Happy Valentine’s Day!  Lots of love is showered towards family promise.  Love on all days, not only on this fun day of focus on hearts and love, but LOVE 365 days each year.  We are approaching our 5th Anniversary in October of serving families in Lawrence.  The original founders in Lawrence opened the doors before the first snow fall in October, 2008.  That is over 39,420 hours of LOVE showered over families in Lawrence since opening.  That is the impact of lives for over 40 families served and now in permanent housing.  That is what a community of people can do through true LOVE.
As I’m sitting here, I have a little 1 year old, playing with valentines and stickers.  She cannot talk yet, but her eyes tell me she knows love.  She smiles with her eyes, not just her mouth.  She is a confident, well loved, beautiful child.  This past weekend, she and her family had reached an end to their plans of staying with friends and families, and were not sure of next steps.  While eating dinner at LINK on Sunday, they spoke to Greg, and Greg spoke to my husband, who was serving LINK on Sunday afternoon with a group of 17 awesome Baker University students, and now this family is in the Family Promise…surrounded by love, surrounded by loving people, and surrounded by God’s love.  Will it help?
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance”.  1Cor 13:7 (NLT)
Will it last?
“Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love – and the greatest of these is love” 1Cor13:13 (NLT)
Thank you for your love and service for the families in Family Promise.  Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and LOVE WELL!

Day Center Needs:
Laundry Detergent
Dryer sheets
Body wash
Toilet Paper