Next week, October 5th, Reach4Hope will celebrate the first day of Homework Center in our NEW location at 2017 S Ervay, Dallas TX 75215 (corner of Corith and Ervay). The children and staff are all excited to get settled in. Through many months of prayers, generous Donors and perseverance, God has provided a 7,000 sq. ft. building with several classrooms, play area, large kitchen and multipurpose room in which to have Homework Center’s after school program, staff offices, training area, and PreK learning center classrooms. Please contact us if you would like a tour!
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A special thank you and hug to our friends at Daystar Television Network for the very generous donation to purchase Christmas gifts for the children of Reach4Hope.” #grateful #christmaslove
#Hope for the Holidays Gala presented by Melody of Hope, has chosen Reach4Hope to bless with new toys brought to the Fundraiser Gala on December 4, 7:30pm, Lofty Spaces, Downtown Dallas
Do gang bangers go to Heaven?
Yesterday in Bible study at Homework Center I was all set to lead my girls, grades 2nd – 6th, through our November Bible verse: “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.” Psalm 118:24. We were going to talk about gratitude. About how all good things come from the Lord. How God is good even when things don’t go our way.
But the girl’s talk quickly turned to the topic of Halloween. The scary part of Halloween. Rapid fire questions: Why does the devil have a holiday? Do people really worship the devil? Question after question… Do people who worship the devil go to Hell? Do good people who do bad things go to Hell?
Then a 5th grader asked with great intensity, “Do gang bangers go to Heaven?” Her intensity felt personal as she locked eyes with me. She explained to the younger girls about the Crips and Bloods who have an intense and bitter rivalry.
They are so desperate for the Truth. Desperate for Hope.
What a beautiful way to share that the blood of Jesus covers all sin, past, present and future – when we give our lives, hearts and souls to Him. That we all sin, but by His grace He covers all. She listened intently, then said “So…. if you love Jesus and give your life to Him, you won’t want to be a gang banger anymore.” She prayed over the group and thanked God for the girls, Homework Center and for loving us.
How grateful to have the time and space of Homework Center to talk about what THEY want to talk about. What’s on THEIR hearts. The hard questions.
Aren’t we grateful: Hope covers all.
I am a Child of God
I am saved by Grace
Filled with the Holy Spirit
The Light of the World
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made