Friends to Acknowledge

Family Promise of Carteret County is a program that relies on partner churches and volunteers.  With the friends we have made in this region, we are bringing positive change to local homeless families.  Here, we are honoring a few more of those friends.

South Banks Community Church

Our friends, South Banks Community Church

Last week, our families were at the South Banks Community Church in Morehead City.  The warm community at this church made our guests feel very welcome. Recently, one of our families moved out, and the other families here are now eagerly looking forward to their own graduations. There’s been a great deal of travel between interviews and schools and more, and South Banks volunteers adjusted their schedule around our hard-working and hopeful guests. This way, the families still had access to the resources of Family Promise and South Banks Community Church, while also reaching their goals for the nearing future.

In the office this week, we would like to shine the light on Joan Rogers.  While Mrs. Rogers keeps the office running in her volunteer capacity, she also crochets sleeping mats for hikers on the local trails and homeless people who do not have placement in shelters.  Her mats are beautifully crafted from recycled plastic bags, making them waterproof and fairly resilient, helping the owner stay dry wherever they may sleep.  If you would like to contribute to her cause, she is looking for gray bags, as they have become difficult to track down.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.  – Matthew 25:35-36