Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Security First Baptist Church October 1st -2nd

Security First Baptist Church is having another Garage Sale benefiting the JoyHouse!

What a great opportunity to clean out your garage and drop off your donations or call us and schedule a pick up. Terry 281-352-0977 or leave a message at 281-432-7404

We will also be selling delicious SNOW CONES so bring your sweet tooth too!

OCTOBER 1st and 2nd

Monday, September 20, 2010

Twas NOT for NOT

Last spring Security First Baptist Church had a work day at the JoyHouse. One of the things these awesome people worked so hard on was building a GARDEN! As it turned out, the garden mix soil was too hot and all of the plants did not grow. We got plenty of black eyed peas and sweet peas , and a few tomatoes and cucumbers but that was it.
Here we are in late September and its time to plant again.

Chris and Daniel came over and mowed the property and also around the garden area. When we got out there to prepare the garden..... we discovered that, not only has the soil finally cooled down, but the seed that was planted last March is producing FRUIT!

God is so AWESOME!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


What a wonderful weekend!

"Ark the community" returned to the JoyHouse and sproused things up once again. It is so great to feel the LOVE of the LORD through these compassionate people. God is so awesome!

We were also blessed by Big Lots who invited us to do our Snow Cone fundraiser. Security First Baptist Church was right there pitching in and being supportive as they always are! Blue bubble gum was the favorite flavor of the day as you can see by all the blue smiles!

We did not raise a lot of funds this weekend but we connected with people and handed out a lot of flyers.

We met so many different individuals today. Some were preachers, others teachers from the local schools, graphic designers offering their talents, CPS workers, young mothers and old grandmas thanking us for what we are doing.

It was so amazing to arrive back at the JoyHouse after such a long day, to find things so different and wonderful. Most of the trim has been painted and there is a new wall and cool new chalk board to write on.

Thank you!

What a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Growing and Changing

Terry and Elizabeth Mann from Security First Baptist Church donated a wonderful corner stall shower kit for the JoyHouse Bathroom.

It is absolutely perfect!

If you are pregnant, the shower is so much safer than an old bear claw tub.

We need a few other items before we can get started on this project, but the JoyHouse is growing and changing everyday.

It is so exciting to see what God is going to do next.