Month: May 2016

He is always there…..

I awake at 3am with things on my mind…..As I make my way down the hall into my office the lyrics to an old song come to mind “He is always there, hearing every prayer, faithful and true”….and again I want to thank all those of you who are praying for this ministry. I am happy to announce that God has supplied the vehicle needed for the lady in house and I believe that it is the prayers of God’s people that has stirred His heart into action.

Vickie is now the happy owner of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, that was just the right price to fit her very small budget and came to us in a way we did not expect and right on time.  As I continually tell the ladies in the house, “God has a plan, you do your best and trust Him with the rest, and you will see amazing things begin to happen in your life”.

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you”, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11-14

God continues to amaze us and He is teaching us so many things through this ministry.  I personally am learning to truly trust Him in all things and not to get discouraged, worried or fearful when things happen that I don’t expect. Nothing happens that He is not aware of and “all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and have been called according to His holy purpose”. ( Romans 8:28)  I often say God’s got it covered and wait to see what He will do.  If it wasn’t for seeing God during these times, I would lose heart, but God is faithful and HE IS ALWAYS THERE….and we press on…..(Galatians 6:9) “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”. This is a verse that brings me much encouragement and I hope it brings encouragement to you also as you walk by faith.

I want to remind you of the Oaks Ministry Benefit Buffet Breakfast being held at Sawmill Grille in Oxford on Saturday, June 4th. Tickets are $12.00 adult/$6.00 child includes unlimited beverages. The meal consists of Pancakes, Bacon, Gravy, Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs and Coffee, OJ, Milk and Soda.  You may purchase a ticket for the 8:30 am seating or the 9:30 am seating. Tickets are limited, therefore,  contact Robin at 484-368-7268 to make your reservation asap.

Without financial support from wonderful folks like you we cannot continue to operate this ministry, therefore the Board of the Oaks Ministry thanks you in advance for your continued support. Every dollar invested in this ministry will go to help women in need and to run this ministry with integrity and transparency to honor God in every way.

Please continue to pray for this ministry as we seek God’s will every step of the way….

Together we can make a difference in lives of Gods chosen women. All for HIM!

Robin Martin, President

 

 

 

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Jehovah Jireh (the LORD will provide)

The past three days have been very tiring and extremely emotional. Planning our “first” major fund raiser for the year on a weekend that was potentially going to be very wet, raised a flag of “what shall we do?” We prayed and we moved forward…and I’m glad we did!  It was another opportunity to see God at work through this ministry regardless of our circumstances.

We raised over $3,000 in spite of the weather. God was saying, “don’t fret, I’ve got this”.  I was reminded again of God’s faithfulness in providing for us as I read the words recorded by Sarah Young in Jesus Calling for May 14th.

“I am a Mighty God. Nothing is too difficult for Me.  I have chosen to use weak ones like you to accomplish My purposes.  Your weakness is designed to open you up to My Power.  Therefore, do not fear your limitations or measure the day’s demands against your strength.  What I require of you is to stay connected to Me, living in trusting dependence on My limitless resources.”

I am reminded of the verse recorded in Luke 1:37 “For nothing is impossible with God”. I am reminded that God says “He will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory”. (Philippians 4:19)

I am thankful for the many donations that flooded in from generous people who care about the women that we reach out too. I’m thankful for all of those that showed up to help in any way.  This year the ministry was offered the opportunity to have everything left to be auctioned off in box lots to help our cause. The items will be auctioned off on May 19th. You can check them out on this website.  (www.mcgrellisauction.com)  Pray that God blesses this avenue to supply the much needed funds to keep this ministry financially alive.

As the Oaks team continues to reach out to women in need, please keep us in your prayers. That the women will be drawn to Christ not only through the testimony of our lips but also be drawn to a new way of living through the testimony of our lives. That they too will come to know Jehovah Jireh, the LORD who provides in a deeply personal way.

A  personal need we have in the Oaks house is the need for a reliable, inexpensive vehicle for one of our ladies. She is working 3 jobs and providing transportation is becoming difficult. If you are able to help with this in any way, please contact Robin at 484-368-7268. This lady is on the right path and just needs a little help from God’s special people!   I am trusting that He will provide just the right vehicle for her because after all He is “Jehovah Jireh”……

His Servant,

Robin Martin, President of the Oaks Ministry

 

 

 

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May Ministry Update

Its been 3+ months since the ladies have entered our program and things are going very well at the Oaks house.  We praise God that all three women are employed and growing stronger in faith and learning the principles they need to apply to their lives, in order to become financially stable and responsible members of our communities.

Not only are the ladies learning, but those of us that are walking with them through this process are also learning. Together we are growing into the women God wants us to be, trusting and obeying our Lord as He leads us daily. Please pray for us as we continue to move forward.

This Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, from 8am – 2pm we will be having a Benefit Yard Sale at the Oaks house on 558 Waterway Road, Oxford, Pa 19363. We do ask that you please come out and support us.  We thank all of you who have donated items to sell.

Join us this weekend and see first hand the beautiful home that God has provided for our purpose which is: “To provide transitional housing and Christian-based support services for women who would be actively working towards financial stability and other related activities”.

Please help us help them…..all for JESUS!!!

We thank you in advance…

Robin Martin, President                                                                                                                                 The Oaks Ministry

 

 

 

 

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