Encouragement is life giving!
Imagine not having a safe place to live and call home. Women and children who flee from abuse may be living out of their car, a hotel room, or a crisis shelter. Their home (or what they once knew as home) was a place of abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, spiritual, or psychological.) They were trapped until the minute they took their first steps to leave. And when they left they had nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Maybe you’re reading this and think, I know exactly what she’s going through. “Thank you, God, that I am no longer there!” Or maybe you have no idea, but you want to be a part of her next steps toward healing.
Whatever your story, YOU can do something right now and make a difference for a family running from abuse.
- Pray – Will you pray for a woman who is seeking a better life for herself and her children?
- Encourage – Will you be a voice of encouragement to a woman today? Your words of encouragement can serve to build a woman up, help a woman persevere when it is tough, persist in achieving goals, seek ways to grow, and receive grace and truth.
- Give – A $10 Target gift card will help a woman get a few necessities for her family that didn’t make it out the door with her, such as toothpaste, deodorant, soap or diapers
Here’s a sample letter to get you started; you can click and print if you’d like!
Your words of encouragement can serve to build a woman up, help a woman persevere when it is tough, persist in achieving goals, seek ways to grow, and receive grace and truth. She is a woman for whom God will provide “hope and a future”.
Print the sample letter or create your own and mail it to Marianne Milano, 98.5 KTIS, 3003 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55113. You may remain anonymous and don’t have to add a return address. We will be delivering your notes to The Dwelling Place and to other shelters who will share with a woman in need of your encouragement! We believe God has already chosen the person who will be blessed your gift.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’