It's hard to believe summer is almost over and the students are getting ready to head back to school. The last time I sent out an update was in June. So much has happened since then and I hope to fill you in!
We received our state approved plans for our building! Since then it has been lots of phone calls and meetings trying to understand all of the information and see where we can possibly get some variances from the work. Please pray as these meetings and final decisions are still taking place. Until these final decisions are made, we will not know how much the renovations will cost.
This summer Power House hosted three events called "Fun in the Park." These events were great ways to get the community familiar with Power House, begin building relationships with the students, and share the gospel. The students enjoyed the events and Power House merchandise was handed out for prizes to the winners. Here is a summary of all three events:
JUNE: RELAY/YARD GAMES, S'MORES, POWER TALK
ATTENDANCE: 43 + VOLUNTEERS
JULY: WATERMELON FOOTBALL IN THE WATER & KICK & SLIDE BALL,
ROOT BEER FLOATS, POWER TALK
ATTENDANCE: 33 + VOLUNTEERS
AUGUST: SCAVENGER HUNT, ICE CREAM SUNDAES, POWER TALK
ATTENDANCE: 30 + VOLUNTEERS
What are the plans for the fall and winter? As most of you probably know, Shelby and I are expecting twin boys in Oct. As a result, I will not be able to do as much with implementing events. The board and I have been praying and pursuing a Program Director position. At this point, God has not brought this person to us. However, we believe in His timing we will know who this person(s) will be. If you have anyone that might be interested, they can contact me for more details.
God continues to provide for our needs through generous donors. I would like to say a personal THANK YOU to our below donors:
Dream Maker $1000-$4999
1. First Church of Christ Scientist
Seed Planter $100-$499
1. South Lawrence Mennonite Church
2. Tim and Marcia Talbott
Power House is now a non-profit that can receive a percentage of your purchases on Amazon Smile. Please consider shopping through this link when you shop on Amazon! Thank you.
If you would like to make a donation to Power House here are several ways you can do that:
1. Mail a check to Power House 622 1st Street South Ladysmith, WI 54848.
2. On our website powerhouseladysmith.com.
3. If you want to contribute to the building renovations please include in the memo/comment: Building Renovations.
Executive Director-Power House