November Reflections from Dana
Family Promise works with families, only families. This distinction signifies the community that permeates every single aspect of what we do, and the love that is moved into community action in our midst.
A few minutes ago I sat down to talk with a young mom about how we would make sure children and their parents get a good dinner here at church. She’s just signed up to become the first Family Promise Meal Coordinator for Plymouth Church here in Des Moines, Iowa.
Recently I was talking with one of our adorable young new guests.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How about cleaning and painting the interior of 2 homes – to get them move in ready for graduate family promise guests? We have generously been given the use of 2 properties for transitional/temporary housing and are working this Saturday to help get them ready for families! …Details
What a difference a week makes in this organization! The beginning of this beautiful fall month we had 4 families, and 15 people.
There is a glow in a happy home. It can be felt in the eye-to-eye gaze of people, secure.
It’s the truth. I cannot believe that I am not only a part of this wonderful organization, but I actually get to work here!!
There are days for all of us where we find ourselves feeling completely overloaded, completely washed out and spent by the daily stresses, hectic pace of life, demands put on us by family obligations, work, bills, friends, even from our faith communities.