Wednesday, August 06, 2008

We've all heard it a katrillion times...God helps those who help themselves. Well, I prefer, God helps those who helps others. And since I want to be about the Lord's business, when possible, I also want to help those who help others.
This summer, our church youth, some of the adults, long-time friends, and fellow homeschool group members have been participating in ministries located in the inner-city of our state's capital city as part of Restoration Church's SUMMER OF SIGNIFICANCE. We've gotten to know the people who are helped by these ministries as well as the people doing the ministering and want to do all we can to ensure that these ministries have all the resources they need to keep on fulfilling the mission God has set before them.

The folks at Wingard Home have been ministering to the homeless and needy of Jackson, Mississippi, since 1990. They house women, children, pregnant teens, men, and whole families who are homeless, living in dire straits, displaced, or abandoned. They are the ONLY ministry house of their kind in the area.

Wingard Home is funded solely by donations from individuals, private foundations, and corporations. They do NOT seek or accept government funding of any type.

All donations to Wingard Home are tax deductible, and they are happy to provide a receipt for anything you donate.

There will be a car wash held to benefit the Wingard Home. The car wash will be from 8 to 12 in the morning on Saturday, August 9th, at the Advance Auto Parts on Highway 49 in Richland.

There are several ways that you can help with this effort. Some of them, obviously, are for the local folks. But there are also ways that far away folks can bless Wingard Home.

*Show up and wash cars for part or all of the time
*Collect pledges for each car washed
*Collect flat donations
*Pledge or donate money
*Spread the word to your friends, family, email address list, etc.
*Pray that the needed funds will be received
*Bring your car in to be washed. This is a FREE car wash so they will earn money from their pledges based on how many cars they wash.

Would you prayerfully consider if you should play a role in this endeavor?

For more information about this ministry and their work with the homeless, abandoned, abused, and recovering, visit their website at:

For more information, feel free to contact the Wingards via their website or leave me a comment.

Thanks in advance!

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