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We have received Free Kid Meal coupons that we can add to our giveaway bags to veterans and first responders.
We had a great Christmas Giving Program for 2022. The recipients were truly blessed and appreciative. Every person received presents for their children from Toys for Tots, a filled stocking overflowing from Ivy's Treasures Stockings for each child, a handmade blanket for each child from The Linus Connection, extra gifts, the teenagers were given presents sponsored by The Methodist Church in Smithville, families in need of Christmas Eve dinner are being made by The Texas Firewalkers in Rosanky, families were prayed over and given Bibles for adults and children. Most families were in tear and very emotional during the praying and hugging after they received their gifts. It was truly our joy and pleasure to be there to minister and pray with these families.
Our 3 volunteers at the event were a pillar of strength for the success of God's Word and ministry to come through. Thank you to all the volunteer support and love for these families and continuous prayer.
Meet One of The Families
One of the families had been struggling with depression and emotionally distant from reality as the Christmas holiday approached. Samantha spent several hours during the weeks leading up the the Christmas event ministering to the mother on the phone and giving Christ-like encouragement. One day when the mother felt hopeless and her power had just gotten turned off, Samantha was able to connect another ministry that helps with utility bills so her power could get turned back on. The connection was successful and her power was back on in only a few days. Her demeanor changed and the mother began decorating for Christmas in preparation of the Christmas presents she would receive at the DLR Christmas Program.
Upon arriving at the DLR Christmas present pickup, she was so excited and could not believe all the goodies she received for her children. After the families "shop" for their children's presents they are required to talk to one of the people at DLR to pray with them and receive their family gift from us.
She went to receive her family gift and was so excited to get a children's bible, along with other discipleship resources. We had the opportunity to pray for her it was on time for her as she was baptized at that church 16 years ago and was needing prayer. Healing happened for her and she walked away at peace with God and herself.
Yay We Got More New Books!
We are pleased to announce a new book order has arrived for us to disperse during the Christmas Present Toys for Tots Family Event and February Men's Retreat.
We hope you are just as excited as we are about the new Bibles, books of encouragement and more!
Nonprofit Take Your Board to the Next Level Training with Bob Harris and Bastrop Chamber of Commerce
Thank you, Bob Harris, for sharing your wealth of knowledge at our Non-Profit Board Training. Today's training will help many non-profits take their board to the next level!
Disciple Learner Resources hosted a Columbus Day Men's Kayak and it was a huge success. The men gathered for prayer and then went down the Colorado river for 6 miles in their kayaks and afterwards were met with a catered Bar-B-Q meal from Bubby's Bar-B-Q. Bubby's was there custom slicing the brisket to each persons liking!
After the amazing meal there was a men's Bible study that Jesse led. Each man that attended was given a bag full of materials like Bible Study resources, devotional, Following Jesus book by Charles Spurgeon and other awesome stuff to encourage them in their faith.
The men that attended were absolutely blown away by the encouraging time they had and were expressing their gratitude after the event.
Thank you so much Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Bastrop for donating a 2-night hotel certificate at your resort! We raised $600 towards getting new books for inmates in the faith based dorm next year! We are half way to our overall goal.
CHECK OUT THE RESORT WEBSITE https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/texas/hyatt-regency-lost-pines-resort-and-spa/auslp
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