Praise

4 moms and 3 children arrived a RHM, the most ever in a 3-week period of time.

Young Mom’s Camp that RHM sponsors for residents was not able to be held this year, but with a generous donation from a staff member, the residents experienced a “Pamper Me Day” that included breakfast, a nail salon, shopping, a special tea, and devotional.

No illnesses or virus to date for any residents or staff team members.

Several tangible gifts have been contributed to RHM over the past few weeks.

One damaged tree was the extent of property damage from the recent derecho storm; Valley Disaster Relief (link) once again contributed services to repair the tree and remove debris.

Food Bank of Iowa donated 2 full pallets of paper towels, meeting an immediate need.

Several churches have expressed interest in engaging RHM through invitations to present, outreach, referrals, and volunteer opportunities.

A daycare owner donated several cribs and an activity table for children.

God has met our financial needs so far in 2020.


Prayer

A maternity resident with limited activity for the duration of her pregnancy.

Adjustment time for our several new residents; to group home life and to each other.

A resident’s son has been hospitalized for strep infection.

Transition and team-building for our new Program Director and Direct Services Team.

Health for our current residents, babies, and staff amid this pandemic.

Relationship-building with residents; that the hearts and spirits of our residents will be uplifted.

A second resident is seeking a vehicle to purchase.

For our direct services staff as they serve an increased number of clients.

A local business group is looking for ways to engage & is considering a financial contribution.

Pray for Volunteer needs (link): drivers and office custodian.

Staffing need (link): House Parent Assistant (Des Moines).

Staff members as they prepare to host AND attend the National Christian Housing Conference.

As God leads, our Board desires to add additional members to their team.

Staff as they engage and work together; for continued unity and effectiveness.

As a result of recent growth and a tight economy, growth needed in financial support.

Wisdom & guidance as we plan our first-ever Virtual Fundraising Event that, for this year, will replace our annual Fundraising Banquet. Underwriters currently being recruited.