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.
This week will be one of the most exciting weeks we can have in Family Promise. Two of the current families are moving on from the program.
Did you know the Family Promise day center at one time was a thrift store operated by Plymouth Church, one of our host churches? As a child I remember holding my mother’s hand as she pulled me between the racks of clothing.
I know there are some people that stereotype the word homeless. Homeless just isn’t that person standing on the corner or living under a bridge. Look at the person sitting next to you. Look at that family in the grocery store.