If you missed our open house this week, you're in luck! We livestreamed Ray Hansen's presentation over on our Facebook page, and have linked it here for you. Take a listen to Ray's testimony on how he founded Rio Bravo Ministries, which inspired our own Therese Gruba to start New Hope For Families, then head over to our "Get Involved" page!
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We are happy to report that our open house was a grand success! It was a beautiful
Evening with a constant stream of folks interested in learning about New Hope For Families touring our newly renovated community center and learning more about New Hope.
Thanks to Mary Hermanson for the beautiful music as people explored our wonderful
sanctuary and placed bids on our silent auction items - we raised over $1,300!
The highlight of the evening was special guest and keynote speaker Ray Hansen, founder/director of Rio Bravo Ministry - a children's home in Reynosa, Mexico - the inspiration for New Hope For Families. Ray delighted all with his journey of faith and the story of how he began this amazingly successful children’s ministry, from the ground up, caring for the needs of hundreds of children in his community. It was a wonderful evening establishing many new connections within our community!
Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who donated silent auction items, Johnson's Bakery for the fresh-baked cookies and Hope City Church for sharing your sound equipment for the event, and last but definitely not least, thanks Ian Devaney & Jeff Nast for volunteering as our sound guys! Thanks to them, you can view a recording of Ray’s talk on our NHFF Facebook page.
A big hi-five and warm welcome to our new Kids Closet coordinator Kristina Linder. Kristina, her husband Brian Linder and artist Amy Halverson coordinated, designed, built, and hung our new building signage. Beautiful and so helpful!! (If you have Kids Closet needs or donations, please contact Kristina - 218-310-8313)
We would also like to introduce our new media coordinators, the amazing brother and sister team - Ian and Michaela DeVaney. You guys Rock!
The current needs of our foster care families include diapers, size 3 and larger; Pull-ups; unscented wipes; a bike stroller, boys and girls sweatpants small, medium & large.
community center needs include helping hands with small building, electrical, plumbing projects, carpet and flooring; paper products; gas cards, coffee (grounds or k-cups), bottled water.
We love the saying, "many hands make light work" - this has surely been our story - every little bit helps alot!
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