He had fallen off the wagon a few times and had decided this time was the last. He picked a strong sponsor willing to grow with him and he moved into a sober house.
It’s been a couple months sober now and its been hard to find a job when you don’t have a car. Your donations bought him a monthly bus pass to help him get back and forth to job interviews.
Now, he has been graduated up to the next step in the sober house and he has a job! That’s right, he was hired. All he needed was a hand up so he could benefit others also. He sends his many thanks because he couldn’t do it without God and your generous help. Thank you!
Storms of Life Fellowship meets on Sunday and Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall of Emmanuel Church of the Living God located at 54 South Ridgewood Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. The Entrance to the parking lot for the fellowship hall is off Tomoka. (You’ll see our sign.) The Church is located across from the Ormond Beach Elementary School.
The meetings have been a huge blessing to many. It’s a fellowship (community) where all people can come together to support each other no matter what Storm they are going through in life. We always have hot coffee, cold tea, and snacks!
But what is a Storm?
A Storm is anything that disrupts life as usual: Anxiety, Grief, Depression, PTSD, Loneliness, Addiction, etc.
Some come because they made it through a Storm and want to help others. Others come because they are going through a Storm now. Still others come because they just came out of a Storm and are grateful for the support.
No matter your Storm status, you are welcome and encouraged to come meet with us at Storms of Life Fellowship meetings on Sunday and Tuesday nights at 6:30pm!
We are grateful for our partnering ministries and how well we work together! Yesterday’s pre thanksgiving food drop was a success. It went smoothly and there were around 200 families fed from this event.
He disappeared! No one had spoken to him or knew how he was. That’s when your donations were able to provide a hand up!
This gentleman, well known and much respected in the community, hadn’t let anyone know his business. No one knew he was out of work and that his phone had been shut off. Our hearts were breaking when we found out. He was trying to get another job but he had no phone for potential employers to call.
Your donations turned his phone back on.
Is this a trivial thing? an unnecessary part of life? No! In this age of technology, most of us rely on our phones for the calendars (so we don’t miss appointments), for communication (the ultimate reason we use it), and to have access to information (internet).
If you were challenged to go without your phone for 2 weeks, could you do it? Could you go without it for 2 days? It is easy to answer YES, but a lot harder to actually do it! We are a people of the digital age now and there are adults today who have never known life without a cell phone.
Thank you tremendously for your help! Each member of the community that gets a little hand up is grateful too. From our hearts to your – here’s a big hug!
We had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman that wandered into one of our Storms of Life Fellowship Meetings. He was determined for his recovery. He said the Lord had touched his heart and he was ready to enter a recovery program. We prayed with and for him. Over the course of the next 2 weeks, your donations assisted in his path to recovery.
He needed a state ID so he could enter the recovery program and so he could ride the bus to get there. (He went from Daytona Beach to Tallahassee.) Pastor Nick took him to the DMV. Next he received his bus ticket. Lastly, he was granted an opportunity at a new life.
Thank you so much for your help and donations! We can’t do this without you. You are making a difference in real people’s lives.
For more information about how you can make an impact, click here.
The Storms of Life Fellowship has decided to sponsor 3 children/young adults. We have selected a young girl in Peru named Evelyn, a young man that just joined the Army, and a young lady local to Ormond Beach.
If you’d like to make a difference in one of these young lives, please click here.
The Storms of Life Fellowship meetings have been a success! So, what’s in the name: “Storms of Life Fellowship” ? A Storm can represent a lot of things in life. A Storm is the opposite of calm. It is high energy, disruptive, stressful, anxious, depressing, just to name a few. Some “Storms of Life” can be prevented, others are times we simply need to endure through for our personal growth, spiritual growth, or relational growth. Our group has experienced the following storms collectively and we want to share with you how we did it!
Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Grieving, PTSD, Panic, Loneliness, Sense of Loss, Mental Health, and Suicide.
We invite all to gather with us who are facing a storm, going through a storm or just coming out of a storm.
Thank you to all the ministries that came together for the Community Food Drop in Ormond Beach today! It was a privilege to be invited to volunteer with Emmanuel Church of the Living God & CWC Ministries!
The day we are baptized by water is an important day to remember. It is an outward showing of an inward newness in Christ. If you have not taken the plunge yet and have felt this draw on your life, please reach out to us if you are on the central east coast of Florida!