Rays of light, shining into the darkness, bring what is in front of us into focus. IN FOCUS is the online newsletter for LUTD. Welcome!
Our house is painted!! Crazy huge THANK YOU to Josh Hood and Hood Construction as well and Michael Gray, Sterling Heritage Farms, and other volunteers who gave of their time to make this happen! The house had been lived in for a year and a half now and the outside now more accurately reflects the inside. The women continue to verbalize how safe they feel in Haven Cove (the above pictured Lighthouse) to heal and grow. At a recent House Meeting, we reflected on how God is working in all of our lives. The glory of our changing testimonies goes all to God! Each of the women experience personal victories large and small each month. One resident recently was chosen for and attended a vocal worship conference in LA. Another experienced inner healing through greater awareness during holiday interactions with family. We added a new mom and sweet boys to our non-residential program through a connection in our jail classes. She is an inspiration to all of us! Continued prayers for protection, wisdom, and guidance during each woman’s journey is still greatly appreciated.
Class and Group Updates:
Mama Mindset, our newly developed collaborative motherhood program, is in the 4th month at Reno County Correctional Facility. This is the second program we have developed for the facility. Our original program, Point Break (pictured above), has a waiting list to get into! We are currently developing a 3rd program called Work Release Success to come alongside the Work Release Program as inmates enter the minimum security facility to work to reintegration. Goals for the upcoming year in addition to completing development of the 3rd program, are to hopefully gain credentialing/ recognition from DCF so that moms taking our program can get credit for taking our class toward reintegrating with their children. We ask for continued prayers on these fronts.
We have two groups that meet locally: The Gathering which is a Bible Study and Freedom In Recovery which is a recovery life group. Both meet weekly and are led by different volunteers.
Coming In Focus:
A Light Up The Dark podcast is in its infancy stages. Two guys from our organization strongly feel the call of God to put this media “out there” in order to share the awakening and transforming work of the Holy Spirit through the saving work of God in Jesus. There may be some benefit in terms of follow-up engagement with content and community as well as personal study. If you have interest in assisting or serving in these ways, please reach out.