When summer arrives in the South, it affects everyone and everything. Blistering hot days, pesky mosquitoes, and afternoon thunderstorms become the norm. I have a new regard for those who work outside and count it a huge blessing that I don’t!
Typically, this time of year means we slow down, maybe take a few days off, and relax a little bit. But at the Alpha Center, with the move to a new location just behind us, new opportunities have come to light. The ministry has three new client advocates in training, a new post abortion recovery leader has come to Alpha from Florida, labor and delivery group classes will start in July and an expanded abstinence curriculum will be offered in five area schools this fall. As if that weren’t enough, a 5K Run benefiting the Alpha Women’s Resource Center is scheduled in Jackson on August 3rd (See below for more information).
In every instance, much prayer has preceded each of these opportunities. God is truly enlarging His territory and brothers and sisters in Christ are responding to the needs of this ministry. As God’s Word and His amazing gift of salvation is planted deep in the lives of Alpha’s clients, there is no limit to what the future holds. The prophet Isaiah’s words to the Israelites, applies to this ministry as well:
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 (NIV)
As supporters of the Alpha Women’s Resource Center, please continue to pray with us that God’s will be done. Your prayers, financial gifts and acts of kindness are the treasured resources that make a difference for LIFE.
For God’s Glory,