Monthly Newsletter

AUGUST 2017

Giving Thanks

for your generosity

Do you know how grateful we are for you? Every day we hear how your gifts have changed lives. In just 20 years, you have helped us accomplish so much:

  • 1,000 Children in Crisis have received nurturing care at the House of Moses and Bill & Bette Bryant Crisis Nursery.
  • 3,000 Families received essential nutrition, jobs training and spiritual support through our Family Preservation Program.
  • 950 Orphaned or Abandoned Children have been reintegrated with their biological fami-lies or found forever homes.
  • 13,000 Students have received quality education through FaithWorks Christian Schools and Helen DeVos Christian School.

These numbers become even more beautiful when we think of how God knows the faces of those we serve as truly as God knows your face. Your stories and the stories of each of these families is forever woven together through your generosity. Know that we are humbled and encouraged to partner with you in this work.

To express our thanks, staff from Alliance for Children everywhere are reaching out this sum-mer to you, our faithful supporters. Whether you hear from us by phone or a note, know that we welcome your questions and look forward to hearing how your heart was drawn toward ACE’s work to encourage and empower families and children.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

With Gratitude,

Cari Armbruster

Sandra Levinson

Stephanie Johnson

Christa Woodward

Some Highlights for the Year so far ...

Gift’s life began in a very difficult way when he was abandoned shortly after birth. At the same time, the Mabwe’s were praying about adding a son to their family and Gift was the answer to those prayers!

Baby Edinah was brought to the House of Moses by the Zambian Department of Social Welfare after being severely neglected by her mother. She was malnourished — at just over one year, she weighed only 9 pounds. Miraculously, she survived and is now thriving! She is growing stronger each day under the loving care of the House of Moses Staff.

Pride, respect and new beginnings were the words of the day for the Family Preservation Program Skills Training Center graduates. The intense two-week training included classes in soap creation, sausage making, jewelry design, sewing and business entrepreneurship. Through excellent attendance and intense focus, the participants were determined to not let anything stand in the way of acquiring the skills needed to help alleviate the poverty their families face each day. The attendees gained so much from the life changing training and ACE is so excited for the future of the Skills Center!

After Natalie’s mother passed away and her father was unable to take care of her, she was placed at the House of Moses. Her father later passed away and eventually, Natalie was moved to the Bryant Nursery. While in the process of looking for a foster family for her, Natalie’s brother came looking for her and through her brother, she was reunited with an aunt. She now lives with her aunt and has regular contact with other extended family!

Recent HDCS graduate Tracy Banda is pursuing her dream of becoming a clothing designer. With her God given talent and determination, she is already making a difference in her family financially. She hopes to be able to go on to school for design and would love to purchase an industrial sewing machine to assist her in her endeavors.

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