Dear FLS Friends,
Moms build futures here.
Recent resident, Bianca, shares how FLS helped her build a new future:
FLS was and is a family for me. I arrived without extended family, without a job, without money. Family Life Services gave Cristobal and me a home, and I can never forget that. Without speaking perfect English, they believed in me and gave me an opportunity to participate in this program. And thanks to them, I transformed my worries and tears into joy! Today, when Cristobal and I pass by FLS in my car, he calls out to me, “mother house” and “love”. “Hijo” (son), I respond, “never forget your best memories are here… fight for your dreams and take advantage of this opportunity!”
This year has been unlike any other in our long history, but God remains the same and has continued to provide and guide. Throughout the shut-downs, we pivoted creatively but never stopped services. We now walk alongside more than 18 moms and 38 children in our residency and outreach programs, as they face more uncertainty than usual.
As you prayerfully consider a special year-end gift, we are thrilled to share our largest matching grant ever: $84,000 from hugely generous donors! This essentially guarantees that your year-end donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar, causing your gift to be doubled!
We know these are trying times for you, too. You are in our heartfelt prayers. Thank you for upholding Family Life in your prayers, as well. Each prayer and each gift truly helps moms build futures at Family Life.
May Advent bring you closer to our Savior,
Lisa Schmitz Tonya Lark
Community Relations Director Operations Director