Praise

A resident delivered a healthy baby girl; both mom & baby are doing well!

A resident earned her HiSet (high school equivalency) credential.

A new partnership with Freedom for Youth (link) is enhancing our resident programming.

We are amazed and grateful for the way God uses various individuals and groups to meet needs:

  •          A couple donated a reliable vehicle that went to a resident who had saved for one.
  •          2 churches sent teams to each of our homes to complete yard clean-up projects.
  •          Another church provided machinery & manpower to complete a big landscaping project.
  •          A church collected & delivered needed Wish List items (link).
  •          Teenage sisters volunteered time by deep cleaning our Des Moines office.
  •          A ministry partner blessed our new moms with “first-year bags,” baby items for a year!
  •          A local food pantry donated baby food, oatmeal, formula, and diapers.

Basic details for the Nov 11 fundraising banquet are in place (venue, speaker, theme, etc.).

God-given discernment to our leadership team regarding next expansion steps for client needs.

Several staff members are getting some well-deserved vacation days over the summer months.


Prayer

Employment opportunity still needed for a resident.

Vehicles (by donation or for purchase) are needed for 2 additional residents.

A resident who is still considering her decision of parenting or placing her baby.

Good health for our current residents, babies, and staff.

Continued progress for a former resident adapting to her new location, program, and home.

Staff relationship-building with residents.

For potential residents of God’s choosing that we can serve.

The likely potential of adding new board members in the near future.

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

A larger project at RH Dsm is being considered by a company.

Our leadership team as they cast a vision for the ministry and continue developing/guiding.