Monday, July 10, 2006

Boat too small for all the fish

We've got a wonderful problem to praise God for! We're really outgrowing our Day Center for the homeless (and our offices). As the Lord brings in more people we need more space to serve them and more space keep everything we use to serve them, like food, beverages, tables, chairs, computers and storage for misc. things like bandaids, foot powder, Tylenol, ibuprophen, grooming needs, haircutting supplies etc.

We've been making do with a microwave and coffee maker, but really need a whole kitchen.

Please pray with us for a larger space available and open to us to move in sometime in August (preferably). We have given notice on our lease and must be out of our current space by the end of September. We'll need time for customizing any new space we get.

We need at least 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft. minimum and preferably within 1/2 mile of Peace Park on State Street in Madison. If necessary we'll go as far as a 2 mi. radius from Peace Park, but we can better serve those we're helping if we're closer to the heart of State Street.

If you know of anyone who owns a building in that area who has a heart to help the poor and homeless, please get us in touch with them. We have little money available for rent, but are trusting that God will supply what is needed.

Stop in and see our current space to get an idea of what we are talking about. We're at 1603 Monroe St., Suite B-One (downstairs) in the same building as Gulliver's Travels, katty corner across from Camp Randall Stadium. We'd love to have you stop in for a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea.

For those who have wondered where I (Sherry) am these days, I'm home trying to get my house in order after 10+ years of focusing on ministry and not keeping up with all the accumulation at home. I've never lived this long in one place, so I've never really had to do this before. It always happened when we moved to the next place.

I'm also spending more time with the Lord seeking His direction for Full Circle and His guidance for me personally. This has been a tough year personally and I need to rebuild physical strength as well as spiritual stamina. Prayers are appreciated.

Roger and Richard are listening to the LORD and carrying on the work at the Day Center. I know God is pleased. None of us are perfect, but we willingly give what we have and all we are to the LORD and the work He sets before us. We know we aren't perfect and we won't expect you to be perfect either. Let's relax and enjoy one another as God's children even as we keep our eyes focused on the goal and the road between here and there, running this race with all we've got.

Enjoy this beautiful summer the LORD has given us and keep your eyes and ears open for a new location for Full Circle. Let us know anything the LORD shows you in prayer or on the street for us.

We're still enjoying free-flowing worship and fellowship on Saturday nights. Come and join us. 1st and 3rd Saturdays are at the Howe's home starting at 5pm. 2nd and 4th Saturdays are at Full Circle starting at 6pm. This is not A church, but rather part of The church (the wider Body of Christ). There is no organization to join, no dues to pay. Just come with a heart hungry for more of the Lord and a smile to encourage your brothers and sisters in Christ. We eat dinner together at the beginning. If you can let us know how many will be coming so we'll be sure to have enough food. Call for info or directions: 608-251-0555 (If no answer call 608-577-3264).

My love to all of you,
Sherry

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