As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, our hearts here at Star of Hope are full of joyfulness and appreciation for you, our volunteers and financial supporters, for the significant work you have equipped us to do this year as we serve the homeless of our city. This has been so far, another record year, with overflowing daily needs throughout the year. And with the cold weather snap we are having, the needs are heightened even more.
Thank you for all you do to serve the homeless and lost in our city through the Star of Hope. Many of you know that we are 95% funded by direct contributions from people just like you and me. Star of Hope is a community mission! Our love, compassion and gifts flow from our homes and hearts to serve those in great need ... to help rebuild their homes and hearts! We do it with God’s love as we teach of His mercy, His redemption and His forgiveness. And you know what we see as the result?
- Thousands of lives restored!
- New hope in the future!
- New faith in God through his Son, Jesus Christ!
- New pathways to successful, independent living!
Please keep us in your prayers as we experience this Thanksgiving and holiday season. It will be very demanding on all of our staff due to the large numbers who are coming to us with crisis in their lives and hopelessness in their eyes. But it is a joyful and powerful time, as we see God do His miraculous work in life after life, young and old alike.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! May our Lord be especially present with you and yours this season, and know that you are a part of His great work to the homeless in Houston through the Star of Hope Mission!