Hearing God’s Voice
Often times I am in settings when different people talk about "God
speaking to them", or “God told me", or “God put on my heart…” and I
wonder what others think when those statements are made. I find myself
in situations where I need to hear God’s direction and I struggle
because my head is so busy and full of “stuff” that I cannot seem to
hear the things God may be trying to tell me.
speaks to us in many ways. He speaks to us through His Word all the
time. I can’t tell you how many times I have been dealing with an issue
or question and God brings to my attention a scripture or a song
singing scripture that totally speaks to my situation. He uses
devotionals, books, people and messages at church to name a few more
ways to communicate to us. The most challenging part of hearing God’s
voice is quieting ourselves to a place where we can hear that “still
small voice” of Holy Spirit who wants to share so much with us. I find
myself often doing all of the talking and very little listening. Job
33:33 NIV says, “Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I
will speak.” Any of us can easily replace Job’s name with our own.
you get a chance please read 1 Kings 19, it is about the prophet
Elijah. Elijah has just had a great victory in the Lord and out of
exhaustion and hunger fear sets in and Elijah runs to a place that God
did not tell him to go. God meets Elijah where he has run to and speaks
to him in a ”still small voice” among wind, earthquakes, and fire.
encourage myself first and then encourage you to quiet yourselves, be
silent and let God speak to you each day. It isn’t always easy to do as
our world has a lot of noise in it, but it is truly worth the time
spent with God. Schedule your quiet time with God each day, preferably
first thing in the morning before you get too bogged down with the days
activities. How awesome is it that the Kings of Kings wants to share
great and mighty things with us that we do not know!
Our Savior's Lutheran Work Day!
Our Savior's Lutheran Church choose SFTSM as a work site for their "God's Work, Our Hands" initiative. Members of their church came out and helped install a fence around the playground (playground was donated by US Cellular). They also helped vacuum out the building and wrote scripture on the studs. Thank you Our Savior's!
Hello from the Design Team!
We are so blessed to have a wonderful group of ladies working to create a beautiful environment for our future families!
Cabinets and counter tops have been ordered and will be here soon...patiently and prayerfully waiting for drywall installation.
Church has offered their "Item of the Month" to SFTSM for the month of
October! This is an opportunity for the family of Heartlanders to pour
into the community! We are so thrilled to see lives touched by the
reaching out of our neighbors!
have so many people offering to help with everything from moving
furniture and stocking rooms to paintings and artwork for our walls!!
The out pouring of giving of hearts and time has been beautiful!!
Very exciting ideas for the Donation wall are underway!! It is going to be awesome!
We are in need of our bigger ticket items such as refrigerators,
stoves, microwaves, toilets and sinks, etc. Please visit our signup genius!
From the Finance Manager
Please consider SFTSM as you plan your year-end giving. You can also sign up for a monthly donation. These offerings can be set up via our website http://sftsm.org/donate/. I am personally proud to be part of this project and know that my monthly offering and financial support ensures that our Sun Prairie community can help care for some of the 137 homeless children registered in our school district. If you have any questions, if you (or your business) would like take a tour of the shelter or even if you would like us to visit your home or business to find out more about what we do, please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-516-8023.
We are getting so close to opening our doors and we need that last financial push. Please help us so we can start helping moms and their kids! Many thanks!
Michelle Hanley, Finance Manager
We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2:10
Mark your calendars for our next Dine for Shelter. See you at Pizza Ranch on Monday, October 24th.
Golf FORE Shelter a SUCCESS!
A big THANK YOU to the Prairie Athletic Club and Jenny Simon
for hosting Golf FORE Shelter in
July! We had a lot of fun and appreciate
Amy Skicki for all her hard work and for organizing the event! Thanks to everyone
who came, all of the volunteers, and everyone at the Sun Prairie Golf Course
for helping us have a little fun and raise money for the shelter.
New Crossing Church's Brat Sale
Thank you to New Crossing Church for hosting a brat sale on our behalf. The proceeds from the sale raised $1,000. Thank you for all of your hard work New Crossing Church!
Sign-up Genius List of Needs
As we get closer to the building being finished we have a list of needs and we could use your help. Our Building Hope Capital Campaign continues and we have put together a Sign Up Genius needs list. Many of our current needs are big ticket items, so gather your business, family or church group together to donate as a group! If we all do a little, it can turn into a lot, like kindness and compassion for families who need shelter, guidance, and a little help to get back on their feet.
Check out our Sign Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aa4ac2da4fc1-sftsm
Thank you to FCIS Insurance for collecting fiip flops for Africa and making a $1,250 matching donation to SFTSM!!