May 19 Update - Blog

Date May 22, 2017
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Thank you for praying for our all-staff meeting last week. We had a wonderful time together as a staff - we celebrated, learned, and prayed together, and it felt like we were a genuine family. The staff of NH is a gift God has given us! 

There are several things that stemmed from that meeting which inspired my prayers for NH this week:

Pray for self-care for both residents and staff. Our presenter from Meier Clinics reminded us that self-care is rewriting the wiring in the minds of our women, saying she has worth and value. We are teaching and modeling to our women self-care practices like journaling, meditating on Scripture, going on walks, etc. Pray that our women would know their God-given dignity and that He has a plan for them. Pray this for our staff as well - they give tirelessly to our residents and need to take time for themselves. We spent time at our meeting mediating over John 15. Pray that we all would be plugged into the True Vine!

Pray for the spiritual, emotional, and physical growth of our residents. One resident was baptized a few weeks ago and we praise God for her huge step! We’ve also seen the effects of trauma as it impacts the body on a physical level, so please pray for healing of physical and emotional trauma. And we’re implementing a new devotional curriculum; pray for our women as they study the Gospel of Mark!

 ”I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Much love,
Simone