You may have heard my friend, Latroya, share her story before or it may be new to you. She is one of those parents, we wrote about last week. Her story is a story of hope and family, right here in our neighborhood.
Latroya and her best friend Britney attended HCM's original program, Noah Sidewalk Sonday School, and it had such an impact on their lives that when they heard 3 years ago that "Noah" was still going on, they knew that they had to get involved again.
The part in her testimony that stuck out to me when I read it again recently was, "The memories of the loving volunteers and staff, memories of the fun we had had, but mostly the memory of how I came to know Jesus. How my eyes and heart was opened to my Savior. I needed my children to experience this. I wanted them to be a part of something so great. A place where they would be able to grow spiritually in a fun, exciting environment. In three years of them attending HCM, that is exactly what my children have received.
Want to read the full testimony? Click here.
Both Latroya and Britney, believe in God's work through HCM and are committed to volunteering at the after school program, encouraging other parents at Parent Empowerment meetings and are beloved friends and supporters of many of our staff.
My challenge to you today, echoes the last few words of Latroya's testimony, "I am hoping 20 years from now that it (HCM) is still available to the children in the Hartford community." It is with your faithful support, that we have come this far! Will you consider making a gift today or a monthly contribution to help ensure HCM's continued presence in the community?
Thank you again for all that you already do. Our work in North Hartford wouldn’t be possible without you.
May His kingdom come,
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Our mailing address is:
Hartford City Mission
P.O. Box 320397
Hartford, CT 06132-0397