You will show me the way of life. Granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. Psalm 16:11

What a joy it is to see the new families that moved into The Journey Home adjusting well. The staff and the families that are already living there have welcomed them with open arms, while at the same time, adapting to TJH family growing larger.

It seems so appropriate to have them join in this journey with us as Spring and the celebration of Easter are upon us. New life surrounds us as creation comes to life once again. We rejoice in our own new life because of Jesus and are so privileged to “show the way of life” to those that need to come to know Jesus or grow more deeply in their relationship with Him. There is indeed great pleasure in living in His presence now. However, even more amazing is living in His presence forever. Our guests come to live with us as they rebuild their lives. Our prayer is that their lives becomes built on His Word and His ways now so they can have the pleasures of living with Him forever.

Recently, a young girl living at TJH colored a beautiful picture and wrote the words “Jesus is watching over you” on it. Then she posted it in the community dining area for everyone to see. This precious child understands and is reminding us all of this truth.

Thank you for joining us in ministering in the lives of TJH guests. Your faithful prayers, financial gifts and committed involvement are crucial to God’s work through the home. We greatly appreciate you and pray for you.

God has laid on the heart of a member of a local church to have a huge yard sale on June 4th at Louisa Baptist Church to support TJH. There will be more details in the May update, but we are so excited and ask that you consider donating items to sell or shopping for treasures there that day.

Another great way to support TJH is to attend our Annual Celebration Banquet on Saturday, August 27, at Mineral Baptist Church. It will be a special evening as we share what God is doing and several guests share the stories of impact TJH has had on their lives. A flyer is attached to this newsletter with more details.

For the new families at TJH.
For the privilege of seeing God work in the lives of the guests and their children.
For the generosity of individuals and churches in their giving, their prayers and their involvement.
For TJH staff and for their commitment to the ministry.
For TJH Board and for their spiritual leadership.
For the continued partnership in ministry with our community.

Prayer requests:
For God to help us discern His choice for the House Manager(s) position.
For a smooth transition for the new families at TJH.
For us to be an example of Jesus as we love and encourage our families and point them to Him.
For volunteers to help with the playground completion and the gardening tasks.
For discernment in the selection of guests who are in the application & interview process.
For more churches and individuals to grasp the vision to be involved in TJH prayerfully and financially.
For God’s favor for grants pending a decision.
For godly relationships among staff and guests.

Praying you have a Blessed Easter,
For TJH Board