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NAVAJO H20; Winter 2012
This winter, a team from The Refuge traveled by car to the Navajo Nation serve in outreach ministry. They went armed with chain saws and axes to cut much needed firewood for the elders, widows, and other families with no access to fire wood to heat their homes during the bitter cold winter season. Our team of 3 young men, our pastor and her husband, we blessed to meet hand serve many families. There was a day that they spent repairing a home by replacing a broken window an patching the roof and holes in the outer walls. And a couple of mornings on which they were blessed to help on a new church on the reservation. Our Navajo H2O team will be traveling again this summer to help with installation of wells and community gardens for people who have no running water and travel for many miles to collect water which is often contaminated. We all appreciate your prayers and support.
Our Community Gardens at Lexington's Old Mill/The Refuge are sponsored by some of the merchants at Lexington's Old Mill. We are very pleased to share with you that though the gardens are a blessing to the merchants who basically live at work, they are also a blessing to many needy families in the area. Some of the boxes sponsored here are 100% for the needy. Our youth and other volunteers water, care for, and harvest the vegetables. We have delivered the vegetables to those who have no transportation. Rev. Larry is adamant about seeing to it that the gardens are watered, and Pastor Davanna helps the plants on the trellis, and offers helpful information to the other merchants who also have gardens. Visitors to the Old Mill admire and visit the gardens daily.
Below are a few testimonies and "Thank You's" from our recipients:
"thank you so much for the veges , god bless you"
"thank you, we have been scavenging for food"
"thank you! these are the first fresh vegetables I've had in a long time, I can't wait to get in the kitchen!"
The Sponsors of these 100% Organic Square Foot Garden Boxes are:
Laban Chappell: Community Garden Box
The Water Shed: Fellowship Box
Cross Fit Iron Mary's: Shared Box
Bella Riley Salon: Shared Box
The Refuge: Community Box
The Cotton Grill: Restaurant Box
The Refuge hosted a clothing outreach at the beginning of June. We were blessed to be able t supply clothing to about 200 people in less than 2 days. We were especially blessed to be able to lend a listening ear, and offer prayer and God's love with many. Below are a few comments and testimonies. And YES, we will do this again before school starts. Watch for our Back to School event.
"Thank you so much. People who know us dont relize what we dont have. My husband goes to school full time and holds a full time job as well. I also work full time and things just cant seem to go our way at all. I want tou and the refuge to know how much the clothes helped our family. We didnt take to much so there would be stuff for other familys. From the deepest part of my heart thank you sooooooo much. Words can not express how much that mwant to me and my family"
"Is your church going to do that again anytime soon? I completely forgot about yesterday due to my son being sick!!!"
thank you for being HIS hands and feet! ♥