Thanks to Elaine Rice, President of the North Central PA Area Team, for sending in the Area Annual Ministry Update and Area Annual Ministry Action Plan. As each report comes in from across the United States, we enjoy reading what has taken place in the last year, as well as, the plans for the coming year.
When Rachel Brown, President of South Hill, VA Community Lighthouse (SHACL) sent in a copy of the Lighthouse Ministry Minutes Update, we were amazed to see the impact South Hill is making in their community. We wanted to share their good news with you.
Some of the ways the Parkersburg, WV Community Lighthouse has impacted their community is by taking time to minister to families who are experiencing extreme times of need. The team has taken food, helped with cleaning, and even built ramps for those who needed them.
Jean Priest wanted officers to know that there was someone who was praying for them and would welcome particular requests from them for any challenges there were facing. From this, the Aglow Adopt-a-Cop program began.
Years ago, Linda Jones, Director of the US Field, said that even though a Lighthouse might close, it still stands in the Spirit waiting for leaders to come back and occupy the territory again. This is exactly what happened in Reedsport, Oregon.
When Priscilla Weaver, President of West Virginia Area Team, sent in the Evidence of Transformation form, we were delighted to see the many ways the Lighthouses in West Virginia have been reaching out into their communities and we wanted to showcase their activities.
Recently the North East Pennsylvania Area Team shared exciting activities that three of their Lighthouses have been involved in. Even though many of their Lighthouses had not been able to meet because of local restrictions, these three Lighthouses keep their feet on the ground in moving forward to reach out with a hand up to those suffering in their communities.
The day of the Yuma Colorado Lighthouse meeting Cheryl Newbanks had an unscheduled visit from the young man who washes her windows on the outside. He shared that several clients had fired him because of political views opposing his own.
In a recent conversation with DeeAnna Currie, Area President of Kansas North, Shelly Morales, Central Regional Director, related a powerful report to us of what a Neighborhood Lighthouse in Olathe, KS is doing. We are excited to share this report with you.
2020 has certainly been a busy year for Stuart Aglow and the Southeast North Florida Area. God has given us the vision, the ability and the opportunity to step out into our communities this past year in a number of ways, even in the midst of all the uncertainty that came with 2020.
Recently, Rita Gorski, President of Orange County Area Team in California, shared a touching testimony of how she uses the prayer written in the Area Digest for her job description. This special prayer has helped her navigate her way as the new Area President.