EPWORTH IS OUR MINISTRY!
Delivered By
From Pastor David
Delivered On
September 7, 2018
Subject
EPWORTH IS OUR MINISTRY!
Description

EPWORTH IS OUR MINISTRY! 
 

 “Give a Day’s Pay to help children who have been given a rough start in Life."

Sara and her sister arrived at Epworth with all of their belongings in two plastic  garbage bags. Their single mother, because of her problems with alcohol, was not able to adequately care for her children. Epworth welcomed them, and they settled in to life at Epworth.

 Sara was the more energetic of the two girls and at 15 could sometimes be headstrong and opinionated. With patience and care she began to invest in her school work and other positive activities. At 18 she graduated from Dreher and entered Epworth’s Independent Living program in order to give herself a chance for a bright future. After a few months in the Independent Living program the call for more freedom and fewer rules over-shed her better judgement and she signed herself out. She secured an apartment and two part-time jobs. 

Almost two years went by. Then one afternoon the phone rang. It was Sara and she was in trouble  financially. Family members whom she had become reacquainted with had abandoned her again and left her in danger of losing all she had worked for. Epworth stepped in and helped her keep her apartment and car insurance so she could continue to work. Sara said to the woman to whom Mrs. Warble, VicePresident for Residential Services, was paying the overdue car insurance to, as Sarah pointed to Mrs. Warble, “This is one of the ladies I should have listened to at Epworth.” Sara left Epworth with a high school diploma and a good work ethic. She could have left with more. 

  Please give generously in order to provide traditional and follow-up support services to young people like Sara. Resources like mentors and job coaches to keep young people focused and on track. Jesus said: “Let the children come unto me for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
 
Our children need our help, John Holler, President, CEO   *Names and photo changed for confidentiality. Did You Know?  100% of your Work Day offering provides comprehensive care for children at Epworth. Epworth  is not an apportioned item in the Annual Conference. Work Day is a vital means of supporting Epworth’s ministry to children and families who are in need. 

DID YOU KNOW.....

The goal for the Annual Conference is for each member to contribute a minimum of $6.00.  With your enthusiastic support we can reach and even surpass this achievable goal. Thank you in advance for your faithfulness.


Sunday, September 9, 2018 Epworth’s Annual  Work Day
2900 Millwood Ave.
Columbia, SC 29205 |
(803) 256-7394 
Give online @ epworthchildrenshome.org 
 
Did you also know:   

There are over 4,000 children in state custody in South Carolina.     

That South Carolina ranks;;;;;

  • in the bottom tier in the nation in overall child wellbeing.
  • Next to the last tier in economic wellbeing. 
  • Next to the last tier in children’s health. 
  • And ranks in the bottom tier in education.

 

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