Members of a young adult small group from Northstar Church spent their Saturday morning this past week at Titus 2’s community residence for women helping with “spring cleaning”. The energetic team arrived early and spent the morning cleaning the yard, installing brick flower bed borders, prepping a space for a concrete pad for the residence’s trashcans, and cleaning and organizing a large upstairs closet. The improved appearance and functionality of storage space and the front yard were a wonderful gift to the women of Titus 2. The members interacted with and served side by side with the Titus 2 ladies and found common ground on which to build new friendships. This is the third year that Northstar Church members have included projects at Titus 2 in their annual outreach service day to Bay County. Titus 2 is grateful for community volunteers who help with projects and who invest time in the lives of the students in its program.
We have some big events happening this week….baptisms, graduations, and moving out into independence! These are gifts for our graduating and new believer students….The “Jesus Applauding” picture has these scriptures on the back:
Isaiah 62:5b: “As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you!” and Matthew 25:23: “You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you were loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my joy with me.”
Isaiah 62:5b: “As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you!” and Matthew 25:23: “You did well. You are a good and loyal servant. Because you nwere loyal with small things, I will let you care for much greater things. Come and share my joy with me.”
The “sheltering wings” picture of the bird with two babies under her wings has this scripture on the back:
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you can hide. His truth will be your shield and protection. Psalm 9:14
Today, as a young Mother prepares to move into her refurbished home with her children, she, Cathy and another student visited the home to anoint the foundation, entry doors, foyer, living room, kitchen, bedroom areas, play area, and property perimeter with hyssop oil. Scriptures were read. Blessings were spoken over all activities of the home and special prayers were offered for those who will live and grow here and those who will visit here in the years to come! This Mother, who will be baptized Sunday and will direct the Christian growth of her children through membership and attendance at church wanted to pray God’s love, provision, and protection over her family as they begin life anew!
Today we will consecrate a home as a Mom and her children renew life together as a family that has chosen to live under the authority of the Lord. We celebrate with congratulations and blessings for this Mother and her children as she moves from Titus 2. I also look forward to a service of marriage this weekend for another young lady who was a part of our Titus 2 family in the past. She and her family and I will gather at the beach where we will celebrate this couple’s new life together in Christ!