These last few months with the Calling Hearts and Hands Campaign have been an amazing start to 2017! As we bring the campaign to an end, it is time to celebrate what God has done. We are happy to report that almost 60 more students have been matched with prayer partners and encouragers since January! This is an amazing testament to the wonderful volunteers and program directors working with Begin Anew. It is their answer to this call that has given students like Angie (pictured above with her Encourager Christal) support as she works to reach her goals.
In the words of Andrea Waters our Madison Women’s program director, “I’ve seen God move through the Calling Hearts and Hands campaign. We’ve been able to engage people who thought they did not have time to contribute to the ministry, although they had a heart for it. Specifically, I’ve been able to assign the Prayer Partner role to people whose schedules didn’t allow them to mentor. They’ve been matched with students who have conflicting schedules or no transportation. These students are supported through prayer and encouragement via texts, phone calls and emails.”
From all of our staff, we would like to thank our wonderful volunteers for stepping up and choosing to empower our students and provide the much needed support as they strive to reach for their goals! You make such a difference in the lives of each and every student you work with.
Though the campaign is now over, we still need your help! We still have students and are constantly adding new ones to our programs that will need an Encourager or Prayer Partner. Could you be the next person to choose to walk alongside them in this journey? Click Here to learn more!
Special thank you to our new Prayer Partners and Encouragers…Bill Poe, Julie Russell, Carolgene Galpin, Waymon Winfree, Matthew Driscoll, PattiLu Moss, Pat Steward, Michelle Giffen, Cheryl Baltimore, Lisa Bergen-Wilson, Margaret Carden, Latresa Witherspoon, Becky Sumrall, Khira Turner, Keith Eisenzimmer, Daniel Monroe, Judy Lumpkin, Bobbie Long, Matt Osler, Pam Schultz, Barbara Parker, Traci Perkins, Sheila Bowling, Christal Horne, Tara Owen, Edina McMasters, Shackel McNichols, Amy Myers, Martia DeMore, Angela Wilburn, Emil Posavac, David McNatt, Colon Pope, Butch Baltimore, Chuck McElhannon, Ann Edwards, Ryan Motsenbocker, Ellyn Sheets, Bre Eno, Fernando Murphy, Nonie Bennah, Angel Nelligan, Becky Pulliam, Patty Taylor, Jan Hoppes, Sharon Herrera, Alyson Cunningah, Linda Gregory, Tangela Lauderdale, Tammy Lark, Christy Jones, Esperanza Ruiz, Sherry Lakoff