Seattle Men’s Center
What an amazing summer this year so far for Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge- Settle Campus and for the men in the program. We’ve enjoyed great weather and fellowship with a community of faith this summer. “Who said recovery from addiction can’t be fun”. Here are some pictures of a day of fun free from drugs and alcohol.
Central Oregon Men’s Center
We just celebrated the graduation of one of our students who will transition into phase 5 as well as the completion of Brandon and Austin our phase 5 students who are going back into the community. These students going back into the community are both connected with local churches, doing ministry as youth group leaders and active in their respective congregations. Currently we are working to revamp our mentor-ship so that our students upon graduating and leading up to graduation will have a spiritual adviser who can offer mature guidance will decisions, relationships, and life after the Teen Challenge program. This will especially be helpful to our graduates who do not do the internship or phase 5 upon completion. Our Director and a vital volunteer of 8 years will be developing the mentor-ship method and manual for the betterment of our students.
Tri Cities Men’s Outreach
The men were able to celebrate the 4th of July at the Tri City Dust Devils baseball game with fireworks afterwards. Everyone had a blast!
A Family Weekend was held in July where over 30 staff, students and family members joined together in fellowship and worship through the scheduled activities over 3 days.
We celebrated with 2 students, Jake & Chris, who completed the program and moved onto the next step in their walk by continuing in the program as interns.
Willamette Valley Men’s Center
Each month the students, interns and staff of Willamette Valley Men’s Center are invited to attend the Men’s Breakfast at Willamette Community Church in Albany. Surrounded by other believers our students have the opportunity to fellowship, worship, hear a good message and eat a great breakfast. This month Michael D. was able to share his testimony and Executive Director Troy Cunningham was asked to share about Adult & Teen Challenge and how to get involved in volunteering at the center. We are reminded in Romans 1:12 (ESV) that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. We left encouraged and blessed. Thank you Willamette Community Church for coming along side us in ministry.
Eugene Women’s Center
Celebrating our Students:
Chelsea completed her program and is staying to intern! We now have three interns at the Eugene Campus and new students joining us each week!
Celebrating our Supporters:
Our Open House was a great opportunity for supporters, sponsors, family and friends to tour our campus, meet staff and get involved on a personal level. We have been encouraged by all the support this month for our Rebuild the Well Project
Celebrating our volunteers:
Thankful for all our faithful volunteers in Hannah’s Helpers as well as celebrating this season of new faces and church groups joining Hannah’s Helpers! Excited to be kicking off the school year with our new mentoring program. Hannah’s Helpers are our heroes partnering with us to Put Hope Within Reach at Eugene Campus.
Portland Men’s Center
The gentlemen of our Portland Men’s Center helped out at Fish Fest. They hung out backstage and got to meet Danny Gockee, Jeremy Camp, and the Newsboys.
Tri-Cities Women’s Jail Ministry
Looking at this flower growing up through a crack in the concrete reminds us of some of the women we visit in jail. These women have asked Jesus to take over their lives and are beginning to grow strong and healthy from the inside out. In spite of their background and difficult location, they come to God first each day and read His words in their new Bibles and pray, dedicating their day to Him. These women walk out the words of the Gospel in their lives, showing those around them who He is through their actions. Gossip, bullying others and revenge are replaced with positive words, compassion and forgiveness. They bring women with them to meet with us and say “Ask my roommate what happened this week,” and then we hear the story of how she led her into prayer to surrender her life to Jesus. “Can she have a Bible study now?” we are asked and, by God’s grace, the process begins again as this new believer learns how to share her faith. The light in her eyes pierces the darkness of a jail cell and puts hope within reach, one woman at a time.