Posts by allen

Counting our Blessings!

Recently, I spoke at a church on the theme of “being thankful” and used the passage about Jesus healing the 10 lepers in Luke 17.  You might remember the story.  Ten men who are suffering from the dreadful and incurable disease of leprosy cry out to Jesus from a distance for healing.  Without seeming to…

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Dinner and Mentoring with Cannon AFB

A group of amazing volunteers from the Supply Squadron of Cannon Air Force Base came out on Saturday evening, November 4 to share Thanksgiving Dinner and an evening of mentoring with our junior high and high school children.  The Cannon group provided a full Thanksgiving spread of turkey, ham, all the fixins’ and some wonderful…

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What's a Bicycle Rodeo?

Well, I’m glad you asked!  At NMCCH, a bicycle rodeo is an opportunity to connect our children and families with donated bikes and have some fun in the process.  We received a large donation of bicycles from several places and many of them needed minor repairs.  We were wrestling with the best way to distribute these…

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Sharnelle and Heather put on Christ!

Sharnelle has been in the Single Parent Ministry for about a year now.  She moved here with her four children from a transitional home in Carlsbad.  One of her children suffers from cancer of the eye but has received excellent treatment and help from St. Jude’s Hospital and the Make a Wish Foundation.  She enrolled…

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Hope Haven is Nearing Completion!

Hope Haven began in 2015 with a dream to build 16 quality new duplexes to expand our services to single parent families.  Prior to beginning construction, we thought this would be a 5-10 year project that would eventually allow us to increase our service to single parent families from 10 to around 42.  We committed…

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It's a Labor of Love… and Patience… and..!

One of our staff members (Thank you Mary for the pictures!) witnessed this scene the other morning.  It seemed that it was taking an unusual amount of time to load the cottage van to leave for school.  Our staff member, Mary went to check it out to see if there was a problem she could…

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Sam – Spotlight on a Champion

One of our residents, Sam, has been participating in the Shooting Stars 4-H Club this year.  He has had to get up early all summer to feed and groom his animals.  He has had to learn how to work with pigs, sheep and goats, care for them and learn how to show them.  Sam entered…

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