Our 4th Annual Fundraising Banquet!

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What an amazing night! Thank you to all who attended our Fourth Annual Fundraising Banquet last night! The theme this year was Rejoice!- and it was an uplifting night of celebration of all that the Lord has done through Faith House! We enjoyed wonderful fellowship, a video update of our house renovations, heartfelt sharing by our guest speaker Mary Peterson of Heartbeat International who made us laugh and touched our hearts with stories of healing and transformation, and were blessed to honor the significant contributions of real estate agent Chris Baker, attorney Rich Mahon, and architect Steve Whalen whose expertise and donations of professional services were instrumental in our recent house purchase.

Our generous donors raised 92% of our $50,000 goal for the evening in one-time gifts and monthly pledges! We are so grateful to all who gave! We are so close to our goal- would you help us get there? Its not too late to join in the celebration by making a gift that will provide a safe home and a new life for so many mothers and babes!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Anonymous

Avery and Linda Arzu

Borland House

Bridge Builders Community Church

Bruderhof Communities

Devitt’s Equipment

Emery & Webb, Inc.,- ministryinsured.com

Jane Halasz

Knights of Columbus-Washingtonville

Innate Chiropractic

Living Word Chapel

Jay and Dot Magnelli

Marion Salonspa

Orange County Right to Life

Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation

Williams Lumber

Summer 2019

In You, Lord my God, I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1

Dear Faith House Supporters-

Renovations to the house have begun. A big thank you to our architect Steve Whalen and Board member Gary Whittaker for your work preparing and filing the building permit application! The kitchen is being completely redone; changes are also being made to the staircase and to 2 of the bedrooms. We are blessed that most of the house will not require more than a fresh coat of paint! We are looking forward to sharing before and after photos with you as the house is transformed! Many people have donated furniture and supplies. We are still in need of area rugs, paint, and curtains for every room. Please see our website if you can donate any of those items. Thank you to all who have purchased items off our Amazon wishlist! Some essential bedroom and kitchen are supplies are still available- please consider blessing our future moms by purchasing something off this list to make our house a home. The link to the Amazon wishlist is below and can also be accessed through www.faithhouseny.org/howtohelp.

Thank you to all who came out for a wonderful night of worship June 15! We enjoyed an uplifting time in the presence of the Lord with Dave Pettigrew and Divine Pursuit. Thank you to Goodwill Church and Pastor Josh Stewart for hosting this event and doing a fantastic job as our emcee, and to our Board and volunteers for working so hard to put an amazing evening together. You raised over $6000 in gifts and monthly pledges towards our operating expenses! I am especially excited to welcome 12 new monthly donors to our Seed Sowers monthly giving program. To join this growing group of people committed to meeting the monthly needs of Faith House please see our website at faithhouseny.org/give.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support! You are making it happen!

In Christ,

Linda Arzu
Executive Director


Gary Collins and his amazing team from United Methodist Church of Hyde Park have accomplished so much in just a few hours!!

Gary Collins

Dave Pettigrew

Thank you for worshiping with us and giving so generously!


Karen Bakun

Meet Karen Bakun
Volunteer Coordinator

Karen is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to organizing and managing our volunteers.   Currently working as a cosmetologist in Orange County, she also has an accounting degree and a background managing animal hospitals.  Married for nearly 40 years with 4 grandchildren who she calls her heartbeat,  Karen attends Goodwill Montgomery church, and is active in Tres Dias and Restoring the Foundations ministries.  If you want to volunteer, Karen will put you to work!


Join our Seed Sowers Monthly Program!

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What a difference a Spring clean-up from Twin Ponds Greenhouses made! Thank you for volunteering your time to spruce up the yard!


Thank you to all who have purchased items off our Amazon wishlist! There are still many needed bedroom and kitchen items available. Click below to find something to make the house a home!

Faith House is Moving Forward Toward Opening!

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See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:19

Dear Faith House Supporters-

One year ago, I left a full-time job to become the first Executive Director of Faith House.  As I look back over this past year, it is hard to believe that everything that happened encompassed only one year.  At times, it has felt like 5 years in one!  As the year came to a close, we were blessed with a beautiful home which we are preparing to welcome young mothers and babies.  It was amazing to see this purchase come together- the Lord truly called so many people forward to bring this to pass in so many ways!  From our generous donors who raised 100% of the purchase price, to numerous professionals who donated necessary services, to all the volunteers who have come together to clean out the house and begin to prepare it for this life-saving ministry.  From our home inspector to our title company, from our pest control company to our septic company, from many church youth groups to our plumber and insurance agent:  we are so grateful to all of you who have embraced this mission and joined together to bring this work to this critical juncture.  Renovations will be beginning soon on the kitchen, and so many people have purchased items large and small from our wish list to furnish the house. Please see faithhouseny.org/howtohelp to how you can contribute to make the house a home.

As we prepare to open, I invite you to further invest in this ministry by becoming a monthly donor.  As you know, Faith House does not receive any government support.  We are completely dependent on the sacrificial giving of those who believe in this work- who believe that no one should be homeless and pregnant, that babies deserve to be born into a safe and nurturing environment, and that women will not choose abortion when they have practical alternatives to meet their needs.  In our current political landscape in New York, it is more important than ever that we offer pregnant women the real, concrete help they need to choose life, both during pregnancy and after their babies are born.

Currently  50 dedicated  people support Faith House every month.  Walking by faith, continuing to give month in and month out, before they could see any fruit from the seeds they have sown.  These are the people that truly amaze me- we would not be where we are without you.  Opening our doors will require a real leap of faith from all of you who have been praying to see Faith House open.  To meet our expenses will require $9000 per month from committed individuals, churches and businesses. Can I count on you to join this special group of donors? Your dedicated monthly investment in the women and children who will have their lives transformed through the Lord's work in Faith House will bear fruit for generations to come.  Please join this courageous group of donors by making a monthly pledge through our website today.

We are encouraged every day by knowing you believe in this work and are making the vision a reality!  Thank you so much for your continued prayers and generous support!
 

In Christ,

Linda Arzu
Executive Director





Thank you Pregnancy Help News for a great article! To see how you can get involved in providing safe housing for pregnant women see our website faithhouseny.org.

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Karen McLaurin

We are beyond thrilled to welcome Karen McLaurin as the newest member of the Faith House Board of Directors! Karen truly has a heart to serve pregnant women and comes with a Masters in Public Health and a 30 year career in child welfare, foster care, adoption and child protective services. So happy to have you on the team Karen!

Thank you to the Volunteers helping Clean our House!!!

Trinity Youth joined rubber gloves with other local volunteers to lend a hand at Faith House.

Trinity Youth joined rubber gloves with other local volunteers to lend a hand at Faith House.

Help Fill Our Monthly Donation Thermometer!

Sustain Faith House

Help Fill Our Operating Expenses Thermometer!

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A nice article in the Wallkill Valley Times about Faith House... read this article

We’ve created an Amazon.com wish list. Bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and other items for our home. Remember to purchase through Amazon Smile (the link is below) and select Faith House for Mothers and Children, Inc. so that Amazon will make a donation to Faith House. 

Amazon Wish List

Read this article: How Pro-Life Ministry Goes Well Beyond “Only Caring About the Baby”

How to Help

Link to our website

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Faith House
PO Box 622
Walden, NY  12586
845-372-8052
http://www.faithhouseny.org

Faith House in the News!

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE TODAY!!

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WE CLOSED ON THIS HOUSE TODAY!!!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Praise God for this giant step towards welcoming young mothers who desperately need the love, hope and security Faith House will provide! Above all, they will come to know the joy, hope and strength that can only be found in the Lord!

  • 5000 square foot home located in Walden NY

  • Secluded, wooded one acre of land

  • Ample space for live in staff

  • Extra rooms for private counseling, office space, storage

  • 4 mothers and babies will have a safe place to call home

WHAT'S NEXT?

  • The house will need some renovations.  Many people with various skills have offered to help.  We will be contacting you.  Please let me know if you can help or can supervise a work team.

  • We can now accept material donations!  Wish lists will be posted and shared soon.  Furniture, appliances, clothing, supplies, baby items, computers.

  • Please consider making a gift towards operating expenses.  Committed monthly donors are crucial.  Just $73 each month will provide a day of shelter, food, supplies, caring guidance and encouragement for a mother and her baby. Your gift of $2190 will meet their tangible needs, and offer healing and hope, for a full month.      

I thank God for all of you who have prayed for Faith House and continue to give generously from your heart.  Without you, this would not be possible!


To God be the glory,

Linda Arzu
Founder and Director

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