Author: Melinda

your story

Your story will one day be someone’s strategy.
Have you ever thought about why God put you on this Earth? Why you have walked the path you have walked? Why you have stumbled and been lifted up by Him in some of the toughest moments? You are not alone.
All of us have a story. Many of us work hard to give the credit of our story to God, rather than take the credit as our own. His plan for each of us is to bear fruit. To show His love to others through actions – to be significant in His eyes, rather than successful in the eyes of the world.
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” John 15:8 (NIV)

How are you following His calling? How are you bearing fruit? Do you have a story that hasn’t been told? Do you have a story that will be someone’s strategy – this week? This month? This year?

Maybe you desire to share your story, but you are scared to take that first step. Then it is time to get on your knees, and ask Him – Father, who do you want me to share my story with today? Make me significant in your eyes, not successful in the eyes of the world. Use me.
Elevate Hope House is always looking for volunteers that God has called to share their stories with our families. Whether you like to cook and want to teach our families how to prepare your favorite meal, or you love to hold babies so one of our moms can have a self-care moment – God is calling you today. Perhaps God is calling you into an even more committed role as a Family Advocate – to share your story, and truly make it one of our mom’s strategies for success out of her current chapter.
Whatever your calling, listen – listen today and act on it.
#calling #prayer #strategy #yourstory #significance #faithoverfear #endinghomelessness

Philippians 2:13

“It is God who works in you… to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13) Thank You for giving me the courage to say yes to your call.Give me discernment, and grace me with Your presence along the way. #roadlesstraveled #faith #notbysight #standingonthepromises #conquerors #grit #endinghomelessness

#christmaseve2020

THANK YOU! We are OVERWHELMED by all of the support and generosity by so many of you! @st_patricks_mn @oakhavenchurch @northgate_church_minnesota
@cornerstonechurchmn

So many gifts under the tree which is super exciting for the littles, but most importantly, so many faith-driven hearts that have given these gifts to show how much Christ loves each of them…

Our families are going to have a Christmas very different from those in their past… Some are missing family this year, some are thankful for new beginnings… Some amazing things have happened even during. Year like 2020, and we cannot wait to see what 2021 brings!

Merry Christmas!!

#seasonofgiving #heisthereason #faithful #presents #jesusisborn #endinghomelessness #endingyouthhomelessness

#thankful 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!! This time last year we were in construction mode for our first home! And when the pandemic began, no one knew how our first home would open – how we would receive referrals for our home… No one, that is, but God!! Supporters like you ensured that we would be able to house 3 families for this Thanksgiving! Believers like you ensured our families have a fabulous meal today prepared by hearts that care about their stories to enjoy together! We just love our Veggie Tales – Junior said it best, a thankful heart is a happy heart – so thank you from the bottom of our’s! #thanksgiving #thankfulforfamily #thankfulhearts #thankyoujesus #give #endinghomelessness