Friday, April 22, 2011

Raining Hope Yard Sale & United Way

Thank you for your prayers for our Disaster Relief training last weekend! We certified 86 students and staff in our first Collegiate Division of the California Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief training! For me to have CBU and CSBCDR together…it is like a dream come true! I had a good response in the introduction to chaplaincy! I was encouraged by the student’s interest & the desire to serve!

ISP Students: Thank you for your prayers for the students. Their final deadline for all of their funds for the June 1-22, 2011 trip is next Friday, April 29th. We have raised 85% of the needed funds! We are confident that all the funds will come in!

Raining Hope Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Where: The Miskel home
8823 Denver Street, Ventura 93004
Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 noon
Would you please consider participating with us?

1. Ask the Lord, along with us, to provide all that is needed.
2. Donate your YARD SALE items to Raining Hope. Contact Carol John at
3. Come to the YARD SALE on Saturday, April 30th! Receive many hugs, a cup of coffee, maybe a muffin or two and see if there are any “treasures” you just can’t pass up.

United Way
California State employees now have the opportunity to donate to Raining Hope through the United Way! A donor may give a one-time contribution, or give throughout the year via a payroll deduction through the California State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSECC). If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this opportunity, just call the United Way donor service line at (888) 863-6466 and tell them you'd like to choose Raining Hope, Incorporated as your designated charity!

The children of Raining Hope Children’s Home wish you a very Happy Easter. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:57-58



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rain, ISP & Disaster Relief

Thank you for your prayers!

It rained consistently for almost 3 weeks in Uganda! I just looked up the weather report, and after about a week of clear weather, the rain is starting up again! Our God is good.

Here is a report from Raining Hope Children’s Home in Uganda. “I realize that everything is high in prices (in Uganda), but praise God that we have never lacked. The kids have enough food on the table. They are in school and everybody is happy. This is because of your great effort out there trying very hard to see that the kids are happy. I am very appreciative on the behalf of all our kids. Thank you very much. Please thank all of our sponsors who give generously to our ministry. Let them know that we appreciate them all so much.”

Thanks to everyone for your prayers, support and love for our children.

I wanted to report on the status of my ISP CBU team! A few weeks ago, I was close to losing half of my team because of lack of finances. I am very happy to report that I still have all 10 of my students! Currently our team has raised 85% of the funds needed! Praise the Lord for answered prayer! Thank you for your support!

Their final deadline for raising the funds is April 29th. They will need to have their full amount in by that date. I challenged the students to pray that their finances would come in this week! Why wait until the 29th!? We want to spend the final few weeks of training not focused on the need of funds, but preparing spiritually and for the task. We are praying for the miraculous!

I would also ask that you pray for me this weekend. This Saturday, April 16th, from 8:30 am-4:00 pm, we have a very special event at CBU. We are having the very first Collegiate Division of the California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Training! Please be in prayer for the whole event. We want to cover the event in prayer. I will be working with Chuck Clayton of the CSBCDR to conduct the orientation. Chuck will then do training in cleanup & recovery. I will be doing an introduction into chaplaincy. We have close to 100 signed up for the training!

As we approach Easter, our prayer is that your Easter would truly be a life-changing experience this year! You are making a difference in the lives of others. Thank you for your prayers and your love.