Shepherd's Household Inc.
1331 Ranse Staley Road, Roaring River, NC 28669
September 1, 2018
Dear Friends and Supporters:
So much has happened since our last newsletter! We had 3 boys go home, but we have already filled their vacancies with new boys. We have 12 boys and we have requests for applications coming in daily. Here is a list of our boys and their ages: Ashton 12, Adam 13, Gavin 12, Gideon 15, Jared 13, Jordan D. 14, Jordan S. 12, Nick 14, Riley 10, Roby 10, Ryan 10, and
Zach 13. Six of the boys have been baptized in the last few months. We can see a lot of growth and change since they trusted their hearts to Jesus. Several of the boys have been on home visits over the summer and the Lord answered many prayers. Each of the boys that went home had reports back from their families about the changes in them. The families could see the Lord working in their lives and bringing healing to their hearts and minds. The boys coming to know the Lord and overcoming the issues that put them here are our ultimate goals with these boys.
Because of the increase in the number of boys, we have an increase in our operating expenses. Unfortunately, our support hasn’t changed much in years. We know the Lord can supply all of our needs, but we really need an increase in monthly financial support. Our promised monthly support is only about 1/3 of what is needed to operate. We never ask for money because we trust the Lord to take care of us, however, many of our supporters have asked us to tell them if there was a need. We are telling you we have a need for more monthly support. We feed and house 17 people each month and the list of boys is growing who need to be here. We are willing to take all the Lord will send but we must have more finances to cover the increased expenses.
Many people are willing to donate food and clothes which helps tremendously but it doesn’t pay the monthly expenses needed to operate. We thank everyone who has supported us faithfully through the years and we thank you in advance for your continued support of this ministry. You do help make a difference in these boys’ lives. So many have come to know the Lord and have grown into good respectable men over the years. We had a visit just this past week from two of our boys who are now wonderful husbands and fathers who love their families and provide for them. Your support makes changes like this possible.
We also want to remind everyone that our annual OPEN HOUSE is coming up on Saturday, September 29, 2018. People begin arriving around lunchtime for tours and to see the place and we will be eating about 3:30pm. Larry Adams will be preaching after the meal. We would love for everyone to come and see what is happening here at the home. You can see projects that we have finished and projects that are still in progress. Maybe the Lord will show you a way that you can help this ministry.
Trusting in Jesus,
The Stricklands and the Boys
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