Last week was LOVE ON YOU WEEK at NorthEast of the Well! This is one of our favorite weeks of the entire year, as we strive to make our community members see and feel how loved they truly are!
We brought worship, the Word, testimonies, a presentation of our core mission, and special valentine’s treats, gifts, and goodies to not one, but FIVE of our gatherings!!! While we were prepared to pour into our community, we were not so prepared at just how much they would in turn, pour into us. Through their tears during worship, expressed gratitude when receiving gifts, and full smiles when connecting with us and one another, we felt just how touched they were.
Some highlights from each program/gathering include:
✤ Crittenton: We met with 35 residents including their staff who normally do not get to join us! A handful of young ladies came to the front to sing Amazing Grace with our worship leaders – they truly connected from a place in their hearts and it showed! On top of that, 13 girls opened up and shared their pray requests for all to hear – such transformation!
✤ Flossie Lewis: We spoke to double the amount of residents that we don’t normally have access to – meaning so many new people were able to hear our mission! In addition, 6 young ladies gave their LIVES to the LORD and voiced their desire to get baptized!
✤ Women’s Safe House in Anaheim: 15 girls connected with us – worship brought some to tears! One young lady expressed, “I have never felt love like this… Best valentines I’ve ever had!”
✤ New Life Beginnings: Here, we are able to meet with mothers and their children. During this love week gathering, their children got to be extra involved! Each child was so excited to join their mothers for worship, as they got to their feet and truly connected with the Lord!
✤ Men’s Safe House in Anaheim: We made connections with many new faces and connected deeper with familiar faces; Jen and Daniel gave their testimonies openly which truly resonated with many of the men; we spoke on God’s Word and how it aligns with the 12 Steps that the men are currently going through!
(We keep some program names confidential to protect the residents)
Thank you to all of the NorthEast staff members (worship team, area managers, teaching & discipleship leaders, etc.) who worked so joyfully and willingly to make this week as LOVELY as possible for our community.