Spring is here, the trees and flowers are in bloom and the warm air is beginning to become a frequent occurrence. Children become more anxious for school to be over so they can enjoy the activities the day can bring and adults feel awakened and ready to begin anew with the promise of brighter and longer days.
At The Salvation Army, we never take a single day for granted and consider each one a gift from God. We are overwhelmed with gladness and what He provides on a daily basis to this organization. When spring approaches we too are delighted by the beautiful colors of the blossoming trees with their array of hues against the backdrop of a radiant blue sky. And as we stare at the changes of the season, nothing is more precious than to hear the voices of children within our community laughing, talking and singing with their friends as they play sports in the field behind our community center, complete their homework with the help of tutors, design masterpieces with paint and clay or research topics in our computer lab. Nothing is sweeter than to see adults ranging in ages from 18-70 entering our Life Skills Learning program to sharpen their reading/math skills, earn their GED, gain more computer knowledge, create a stronger resume, gain a greater understanding of health/wellness and how to better manage their finances. Nothing stirs the soul like watching a homeless family come off the street or from living in their car and finding refuge in our Transitional Housing program. A program that allows the family to stay together and with the help of case managers eventually transition out into permanent housing, employed and with hope for a brighter future!
Thanks to all of you for helping to make change possible for those who seek it. Thank you for enabling all of them to find their spring; their opportunity to begin anew, to truly live and to feel the warmth of the sun like they’ve never had before!
Psalm 100:2, “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”