Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bill's sister

Bill's sister, Mary, passed away this afternoon at approximately 4:00 pm. He was with her and whispering in her ear when she took her last breath.

Arrangements will be shared later when they become available.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Immediate prayer need

Ben just got a text from Bill stating: "Respiratory failure. Shutting down." Please take a moment to pray for Mary and the family. Most of us have lived through similar traumas and know how difficult it can be. Praying is the best thing we can do for them now.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Family Promise News

Learning As We Go

The past month has been full of learning opportunities. From the 'what not to dos' to the 'we should do that again', we have had our fair share of teachable moments. We are grateful to our host & support congregations, other agencies, and volunteers who have been gracious as we continue to learn our processes, fine tune our procedures. 
One of our families was able to find a house for rent and is now living in her new home with her daughter. Please keep them both in your prayers as they adjust to life in a new surrounding.

We now have 3 family spots available. Pray that families find the courage to face their reality and the strength to ask for help. It is a difficult thing to accept that you are homeless . 

We've updated our list. We have a young girl (11) who is need of some warmer clothes as it gets colder outside, as well as a 16 year old boy who needs something thicker than a fleece. Your support & generosity will be very appreciated.   .

Also, as you do your Christmas shopping, please consider helping us out too! Go to,, find "Family Promise of Forsyth County" and a percentage of  your purchase will help homeless families in our county. 
After working with the finance coach at, The Place, for a week one mom was able to see where her money had been going. Just this past Friday, mom was able to open her very first savings account! She had this to say, "Normally, I'm out of money. But now, I know I can save." Please continue to pray for our families as they make changes in their thinking and actions to help them escape homelessness. 

We have launched our year-end giving campaign. As you make your preparations for year end giving, please remember Forsyth's homeless children and their families.

Mark your calendars now!
On Tuesday, May 16th 2017, Elite Roofing & Restoration, will be hosting a golf tournament, at The Manor Golf & Country Club, to support Forsyth's homeless family. We hope you will put together a team and join for us this fun and purposeful day.

More information will follow!

We need weekend volunteers to cover our day center. This allows our families' home base to be available when they need it. Please choose a two hour slot today by clicking here.

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Friday, November 18, 2016


The Ford family received a devastating blow this week with Bill's sister, Mary, being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Please remember these precious people in your prayers

Monday, November 14, 2016

Prayer request

Bill has asked that we offer prayers on behalf of his sister. They are to biopsy her lung and liver as things are becoming increasingly suspicious of something far sinister than pneumonia. The family appreciates the prayer coverage for their loved one.

Friday, November 11, 2016

From Michael Foster

We delivered the food to the Place this week and they.took it with a big thank you.This is the time of the year when they need it the most.Thank you to all those who brought food.

Let's try to help them again this Sunday.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Family Promise


We are gaining traction, but there are still a few more slots available to volunteer this weekend. If you are able, your time would be greatly appreciated.

We need volunteers to man our day center: be a presence in the building and assist as needed. You can be as involved with the kids (playing games & crafts) or not involved (reading a book, working on small office projects - stuffing envelopes, filing, etc.).

If you're able and interested please sign up at the following link:

All volunteers will also need to complete a background check provided by Family Promise.

Thanks & God bless,

The Family Promise Team

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Final notice

Bring items for the pantry at The Place.

Turn back your clocks.

See you tomorrow morning.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


Don't turn your clocks back tonight (as the earlier post stated), but Saturday night. Sorry.


Yes, it's time again.