Ruth Harbor Praise and Prayer Requests

Thank you for joining with us in prayer, thanking God for His generous provision and asking for His continued guidance and blessing.

  • TWO healthy babies born in the last week of August/first week of September! Both moms are also doing well.
  • Host home found for an alumnus in great need
  • Positive meeting with the State of Iowa leading to renewing our license as a residential group home
  • Michele, our new counselor, has been able to increase her hours at Ruth Harbor and is already helping our residents.
  • A few individuals has expressed interest in the open staff positions at Ruth Harbor (more are still needed!)
  • The City has granted exceptions/variance for our parking lot project
  • Donated services by our neighbor, Wells & Associates, in pursuing parking lot improvement
  • Several items were recently received from our Wish List including a second mower (upkeep takes much less time with two mowers!)
  • Strong giving received in the month of July, when summer giving is usually lower
  • An unexpected and helpful financial gift was received from the Norwalk Chapter of 100 Men on a Mission
  • One supporting church decided to raise their annual financial contribution for Ruth Harbor
  • Recent opportunities to assist alumni through difficult circumstances

  • Good “heart health” answers to health questions and for a safe pregnancy for a resident
  • Wisdom/discernment in locating a new house parent assistant and additional backup house parents
  • Extra strength for our lead house parents as they juggle extra activity and minimum staff
  • Beth (Development Coordinator) blessed with new position elsewhere; Wisdom in filling this void
  • Planning Your Legacy educational forum to be held September 20
  • Updated van for transporting residents (Both current vehicles are becoming unreliable and have been in and out of the shop recently)
  • Resources and referrals for women who are calling us and we don’t have room to serve them
  • Office infrastructure hurdles to overcome: electrical, WIFI network, new computer needed, needing a screen mounted to a wall, and more
  • Alumni who are parenting + Alumni who have placed for adoption
  • Continued guidance and direction for Board and Staff