For those of you following our Glenwood Outreach, Mike and I went to Glenwood the last 2 Sundays and had really good conversations with several of the residents. We got some good information as far as ways that we can help out, but we will need some help making connections. What follows are prayer requests and ways that we can continue to help the residents (and possibly ways for you to get involved). We are going to create a survey this week and contacting Becky, the apartment manager, to make sure she’s okay with us using it with residents. Our whole goal of being involved with these people is to not assume what they need, but to really listen to them as far as their true needs. We also will make sure we can use the clubhouse one night a week for a women’s Bible Study.
James – (apt. 515) – James wife has left him recently. There are 6 kids in the picture (4 of them are theirs). James definitely knows the Word. He was quoting Scripture while we were talking with him. He is open to being part of a men’s group and definitely needed some encouragement, but he seems to be doing okay. We are praying for reconciliation with his wife and strength for him and his children. We are also praying that Christ would guard his heart and mind and the hearts and minds of his children. They are living with their mother, and it is not a good situation.
Erika (apt. 425) – Erika recently got her car totalled by a drunk driver. She’s okay, although she did injure her ankle and is supposed to be on crutches. The car is owned by someone else, so she has to get a power of attorney to get the money to buy a new one. We are praying that she is able to do this quickly, and that her ankle heals supernaturally quick. She has also been struggling with anxiety, so we are praying Philippians 4:6-7 over her and that the peace of Christ would guard her heart and mind.
Shontiel – (apt. 212 ) – she said that the biggest need right now for her and her friends are car problems and auto maintenance (her mechanic says she probably needs another car, and that it will cost more to fix than what it’s worth. We need to pray for a new car for her! – She also told us that Kristen is having car issues as well, which we’ve known about but need to help her get fixed (I don’t remember what’s wrong) – She thinks a Single mom’s ministry would be helpful for encouraging and connecting the women in Glenwood apts. and a mentor program for young boys – to connect them with consistent adult male relationships.
Rachel (apt. 717) – the AC on her car is out and needs $700 or so to get it fixed. She’s still working part time but has also applied for a FT job – let’s pray that she gets it! – She also said a mid-week Bible study would be helpful – she doesn’t know any other single moms in the apt. community. She attends Cowboy Church.
Abuk -(apt. 313) – please pray for encouragement for her. She is experiencing a lot of doubt. (Praise) – She found a tutor at AC that is going to help her prepare for her next (and final) time she can take the test to get into the LVN program. She also mentioned that gas was a big expense.
Paco – (apt. ?) – Mike and I met Paco as we were leaving. He works as a security guard and was about to leave when we saw him by the pool. From our brief conversation, he seemed to be a believer, but also let us know about a young man, James, in Building 5 that needed some encouragement. His wife has left him (James) recently and Paco said James was struggling. Mike and I plan to go back sometime this week and try to visit with him.
Manny and Veronica -(apt. 625)- I briefly talked to Manny, Veronica, and Fredarius. They were leaving to go to a family cookout. I had been praying this week that I would run into him, so go God! I asked if it would be alright if I stopped by sometime and visited with him and he said yes. So, let’s pray that God will arrange that encounter!
– Please pray with us that we will not enable these residents but empower them. We do not necessarily just want to give them everything for free, but we want them to contribute some so that they feel empowered as a person as well as helped.
Biggest Needs at Glenwood
– Automotive help for several single moms (If anyone has any connections, please let me know)
– Bible study for moms and a woman to step up and lead it.
– Gas cards (maybe offer them at a discount to residents – Glenwood groupon idea)
– Mentor program for youth
Last week of June – Mission Amarillo Group to Glenwood & Glenwood Community Block Party
Weekly visits with residents
If you would like to contribute to our cause or learn more about our ministry teams, please contact Will at firstname.lastname@example.org.