Bonner County, Idaho
A JOINT MINISTRY OF SANDPOINT AREA CHURCHES
WE HAVE LAND!
Two acres on Triangle Dr in Ponderay across from school district offices. We have project manager and design. Our next step is to raise $4M to build.
Helping Hands Healing Hearts
Sprint 2022 Newsletter Update
May 24, 2023
We hope you are enjoying this warm spring. For the first time in several years, our lilacs were not hit by frost this spring and were actually able to fully bloom. They are beautiful and smell wonderful.
We are happy to have two new volunteers join our team, Christina Kettenring, first right and Rusti Brooks, second right. They both are doing a great job serving clients and sorting donations. They also help in other areas. Christina is great at helping our center stay clean and Rusti is a great help to our treasurer. These ladies have fit in so well with the ministry and the other volunteers.
We deeply love and appreciate our volunteers. We can’t say enough good about them. Their faithful, amazing service is such a key role in this ministry. And sometimes some of the husbands help as well. 😊 Helping Hands Healing Hearts wouldn’t be the vital ministry it is without these wonderful volunteers. It is a pleasure to highlight them in this letter. In addition to Christina and Rusti above, here are the ladies that faithfully serve in this ministry. From left to right row 1 server/sorters (serve clients and sort donations) – Carol VanNostrand, Freeda Wolfe, Kath Howard, Kathleen Alderman, Marcia Wanous, Noni Ellison. From left to right row 2 server/sorters – Therese Stevens, Tina Sunquist. Receptionists – Alma McChesnie, Judy Trenholm. Data Entry – Janis Miller, Sue Hotelling
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Accepted Spiritual Guidance And Prayer
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.
“Plans to give you hope and a future.
Plans to prosper you and not to harm you…
You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with your whole heart”
Jeremiah 29:11, 13
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
This is more than a belief in God. This is where you take your faith to the point of commitment.
You put God in charge of your life.
Do you believe this tightrope walker can push this wheelbarrow across Niagra Falls ?
Will you get in the wheelbarrow and go with him?
Trust God to wheelbarrow you through the tightrope of life.
And lean not on your own understanding.
Don’t depend on yourself to figure things out for your life; depend on God to guide you.
God is in position to see more than we can.
He can see the whole picture. Trust Him.
Image you are lost in the forest, but you make connection with a helicopter pilot through your cell phone. Are you going to listen to the helicopter pilot who can see the way out from above
to guide you out or go your own way?
Lean on God to show you the way. We learn God’s way from reading the Bible.
God’s Word is a lamp to our feet
and a light to our path.
Read Luke to get to know Jesus. Short books of the Bible good to read.
They are little books, but have a big message.
Try reading Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, James, 1 Thessalonians.
The Bible book of wisdom is Proverbs.
Youversion, the Bible App, (iPhone or Android) is a great way to get into the Bible.
If you get into God’s Word, God’s Word will get into you.
What would this world be like if everyone followed the Bible? It would be heaven on earth.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
Don’t ignore God, but look to Him in everything you do.
As you drive through town, are you going to ignore the traffic lights, road signs, speed limit,
or acknowledge and follow them?
To successfully get where you are going in life, acknowledge
and follow God every step of the way.
The Resulting Promise:
And He will direct your paths.
God created us and loves us. He knows what is best for us.
He wants to lead us to a good, blessed life. It’s our choice whether we follow Him.
A good tour guide will never mislead you, but instead guide you along the way,
explain all the attractions, and point out any pitfalls.
Let God be your tour guide through life.
Helps God gives to guide your life:
2. The Bible
3. Christian Music
5. The Church.
By being a part of a church family, you can experience all of the above!
Words of Jesus:
For God so loved the world, He gave His Only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life! John 3:16
Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind…and love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39
If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we come to him and make our home in him. John 14:23
It is our heart and prayer that you experience the successful living God desires for you.
A Joint Ministry
of Sandpoint Area Churches
530 Pine St,
Sandpoint, ID 83864
T 1:30-6, W&Th 1:30-4:30
The former Love INC (In the Name of Christ) officially closed its doors in January of 2017. Having been housed in the back of the Sandpoint Church of God for the prior three years, the remaining assets of the ministry were “bequeathed” to SCOG. Hearing strong expressions from the community for the need of a similar ministry to fill the void, the SCOG Church Council decided to “resurrect” Love INC under a new name and renewed focus. After a “listening tour” of three months with numerous pastors and agency leaders throughout the community, “Helping Hands – Healing Hearts” was chosen as the name that would reflect the purpose and mission of the new ministry. Believing that every need is essentially a heart issue, the primary focus of “QH” would be healing hearts through helping hands. This reflects Jesus’ teaching to “use worldly wealth to make friends for eternity” (paraphrase of Luke 16:9). And so, after several months of reorganizing and preparation – in partnership with many other churches and agencies – “Helping Hands – Healing Hearts” officially opened on May 9, 2017. We celebrate this joint ministry that is helping people in need, and in the process, making friends for eternity! Thank you for joining us in celebrating God’s work through us all together!
Helping Hands Healing Hearts is a Christ-centered joint ministry of Sandpoint area churches and aims to be God’s vessel to lend a helping hand by providing assistance for material needs and in healing hearts by providing spiritual and emotional support to the needy in our community.
Who we are
Our Amazing Dedicated Volunteers
Our Wonderful Board of Directors
Jon and Cathy Pomeroy
Vice Chair Person