Dear Prayer Partners,
This month marked my one-year anniversary working as the pastor for residents and staff at Eagle Village. During this year it’s been my joy to distribute 3 cases of Bibles and dozens of handmade quilts to residents and more than 50 copies of the Jesus Calling daily devotional to new staff.
And although these gifts are precious and often quite meaningful to those who receive them, they are more than just gifts. They are intended to be expressions of love and welcome to those entering the Eagle Village community.
Many of our residents come to us with very little in the way of personal possessions and have never had a hand-made quilt or owned a Bible for themselves. These gifts reflect the kind of warm welcome we want each of them to experience.
In similar fashion, our new staff enter their training program expecting to receive an Employee Handbook and to fill out lots of paperwork… but most of them are not expecting to be gifted a daily devotional. Our hope is that, as they begin their work at Eagle Village, the love and care that is shown to them for their personal and spiritual well-being will be reflected in how they serve our youth and their families.
In Romans 12:10, the apostle Paul gives us this reminder, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
This month, as you pray for the staff of Eagle Village and the youth and families we serve, would you pray that each person has the opportunity to know and experience the love of Christ? Pray that, whether through a simple gift or kind word, they feel loved and honored and that ultimately their hearts are turned toward their loving Heavenly Father.
To help you know how to pray each day for the ministry of Eagle Village, you can download our February prayer calendar here.
Pastor Eric Woods