Often times I don’t take the time to sit down and think about all of the things God has done and is doing within the ministry of Hosea through things like the vocational placement program. Our Vocational Placement Program has been around for a while and we have the opportunity with more staff to focus more of our efforts and time on this along with our other services. As we know there has always been a huge need for placing youth in sustainable and successful work, as these things are crucial components to a life away from the streets.

As Summer is winding down and Fall is fast approaching, this means that Hosea’s Fall newsletter is right around the corner. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Why? Because it allows us to praise God. Not just in the work He is doing within our Vocational Placement Program, but within the entire ministry of Hosea as a whole. Housing, mentoring, Drop-In Center, outreach, volunteers, interns, staffing, partnerships, in the lives of the young people we serve, vocational placement, relationships, financially and so much more. The best part about it is we get to share the work God has done through us with our community. I am honored that I get to be one of the vessels that He is using to carry out that work currently.

God is so good! I am reminded daily that we cannot do this life alone and that there is a way for us to not have to do it alone. Because of God’s love for us He sent His perfect Son to die for us. Our sins were nailed to the cross with Jesus as He bore the sins of all. Jesus died and rose again, defeating death, making a way for us to be in relationship with Him forever. When we choose to believe in Him as our Lord and Savior, we receive the free and undeserved favor of God: grace.

Our mission is to help Lane County homeless and at-risk youth create and sustain healthy lives away from the streets. We believe this is God’s mission for Hosea and all that we do is aimed towards achieving that mission. We are excited to share a snapshot of what God has been doing and future endeavors with you in our upcoming newsletter in Fall!

~Karri Tinnes, Director of Operations

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