God’s Faithfulness, Transformation

Dear FLS Family and Friends,

Thank you for helping us celebrate God’s faithfulness throughout 75 years of ministry this year!

We  continue to focus on facilitating life transformation for single moms and their families through faith-based community, both through our resident program and through Women of Courage, our community outreach program. Thank you for helping us through your generosity and your prayers.

FLS uses 2 Peter 1 as a guideline for measuring transformation:

…, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 

We have always believed that true transformation first has an inward impact, which works itself out in our relationships with others. As we watch moms grow in these ways, we see them become more confident parents. As one of our past residents said:

When I first learned about FLS… I was starting over… I felt lost and hopeless. I couldn’t see how we were going to make it through. …We needed help. We needed a home. The kids needed love and nurturing. …

I started to mend and heal and grow. I learned how to stand on my own.

Our life now is amazing. … I’ve worked my way off of food stamps and Medicaid. I feel happy and blessed.

Who knows how it would have been without Family Life. … I wouldn’t trade our time there for anything in the world. Thank you… to everyone who is continuing to carry on the mission, and to all who donate, and to all of the volunteers. You helped us more than I could ever put into words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Transformation – a change of heart, and change for a better future. The mother quoted here is also following Christ – who transforms lives eternally. Thank you for being transformative agents with us. Please continue to uphold us in your prayers.


Sues Hess

FLS Exec. Director  sues.hess@flscs.org


  1. My name is Michael davis me and my family will not be haveing Christmas this year there’s no money my wife of 72 is faceing vasculat bypass surgery December 20 the I’m working but it’s been hard I had vascular bypass last year now I have a hearnia the size of two basket balls and I’m in pain all the time trying to pay my bills I’m paying out more money than I make I hate December my dad died in December this is been the worst year lot of people haveing nice Christmas and we are struggling to live more less think about Christmas I just wish somebody’s could help us or somebody to talk to it seems like nobody cares I’m sorry for you to hear me and Mary problems I do wish for all the children to have a nice Christmas and all for those who deserve it thank you michael & Mary

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