We have touched the lives of 350 people since starting in February 2015 ... Hosted 4 Outreach Events and 10 Community Empowerment Meetings.
Community Outreach Events
Let Love Flow~ February 2017 Friends of Faith, Inc. received over $350 in cash and donated goods to purchase and put together thirty-three (33) essential care items for men and women without shelter. Donations were given to individuals within Hammond, Indiana.
2nd Annual "Spirit of Giving for Families" ~ December 2016 Friends of Faith, Inc. received over $2,400 in cash and donated items to provide toys, food, household items, and water to over twenty-six (26) families; over ninety (90) men, women, and children total.
Let Love Flow~ February 2016 Friends of Faith, Inc. received over $500 in cash and donated goods to purchase and put together forty (40) essential care items for men and women without shelter in Chicago, Illinois. Friends of Faith, Inc. was DEEDPIN'd (www.deedpin.com) and received a newspaper write-up on March 9, 2016 c/o the Shopper Newspaper in South Holland, Illinois.
1st Annual "Spirit of Giving for Families" ~ December 2015 Friends of Faith, Inc. received over $1,500 in cash and donated items to provide toys, food, household items, and water to over twenty-five (25) families; over seventy (70) men, women, and children total.
Community Empowerment Meetings:
Wives & Wives-to-Be ~ June 2017 Guests assessed, "Waiting to get married AND dealing with difficult moments in marriage"... guest learned marriage and waiting to me married can be like "a caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly". Guests also learned that our invidual marriage or waiting process will never look like anyone else's ... each journey is unique! Choices ~ March 2017 Guests had the opportunity to learn the difference between Choices, reactions, and decisions. Making a CHOICE is a right! Choices give you power and opportunity. The average person makes over 35,000 choices a day! We have to make a CHOICE before a decision or reaction even comes into play. We have to choose to live a life of Peace over War, Love over Hate, Hope over Fear, and Trust over Deception. Guests thought about and discussed some of their thoughts, habits, and behaviors that have limited their POWER to make a choice. Our CHOICES determine our destiny! Guests left this empowerment READY to make GOOD CHOICES equipped with seven (7) steps needed to make GOOD Choices.
Let Your Light Shine ~ December 2016 Guests had the opportunity to exam what could be holding them back from fulfilling their purpose. Is Guilt, Fear, Doubt, Shame, A Bad Break-Up, Unforgiveness, Procrastination, or Negative Words of Others stopping us from fulfilling our purpose? Guests learned despite past experiences and challenges we must "let our lights shine". Who we are, our purpose, is neeeded in the world! Guests learned how to heal from the past and move on to a brighter future allowing their lights to shine. Our lights are our purpose, our personality, the way we treat ALL people, and showing love without shame, bitterness, and unforgiveness... Guests also learned how to shine in dark places (within the world). Living Your Purpose ~ September 2016 Guests had the opportunity to reflect on their purpose. What is their purpose? And the fact that our purpose is a part of is even before we are born however sometimes family, friends, and our environment can affect the development of our purpose. Guests learned to reconnect with their purpose and that living our purpose is free from competition, intimidation, though it requires us to overcome fear. Guests did a craft...turned a T-shirt into a purse; our true purpose may not be what it looks like or what other have told us we are.
Virtue in Our Homes & Community ~ June 2016 Guests learned how important they are to their homes and community. They learned that by ensuring their home is a home of virtue; one with high moral standards, they could positively affect the community around them and everywhere they go! Guest were educated on the Protective Factors and the importance of GREAT!
True Love ~ March 2016 Guests learned the difference between LOVE and LUST; this specific point proved itself powerful to the girls (12+) in attendance. Guest also had the opportunity to learn about the way(s) they receive / perceive love given to them, verbal abuse and physical abuse is NOT ok and much more!
Finish Strong ~ December 2015 Guests reflected on their WHY rather than their WHAT as a means to fulfilling their destiny is life. Guests developed personal mission statements and learned how important it is for them to remove pride, bitterness, envy, and jealousy from their lives to pursue their passion, purpose, and dream!
Invest in You ~ September 2015 Guests learned the importance of investing in themselves through; use of their gifts / talent to start a business, pursuing higher education, being healthy and exercising, resting without guilt, having a healthy environment and more! Wives & Wives-to-Be ~ June 2015 Guests assessed, "Why they were married or Why did they want to get married?"... guest learned about the "real" committment marriage requires and what true submission requires. Guests learned that true committment is more than a kiss, sex, and a ring!
Dreams, Vision, & Manifestation ~ March 2015 Guests created vision boards and meeting helped guests realize the importance of having dreams, creating a vision, and the effort it takes for one's dream to become a reality. Guests also learned how important it is to stay in a positive environment, how what we speak becomes our belief and we live what we believe.
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