Hope's Path January 2017 Newsletter
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January 2017 Newsletter
Miracles are not always instantaneous.  In fact, most miracles are hard to recognize as such because we often wrongly separate the miraculous from the slow and difficult processes of life.  But every now and then, miracles do show up like fireworks in the dark of night.  We recently had a desperate need for food to provide our guys with 3 meals a day.  Within 24 hours of praying for help, we had received more than enough to meet that need from various private donors; talk about fireworks!  We divided up our surplus between the WHY Homeless Outreach Program and local neighbors who lost everything they had in last year's flood.  Jason James (founder of WHY) informed us that the food was passed out to the homeless who they encountered this past Sunday.
Written in Stone
If you want to honor a child, organizations, or a family member, you can now purchase a brick that will be engraved with their name and placed in our prayer garden here at Hope's Path where visitors, staff and residents will be reminded to pray and just be thankful for those who have been so generous to us.  You can find out more at HopesPath.org!
Hey, Sponsors!
We will be hosting monthly-appreciation dinners for our gracious sponsor organizations one-by-one throughout the year.  Our guys will be preparing meals for members of: Emerus Hospitals, Tree Top Entertainment, Global Shop Solutions, Montgomery County Food Bank, Woodlands Community Church, Stonebridge Community Church and Northside Community Church, just to name a few!  Our first dinner will be held on Feb. 8th, and the guests of honor will be employees of Global Shop Solutions.
Our application is now available on our website!
For more information on how to apply, email; Jeremiah.belyeu@HopesPath.org
We at Hope's Path are so excited about our new partnership with the Montgomery County Food Bank!  As a result, we decided to bless them with our surplus of donated computers, and they will continue to bless us with food for our guys.
World-Changers
In The Making
While God has provided us with a magnificent house for our guys, our aim is to instill in them productive habits and to ultimately see them get out of the house and become Christian world-changers.  When they're not busy with their jobs or school, they're attending practical life-skills classes.  In addition, the guys are all engaged in their Open Tables.  We are currently using curriculum from GrowingLeaders.com to help enhance the development of our clients' soft skills.  In addition, various volunteers have been scheduled to teach basic home and car maintenance.  This past month, Chef Jim Scott has devoted Tuesday evenings to teaching basic cooking skills! 
 
With Liberty and Justice For More
Judge Katrina Griffith is shaking up the way some foster kids experience the courtroom.  Having decided that she wouldn't become a judge until there was a CPS-only court, when she learned of the Preparations For Adult Living (PAL) court being established in 2014, she became just that and has since then stepped up for several kids in Harris County who aged out of the foster-care system.  She believes that these kids should be directly involved in their own cases, and she helps to empower them by walking them through their school forms and checking up with them on how they're doing with their responsibilities.
Read her whole Houstonia article on their website www.houstoniamag.com! 
Congratulations to Emerus Hospitals!
We are proud to announce that one of our primary sponsors, Emerus Hospitals received the Texas DFPS Corporate Legacy Award at the Montgomery County New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball!   Dr. Toby Hamilton accepted the award on behalf of Emerus.  Hamilton's partner, Dr. John Buck said: "If we can help these young lives discover the unique talents and gifts God has given to them, combined with the character trait of grit they have each developed, we will stand in awe [at] the impact they will have on our society."
Volunteer
of the Month!
Tom Bonesteel

Say hello to our first Volunteer of the Month Tom Bonesteel!  Tom is one of our 30 Open Table Mentors committed to our guys.  Tom brings to the Table experience from working as a school director and a district manager, and he feels like serving with us as one of our mentors is a good opportunity for him to use some of those talents he developed during his time in those positions.  When asked what led him to Hope's Path, he said that he learned about us from his church, and his previous experiences with educating students brought him to truly believe that mentorship "is the right thing to be doing for people."  He says "[they] just need a second chance, someone they can cry with or pray with or do anything with."  But he also knows as well as anyone here does that our program is merely a stepping stone where people can come and help to "give these guys the tools they need to move on with their life."  To those who would like to serve with us but may lack confidence in their own ability to truly make an impact, Tom says: "If you give the time and the patience, you will make a difference in somebody's life."  As a retired man, when he isn't spending time at home or serving with us, Tom enjoys travelling with his wife.
Inspired by Tom's story?
Register at www.HopesPath.org, click on the Needs tab and go to Volunteer Opportunities to find our Mentors Application. You may also contact Jeremiah.Bleyeu@HopesPath.org
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