10:12

Teresa Oechsli

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