|A Monthly E-Newsletter |
from Woman at the Well House
|July 2009 |
Dear Friends and fellow Journeyers,
Woman at The Well House is experiencing a magnificent growth that is spiritual-embodying and enlarging on its historic role. It is truly happening through the Grace of God and the hard work of many people. We invite you to continue to go forth in this journey whether by giving money or giving of your time as a volunteer (or in both capacities). We shall have much more information in the next email. Keep us in your prayers and thoughts.
Samuel Luther Robertson, Ph.D.
|A Transformation Story Written by: Carmen Sarah Gauna |
Former Resident at Woman at the Well House
There isn't a time when I begin to look back at where and what I come from that I don't get choked up. It's not just the image of old baggage I carry from my past but the amazement of where I am today compared to then. Years of using drugs and alcohol led to a life of crime and eventually to a life of full despair. I was broken and even in my addiction I believed that God could hear the cry of my lost soul. So I called out for His help.
LEADING WOMEN TO A NEW WAY OF LIFE, HOPE & FAITH
It was early August of 2003 when I came to Woman At The Well House and I somehow knew it wasn't by chance that I had heard about the program. I'm told it's called divine intervention and my ability to share my story seems to be the proof. I was eager for change but I wasn't always able to listen. However, after some bumps and bruises along the way I've seen my life unfold into a love story. I fell in love with living and I am now able to love myself.
Because of the tools that I picked up here at the Well House I've been able to go back and seek higher education and receive my associate's degree. Currently I am seeking my bachelor's at the University of the Incarnate Word. I'm at a point in my life where I can honestly say "I'm glad to be here" and truly mean it.
A residential community for formerly incarcerated women that promotes their emotional, spiritual, and intellectual growth to facilitate a sucessful transition into the larger community.
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You may request a pre-order form via email at email@example.com or contact Carla Pineda at (210) 472-2787.
Wednesdays at Well House...
...what started off as a weekly casual lunch with residents and staff has now flourished into a new tradition at Woman at the Well House. Almost every Wednesday for a couple of months now, we have been happy to have Well House friends join us during our weekly lunch.
Wednesdays at Well House has become a blessing to residents, staff and visitors. During this casual setting around the dining room table, we have had the opportunity to laugh, share stories, share advice, recipes and most importantly, share the joy of each other's company.
These weekly lunches gives our visitors the ability to get to know our residents and visit Well House in its true being. We invite you to join us in the many blessings that Well House has to share.
COME AND SEE... to join us for our Wednesdays at Well House
, please contact Carla at 210-472-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sustaining the Ministry...donations are always needed to help operate our ministry. Without your support, we would not be able to make a difference. |
- Volunteer opportunities - time, talent and treasure always appreciated. Please call for more information. Let us know how you can help.
- Donate on-line through PayPal at www.womanatthewellhouse.org
- Living Water Pledge - monthly donation
- Do your online shopping through www.ourgvmall.com/wellhouse
- Credit card donations can also be made by calling the office 210-472-2787
- Mail or drop off your donation at Woman at the Well House, 221 Post Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215
By pledging a monthly donation to the ministry, you can help us plan our work. Your donation is funding on which we can reply.
Needs List/Gift Cards:
City Public Service (CPS), San Antonio Water System (SAWS), HEB, Wal-Mart, Target, Office Max
Commercial grade paper shedder
New vacuum cleaner
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