These Things We Are Sure Of

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

Liz here. We’ve been praying hard all week to determine the next phase of the resource center. We’ll be fasting tomorrow if you care to join us. As we’ve prayed and asked God to speak tangibly to us concerning where this is all headed Ism and I both agree that a few things are for sure.

1. The dream God placed in our hearts has not changed. Just as Joseph’s dream did not change while in the pit, slaving for Potiphar, or serving a prison sentence, neither has ours. And just as the happenings between being sold into slavery and being restored as second in command of Egypt don’t make a lot of sense to most, neither do ours…at the moment. But the story is not over yet. So keep reading!

2. We are going to move forward as time allows. Th next logical steps (aside from continuing to reach teens with the love of Christ) include finishing the task of filing the 501(c)3 and beginning to teach classes that incorporate discipleship with life skills. Though we don’t have the center built we can still make a difference. So Ism will be connecting with a friend (who happens to be a lawyer) about the paperwork and I have begun to put together the first class.

I’m sure you’re just dying to know what I’ll be teaching and running to signup every teen you know but hold on a minute. It’s still in the works. Here are some topics we are considering:

-seasonal crafts


-creating a budget

-household management






-basic cooking

-Italian cooking

-Thai cooking

-Cooking comfort foods

-Soups, stews, and chowders

-Communication skills

-Basic writing skills


-Writing a Research Paper

-Cross Stitch

-Musical Instruments



-Building skate ramps

-Emergency preparedness

-Vegetable gardening

-Growing fruits and berries

-12 Weeks to Christmas

-Writing a resume/finding a job

I know. Quite a list. So we’re in the process of deciding where and when to start. We’re tossing the idea of doing a quick 3 week Seasonal Craft class at the Marion Garrish Community Center in Derry the last three Saturday evenings before Christmas. The projects would cover making a wreath, creating a centerpiece, and ornaments. All the crafts will be inexpensive to make. The other idea we’re looking into is starting classes in January and kicking off the semester with a 6 week course on creating a budget.

So what do you think? What are our best options?

  1. Debbie says:

    you are a beautiful family! thank you for sharing your walk. 🙂

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