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No eye has seen…

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” As we continue to press on through the surprises and struggles of opening our 1st home, I am reminded of this promise. If we truly love Him, if we truly trust Him, we can rely and rest in the fact that he has a plan and has prepared the way. We must only continue to walk with Him through it all, and rely on His unfailing love. The struggle is real – but His love is greater! I must only believe it as deep down as I need to on the hardest day to persevere alongside Him. Join us for a sneak peak of our home and prayer on August 11th! Elevatehopehouse.org/dayofprayer

 

“The thief comes…”

“The thief comes…” There are days where I feel overwhelmed in trying to do Kingdom work. Mom work. Work work. Wife work. And so much more “work.” I feel as though I simply am not enough, or that God called the wrong person for His vision. Thankfully, this verse reminds me that “the thief” is at work every time I feel disheartened, or not good enough, or believe in the words others closest to me say out of anger or frustration. This pain is the work of the thief. He comes to kill and destroy, but my identity is in Christ alone! He is the opinion and the strength that matters most. I am thankful for this reminder this morning. For a team that believes in the same vision and is working alongside me to renovate a home so we can support young moms and their kids through a journey to self-sufficiency, and shutting out the thief’s lies, in order to believe God’s truth about His love for them. Join us on August 11th! Elevatehopehouse.org/dayofprayer

Whatever you do…

“Whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart…” Sometimes the road seems arduous, and unclear. Sometimes the road is well-paved and provides great direction. And other times, the road can seem clear, but take unpredictable twists and turns along the way. Each of our Board of Directors continues to witness this first hand in both their personal lives, and as a team, as we work to open Elevate’s doors come October. Join us for a day of prayer on August 11th, and consider giving as well so we can support young moms and their children in our community with our whole heart! Just $25 will provide a new set of sheets for a young mom’s new bed – a concept that might be gift in and of itself after sleeping on a couch, while pregnant, or even a floor. Join us! Elevatehopehouse.org/dayofprayer

Those who seek Him…

“Those who seek me, find me…” Over the weekend the bedroom closets for the young moms moving in started to go up! I am reminded of Fervent Prayer and the importance of having a quiet place to seek Him. When we seek Him, we find Him… How often do we start our day without seeking Him in the business of life? How often do we feel empowered to go about our day of our own strength? For me, this is more often than I care to admit, but this verse reminds me, challenges me, instills in me, the reminder of the importance of starting my day with Him first so that I can be equipped with Him to fight the battles that lie ahead of me in the day to come. These young moms will have closets that are all their’s. A quiet place to seek Him if they choose before starting their day of learning and growing on the path to self-sufficiency through Christ! Join us August 11th! Elevatehopehouse.org/dayofprayer

Encourage one another…

“Encourage one another…” This morning I am reminded of how important encouragement of one another truly is in our each and every day. Even when someone appears to be just fine, we all have a little brokenness inside. A kind word can do wonders. Holding one’s tongue when frustrated can make or break a person’s day. We are called to be encouragers. I am excited for our Future Residential Housing Advocate. A Christian Mom choosing to encourage the young moms that move into our house each and every day by literally living alongside them. What a blessing for our ministry. Want to learn more? Reach out today, and be sure to get your sneak peak of our home on August 11th! Elevatehopehouse.org/dayofprayer

Less than a month away!

“Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving…” We are just under a month away from our August 11th Day of Prayer with just over $9K to raise towards our needs for our new home! Thank you to those that have already blessed us through your financial gift! We are thankful for your support, both in prayer and financial of our mission! Sign up for Day of Prayer is NOW OPEN!! Come see the house before doors officially open, and pray!

Psalm 95:2
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We are in the middle of demolition, plans are coming into place, and God’s direction is becoming clearer and clearer with each nail removed and pipe realigned. As we continue on this home being blessed for these young families, it is with a full heart we also remember that each room is being prepared to train up these littles and their moms in the way of the Lord. One of our greatest gifts will be to share His love with the next generation in a positive, influential, and kind way.

Being crushed for my preservation….

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
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If you know me at all, you know know that I absolutely love Lysa Terkerust. This very early morning, I woke up from a dream that was a little too real, and potentially God sent. As I turn through pages of devotions, I am reminded of Lysa’s words around an “olive tree.” For the olive to be edible, “it has to go through a lengthy process that includes: washing, breaking, soaking, sometimes salting, and waiting some more. It is a lengthy process to be cured of bitterness and prepared for usefulness.” At the end, an olive must be “crushed,” but it isn’t the end for the olive… “Crushing is the way of preservation for the olive. It’s also the way to get what’s most valuable, the oil, out of the olive. Keeping this perspective is how we can be troubled on every side yet not distressed … pressed to the point of being crushed but not crushed and destroyed.” I am thankful that the Lord continues to guide me through my moments, both past and present, of being “crushed,” and reminds me when I need Him to most that He is with me in the trials, will use them for His purpose, as well as my preservation.

Faith…

“Faith is the Substance of things hoped for; the Evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 As we work to demo and remodel the home and seek $10K by our 1st Day of Prayer, we want to share insight into our biggest expense that simply cannot be fully donated – no matter how big the heart God brings to our door. A septic system. Not a “fun” fundraising marketing goal (believe me, I struggle with this!), but an extremely necessary purchase and “must” in order to open doors in October. We are in final stages with a local business on a bid for $15k, which is a significant amount of our current budget. We are prayerful to raise this money over the next month, and ask you to pray as well! God is moving! Have a wonderful day! Elevatehopehouse.org/dayofprayer

July is here!

“The name of the Lord is a STRONG TOWER; The righteous run to it, and are safe.” – Proverbs 18:10

July is here! And we are underway at Elevate! As we continue to renovate and demo the lower level to create safe and warm bedrooms for our young moms and their kids come October. We have also been working on remodeling the kitchen, as well as freshening up the Living Room! A little paint can energize even the most overwhelming of days and projects! Have you donated to our $10K Frame yet? Check it out! Elevatehopehouse.org/donations/dayofprayer