Shoes Saves Foundation Newsletter
January 5, 2017
Hello Friends and Sponsors & Happy New Year! That’s right it’s 2017, and with the New Year; we are excited about a new approach for several things in the community. The first change you might notice is the change in the publication date of D Town Christian News. For several years we have been releasing the new month’s newsletter on the second of each month; we have now changed that to the fifth of each month. Through our focus groups and research, we found that by the fifth of each month our readers have completed most of their required early month tasks, and have more time to devote to our monthly newsletter and scripture readings. Also, new for the year 2017 is our focus on the pledge for responsible attitudes toward sexuality-(with an emphasis on abstinence) campaign for the community’s youth. We call this campaign: Don’t Peak in High School. This helps teens in high school and junior high school to understand; they have their whole adult lives of their own, to become sexually active. In the Don’t Peak in High School Program, we teach the importance of using condoms to avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. We also teach self-esteem building concepts of being able to stop having sex, regardless of peer pressure, if sexual activity did begin at some point.
Of course we will continue with our other focus points at the Shoes Saves Foundation, concerning our never ending shoe collection drive, work and resume skills training, work search placements. This means your shoe and monetary donations are as critical as ever to our efforts to help as many in the community as we can. Please continue to send in your much needed donations, as without you so many would go un-helped. Also if you like, you can make an online payment by clicking our donations tab, and we would be happy ably your donation, if you prefer an online method. Our scripture reading for the month of January comes from the book of Joshua, chapter 1, verse 9; which says: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” As we encourage our youth this year, and for many years to come to be strong, and give in to themselves & their own convictions; and not the pressures of other peers, adult style media images, and anything that makes them deal with adult situations before they are of a proper age or maturity level; please keep The Shoes Saves Foundation in your prayers. Together we can make a change; and help our local, state, national, and international communities great. Finally, January is our anniversary month, so happy anniversary to The Shoes Saves Foundation Ministries. We started our vision at the end of 2009/beginning of 2010, and here we are a little over seven years later; making a difference in the community. Praise The Lord, God is good.
Reverend Joi Karla Hubert
With the love of Christ, remember God is Good.
P. S. Recite Joi's Prayer below for those who love to pray their own way through any situation:
Lord Elohim, help us through this time and bring us to our correct and rightful place. Remove all demonic forces from around us and those who heed their call. You are righteous and just, and a guiding force through darkness. We also ask you to cleanse and purify all that we eat and drink, on a daily basis. Lord God of all the heavens and earth, I believe in my heart that Jesus is the son of God, and confess with my own mouth: Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. Jehovah God, you answer the prayers of those who ask and call on you in the name of the Messiah. Bless us with right standing Lord, bless us with health and strength Lord, and help us meet all requirements of our own daily existence. Shine us up Lord, and remember us Lord, and take us on wings of glory where we should go, stay and remain; in Jesus name Ben Elohim Al Akbar. Amen and Amen.