What a crazy and exciting time it has been at Hosea. With the auction season passed and the Youth House up and running we are gearing up for our summer programs. We couldn’t be more grateful for each of you who attended the auction and continue to choose to support Hosea. We could not do what we do with out each of you.

You all are probably well aware now that the Youth House doors have been opened and there are 6, incredible, girls housed right now. This has been such a great learning experience thus far and we are honored to be helping run the program within the home and working along side this community to help build up and support these young women.

We are excited to launch into summer with job opportunities for some of these youth, summer trips, fun classes, and so much more. Be on the look out for opportunities to plug into the youth home this summer.

A major need right now is meal groups. We have 3 open days at the drop-in center that we need filled and just opened up the opportunity to serve and provide meals at the Youth Home. Meals are a great way to get your feet wet and experience working with at-risk and homeless youth. Many of our long time volunteers started as a meal group or meal volunteer and slowly progressed into a position out on the floor and or mentoring.

Meals are an easy way to break down barriers. If anyone has been really wanting to get involved with this demographic of youth but has been feeling apprehensive, consider becoming a meal group or meal volunteer!

Some of the best conversations I have had has been over meals or serving meals to youth. That was one of my favorite things to do when I first started as an intern almost 5 years ago at Hosea. It was a way for me to connect with youth, look them in the eye, call them by name, or learn their names. It was the gateway into building a relationship with them.

Not only do you have the opportunity to serve the youth but the opportunity to fellowship with them over a meal together. Join the Hosea team today and partner with us in helping homeless and at-risk youth in our community create and sustain a life away from the streets. God can use you to change lives by simply serving a meal.

Sincerely,

Karri