December 1, 2016

Psalms 103:2 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”  As we transition out of this time of Thanksgiving, let us not forget all the blessings and benefits of being in a relationship with the Lord Jesus.  May we praise the Lord for all he has done for us through his Son Jesus Christ.

I wanted to thank you for your support of the work here at Serving You. We operate out of faith through faithful givers like you. Please know that we are seeing the Lord do some greats things here and we want you to be a continued part of it. Here are a few highlights:

  • 9 salvations including 6 during our recent Sports Reach trip to the correctional facilities in Florida
  • 5 graduates of WorkFaith Bham ready to obtain employment soon. The average graduate makes $20k during their first year of employment.
  • 2 Financial Peace graduates
  • 11 men traveled and played softball in 3 different prisons in Florida. It is amazing to see the difference a few games of softball can make to a group of men. Matt 25:36 "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
  • Dinner served to 75 at Oliver Elementary for Community Network Night
  • Served with our partners at Oak Tree Ministries to collect toys & volunteer with their Christmas Shop for the Bible Club Children of Marks Village. 
  • Food assistance: 131 families with 387 individuals
  • Financial assistance: $9,531.56

Our Christmas decorations exchange shop is now open! This was a big hit last year for families to grab a few items to decorate their homes for the holidays. If you have decorations that you would like to donate you can drop them off at SYM Mon-Thurs 8-4 or at NorthPark on the cart in the cafe lobby. 

Don’t forget if you donate to your local Jimmie Hale Mission Possible Thrift Store and mention Serving You, we receive gift cards to give to clients in need.

Merry Christmas!
John Gibson