Christmas Greetings from
Haven House Transitional Living Center
for people transitioning from homeless to a home of their own.
HAVEN HOUSE FAMILIES, VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF
WISH YOU ALL A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!
MAY THE JOY OF THE SEASON GROW WITHIN YOUR HEART
THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR!
What if Jesus had been born in a shed behind a gas station in Olathe? Would it have made the news? “Poor homeless woman gives birth to baby in a shed behind the gas station.” First to arrive would be the city police to see if EMS was needed. Then a reporter and photographer from the Daily Press would arrive to document the sad conditions. Next Social Services would come to assess the situation and try to take the baby away from the obviously unfit parents.
And she brought forth her first born son and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger: because there was no room for them in the inn. ~ Luke 2:7
What an event that would have been! Everyone would have had an opinion, a judgment, a criticism of these terrible unfit parents. Baby Jesus came in the back door of the world, unnoticed except by a very few. He was not acknowledged in any way but by the poor shepherds and the odd kings from distant lands who knew in their hearts that something marvelous had occurred. What a surprising, unexpected event that would have been.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger. ~ Luke 2:16
God the Father wanted it to happen in exactly that way. He planned this event long ago and it was foretold in the Old Testament. The prophets had also foretold that a vulnerable child king would bring Good News to the whole world.
Jesus came for us all – just as we are right now; to make a difference as he did and continues to do through us today. He came to meet our every need and to bring salvation.
It is all up to us what we do with this Good News isn’t it?
Haven House is a faith based non-profit group serving the needs of the homeless families in Delta, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties. We feed the physical, mental and spiritual needs and help return families to self-sustaining living. We accomplish this with God’s grace and your kind generosity.
Since opening our doors in April 2011 we have provided
over 40,000 shelter nights to families.
Your FINANCIAL SUPPORT is needed to help us continue this ministry, as the need and families residing at Haven House has increased. This year, consider blessing the hearts of a homeless family at the same time you enjoy the blessing of your home and all of your family within it.