Thanksgiving is upon us already and Christmas just around the corner! Passages has a lot to be grateful for this year.  The house is filling with women again and the women are being blessed with community support.

We had more than 100 people come to your Holly Hoffman Event and the night was a big success. Thank you to all who came out to support Passages and thank you to those of you who did not know much about Passages, but came to hear Holly Hoffman and were willing to hear about the Passages program and support us with your time and donations. Thank you especially to Holly who was an amazing spokesperson for Passages. 

The holidays are sometimes a difficult time for women in a Transitional Living program. Sometimes because of memories of difficult times, lost loved ones and looking at the difficult road ahead of them to gain back the trust of family of friends. Join Passages in blessing the lives of these women with prayer and encouragement. We are always open to ideas for Christmas activities, gifts, dinners, and fun nights with crafts, joy, music and more. God sees these women as worthy, Passages sees them as worthy, and we all need to encourage them to see themselves as worthy.

One of the things Holly Hoffman talked about is that we don’t always get to choose our beginning, but we do get to choose our future. At Passages we teach the women in the program that they don’t have to let their past define their future. They can learn how to make better choices and how to let the love of Jesus into their hearts. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus. Jesus came so that we can be forgiven. Jesus came so that we could learn about who God is and how He wants us to live. Please consider partnering with Passages so that we can continue to teach them about Jesus and what He did for them. 

If you have any holiday donations for Passages please call the office at 605-939-0744 or come to 529 Kansas City Street, Room 210. Passages could not do what it does for her and the woman coming after her without the continued support of its community and volunteers. If you have not yet had the opportunity to partner with Passages in some way, please consider doing so. You will be blessed as much as you bless her. Take this opportunity to introduce a woman to God and watch your relationship with Him grow closer as well. Be an example of His love to someone who is hungry and desperate to truly know His love for her. 

Please go to our website www.PassagesLiving.com for more information about ways to partner and how to contact us. 

Passages Monthly Memory Verse(s):
November - Thessalonians 5:15-18 – “Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 

December - Psalms 103:1-5 – “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Blessings,
Dr. Marge Beam
Director, Case Management Services
marge.beam@passagesliving.com