Shoes Saves Foundation Newsletter
October 5, 2017
Happy October, dear friends and sponsors. As October begins, we think about Octoberfest, for which we have been preparing for several months now. As we approach the new month, we remember our loved ones and all those in the community. We remember the true meaning of Octoberfest, which is community, and family. Our theme for this year is "So Let Your Light Shine". Octoberfest embodies that theme. Octoberfest means: Let’s do our best this Octoberfest 2017 to keep our thoughts on what Octoberfest truly stands for. So remember; and don't forget, about Octoberfest 2017: This October 1 through 31 is Octoberfest. Octoberfest focuses on community, and has a specific theme this year of "SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE". We, the Shoes Saves Foundation staff, management, and sponsors, want to encourage our neighbors and community to remember to look out for the safety of all those around us in the community this October; and all year long. This means, watching out for the kids who walk by in the morning going to the bus stop, or helping an elderly neighbor cross the street. Remember, to watch out for all unoccupied houses during the Halloween/Angels Night season as well. When we help each other; the community grows and flourishes. At the end of Octoberfest; we end the month with a celebration of nature’s goodness for the season changes, as fall has begun. Remember, our community focus of "SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE", and together we can make a difference. Remember October is a fun month, lets keep it safe, and make it an Octoberfest, unlike we’ve never had before.
Don’t forget to keep us in prayer, at The Shoes Saves Foundation; as prayer does truly change things. Also, don’t forget to send in your much needed donations, as so many depend on them; and our goal is to help as many as we can, while also continuing our building renovation project. Our scripture reading for the month of October comes from the book of Ephesians chapter 6, verse 12, which says: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Friends, stay mindful; October is a month of splendor; and also unsettling things, so we must remain vigil in our task this month; by reminding darkness, it may not take hold of our community, city, state, and country.
Reverend Joi Karla Hubert
With the love of Christ, remember God is Good
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.