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“Lighting the Pathway Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries 4630 SE Thiessen Road to those in need of Hope and Peace” April 2010 The Pathway Feature Articles Stepping Out in Faith From Our Mailbox 2 Our Mission Statement Any successful business or We want to instill in them Meet TRM Mothers 2 organization has clearly personal growth, change, Thiessen Roadhouse is defined goals which it sets and community. With a Christian ministry out to achieve. TRM Board God’s help, TRM support- TRM 2010 Luncheon 3 focused on providing of Directors, staff, and ers, and partnering spiritual guidance volunteers each day take together, we will have the and transitional pride in stepping out in strength to endure the Schedule of Classes & 4 housing for mothers faith in the community harsh reality of today’s Services in crisis. with leadership. It takes violent and unjust world. dedicated involvement to Standing together to claim As for me and my Oregon City Christ’s 5 successfully achieve these the restoration that the household: that He may Church objectives. The necessity of world desperately needs. establish peace on my setting goals is also true in borders and strengthen We have exciting, defined Motorcycle Fun Run 5 an individual’s life. How the bars to my gates and goals ahead of us for in meaningful are the lives of Where is Your Apron? 6 bless the children within. 2010-2011. We want to those who have no vision of Vehicle Donation 6 He sends forth his word thank you for continuing what they can do for the and melts anything to believe in the mission of future of their family, against the cold, provid- Thiessen Roadhouse church, community, or Pledging a Better 7 ing for His children. Ministries, as well as country? How purposeful Choice 7 Psalm 14:13-21 sharing our vision. We is the existence of people Tea & Tour Info who have no sense of encourage you to step out ___________________ TRM Mercantile 8 responsibility for what they in faith in your own And I heard the voice of do? In today’s busy world community and be the Meet the TRM Board 9 the Lord saying “Whom Thiessen Roadhouse has example of what Christian shall I send, and who chosen to take this sense of values can do. By taking How You Can Help 10 will go for us?” Then I responsibility for others, as care of our own backyards said, “Here I am. with our mothers, helping together we can change Send me.” them to make wise choices the world! Isaiah 6:8 for their lives also. A Message from Linda Wiles Thornton, Executive Director Being a “Peacemaker” in cared for, children having evicted, have my children today’s world, having their needs met, having taken away and be compassion for those in shelter, love, food, security, hungry. Having a need, to reach out beyond safety and understanding. “Peacemaker” who can ourselves with integrity provide tools, prayer, and grace, is what the Having needs met begins counseling, resources, world is in need of now. with getting the tools needed education and encourage- to manage crisis when it ment allows a person to The health of our world arrives. Not too many people wake up and say “Today I depends on families stay- wake up and say “Today I’m can because of God.” “Making Big Differences ing together, babies being going to loose my job, be in Little Lives…” PAGE 2 T H E P AT HW A Y From Our Mailbox: Lovely Letters of Support Make Our Day I found myself alone and pregnant, not a Linda, perfect timing in my life, but I knew that what lay ahead would change my life. We hope all is well with you and the Abandoned by the father of my unborn ministry. We have been holding you up child, even my family, I felt desperately in prayer and want to send on our alone, now what was I supposed to do? I pledge offering for this month. We was without funds, lost my job because know of the many needs of your of inconsistency in my life, and every- mother’s and babies, please use for the thing seemed hopeless. I turned to Preg- general fund, but “set aside 10% of it nancy Resource Center, (PRC), and they for yourself and buy yourself some- gave me the number of Thiessen Road- thing fun!”. We also have a box of large Thank you to everyone who sends in house and said that they could help me. diapers that our potty trained daughter letters of encouragement and support. I called and they just happened to have a does not use anymore. Some of our favorite letters are updates room, at least something good was hap- from mothers who have graduated, from Diana pening in my life, I can remember even ________________________________ people we have never met or from new praying. The interview was encouraging friends we have made that have come to and proved to be “just where I was sup- This is our monthly pledge, wish it was further support the goals of the ministry. pose to birth my child”, I loved it there! more. Remember, don't forget the ice What a delight to go to the mailbox and to find hand written notes sent from such I will never forget the kindness and ac- cream for the Mothers! lovely people who have taken the time to ceptance that I experienced, that literally changed my life forever. My son and I Jim & Patty Macomber say how much they care. are stable and ever so thankful, thank (Along with the Macomber’s monthly you to my “ TRM family”! Regina Blessings, Linda pledge, comes a Baskin & Robbins trip) TRM Mother’s & Baby’s, The Promise of Life Program These TRM mothers with their babies and families have received the benefits of participating in The Promise of Life Program, made possible by our faithful supporters. For over 25 years Mothers have found their way to TRM and found through God all things are possible for those who love the Lord! T H E P AT HW A Y PAGE 3 3rd Annual Ladies Luncheon & High Tea 3rd Annual Fundraiser Please Join Us! Our Hostess Tables of 8 are Filling up Fast! Celebrating & Benefiting • Hawaiian Dress Thiessen Roadhouse • Unique Island Hat Contest Our 3rd Annual Ladies Luncheon and High Tea Ministries • Be prepared to Fellowship Fundraiser this year is a Hawaiian theme. We have an _________________________ • Delicious Buffet Lunch, exiting fun filled afternoon Ladies Luncheon Desserts, and Door Prizes planned for you! Plan on • Guest Speakers joining us for this unforget- & table event by responding to High Tea • Silent Auction registration early, as the event sells out each year. Hawaiian Theme • Polynesian Dancers Our new location, Pioneer • Photographer Community Center, in “Nami Makana of Ola” Oregon City, is easy to find, (Beautiful Gift of Life) • Concert Pianist has easy access and adequate parking. Saturday May 8th, 2010 11:30 am to 3:30 pm So get your “coconuts and Please RSVP by: Pioneer Community Center grass skirts” ready! An April 19th, 2010 award will be given for the 615 5 th Street most creative, original and Guest Tickets $25 “award winning” style Oregon City, Oregon Hawaiian hat. Be prepared 97045 Office Phone 503-653-0450 Direct 503-719-1114 for an exciting program Hosted by of speakers, Polynesian __________________________ Dancers, an incredible TRM Board of Directors and catered buffet, Silent TRM Luncheon Email: Auction as well as individual Committee Volunteers Linda@ThiessenRoadhouse.com or group professional (checks payable to TRM) pictures taken. ___________________________ These are just a few of our Or pay on-line with memorable pictures from Greater Giving Services at the our 2nd Annual Tea 2009. Thiessen Roadhouse Website ThiessenRoadhouse.com PAGE 4 T H E P AT HW A Y TRM Scheduled Classes & Services TRM Woman’s Group confused world? Need a friend or know matters of Post Traumatic Stress Syn- someone in need of friendship? You will drome, Drug Addictions, Marriage/ Domestic Violence/Anger Mngt., find encouragement and love of the Relationships, Sexual Abuse, and Art AA/NA Victorious classes sisters at TRM no matter what the cir- Therapy for Traumatized Children. No cumstances are in your life. We pattern one is ever turned away for not being able Tuesday evenings our lives today after the women of the to pay for a session. 7 PM to 8:30 PM Bible, of their strength and courage to ◙ endure. Bring a friend that may be in need of ◙ Labor Doula Services support and fellowship. All classes give documentation for personal & court By Appointment TRM Heart to Heart purposes. Bring your favorite snack. Doula: a Greek word for women helping ◙ Counseling Sessions women during birth. Doula’s assist mid- wives and mothers in the birthing proc- Women’s Bible Study By Appointment ess. TRM offers Doula Services to resi- dents in the house as well as non resident Friday evenings As well as in house counseling, we also clients. Fee’s are arranged by ability to reach out to serve those in need in the pay. 7 PM to 8:30 PM community. Offering Certified Christian Counseling by striving to connect with To inquire about classes and services Please, come and study with us! Want to the client, bringing a better understanding please contact Linda Wiles Thornton at learn more about the Bible and the bond- of the importance of their lives. TRM 503-653-0450 ing of the sisterhood, in today’s busy and counsels in areas of family and individual TRM Promise of Life Weekly Schedule for Residents What does a week look like in the TRM • A Group Session is conducted at • Residents are encouraged to take Promise of Life Program? A set schedule 7 PM to 8:30 PM. personal time and have 2 days of rest is a must to keep everyone productive and family time. and the house in good working order. ◙ Residents know what to expect and they • For residents needing Doula learn planning techniques that are crucial Wednesday: Services appointments can be made. to help them graduate, as well as living a productive life outside of the ministry. • Open day for residents to accomplish ◙ 2010-2011 revised scheduled format will their daily obligations and program be as follows: goals. Individual counseling appoint- Sunday: ments for residents are available ◙ after 7:30 PM. • All residents are invited to attend either the 10:00 AM or 6 :00 PM Monday: ◙ service at New Song Community Church, (or their church of choice), • 9 AM “Morning Tea Time” to Thursday: with transportation being provided review the upcoming weekly by the TRM van. As residents excel schedule of each resident, review the • Individual counseling appointments in their Promise of Life program weekly household chore list, and the are available for residents. they are also encouraged to become ministry schedule such as upcoming involved in the various New Song • Special Focus Projects are scheduled tours or volunteer projects. classes and women’s groups. such as grocery shopping outings, • Individual counseling appointments resume writing classes, meal prepa- • Residents have Sunday evening to are available for residents. ration, parenting instruction, or tech- prepare for the week ahead. niques for personal relaxation. ◙ ◙ ◙ Tuesday: The Promise of Life program is a full Friday & Saturday: week of learning complimented with • Residents work on weekly individual support and encouragement! goals and schedule counseling times • Women’s Bible Study Group meets to help complete their program. from 7 PM—8:30 PM. T H E P AT HW A Y PAGE 5 Oregon City Christ’s Church (OCCC): Outstanding TRM Supporter Thiessen Roadhouse’s daily prayer has seek and save the lost, on a one-on-one always been for someone to come by and basis. They are a body of believers that “Adopt” us. They did just that! Since make up the temple of the Living God August 2010, Karla and her husband and the Kingdom of His Son. OCCC has Terry have been of service to TRM. assembled for 2 years at the home of Their extension of love was so great, Evangelist Matthew Keikkala. They their desire so fulfilled, and their faith stand on the Word of God in scriptures confirmed. They were in for the such as: 2nd Cor 6:16/Matt. 28:19-20 long-haul! Not only was their excitement about TRM filled, they introduced the Their mission is to visit orphans and whole church to us, and now we are widows in distress. They help support “partnering families”. They have Clackamas County Children’s Center, God works in mysterious ways. His extended their volunteering and hospital- Missions in India, Bellarus, Africa, and ways are not our ways. His thoughts are ity in fellowship, incredible worship now, Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries. not our thoughts! This is how wonder- services around huge outdoor bonfires, ful people come into each others lives to needs from maintenance to overlooking answer prayers. OCCC has answered the ministry, events, participation, and much needed prayer with TRM. It “just being there”! The biggest contribu- happened suddenly as it came! Karla tion sacrifice has been there devoted time Feaser was handed a TRM brochure one to the TRM Mercantile, (TRM’s new day and the rest is history. She had project. A new thrift shop storefront on been praying for the Lord to lead her, 82nd Street in Portland, featured on page waiting upon His will, and a calling on 8). Several months, days, and hours of her life, little did she (or TRM), realize hard work and love has been given by the depth of what she was asking for or these beautiful servants. They proclaim, the commitment that was starting that “It is not because of us, it is for the Glory would change both lives forever! of God, that we do, what we do!” The focus of OCCC is to equip the saints to TRM 1st Annual Motorcycle Rally 2010 “Riding for Miracles”! TRM 1st Annual Motorcycle We will head out Hwy 212, Molalla will • Pray for Sunshine! Rally Fun Run be our ½ way stop-over for a ½ hour, circle around to Canby 99/along river “Riding for Miracles” to Oregon City, to 14th street, to the Feaser’s home Oregon City, 8 miles May 1st, 2010 Saturday morning from O.C. There we will have fellow- Arrive at 8am ship, music, door prizes from different Location: Joe’s parking lot in local bike shops, special parking Milwaukie on McLaughlin Blvd for bikes, a delicious homemade lunch of Chili, salad, cornbread, • Registration and Waiver need to desserts/water/coffee/pop. (Donations be filled out before gladly accepted). leaving Joe’s at 9 am • Biker’s entry fee $20 & $5 for rider • For your assurance, we will have a pick-up, trailer, and tools, bringing Note from Lily (pictured above): • Rhonda’s Coffee Shop on location up the rear, if by chance anyone Golly Gee Wiz!, I wish I could ride in the for her Homemade Biscuits & Gravy, breaks down. We would not want to rally but my Grandmother Linda says I’m and freshly made Latte’s anyone left along side of the road. just too young. I’m only 5, but I have good taste in bikes! Guess I will just have • 84.4 mile run, from Joe’s to our • This is an adult, non-alcohol, to wait until I am 16 so I am old enough Hosts: Terry and Karla Feaser’s home clean and sober run event to go “Ride for Miracles”!…... PAGE 6 T H E P AT HW A Y Vehicle Donation Though we love unique donations, please no lawn art! Thank you everyone that has donated a vehicle to the ministry. As soon as we get an automobile donated, we are always able to find someone who is in need of a vehicle in good condition and in running order. These vehicles are another form of donation that contributes to the general fund, meeting our many needs. What a wonderful way to donate to TRM! If you, or someone you know would like to donate a vehicle, please call us. We want to thank each one of you who has donated a vehicle, for thinking of us and for being so generous! We appreciate vehicles in good running order as we do not have the resources available to diagnose problems and the ex- pense of repair. We do have volunteers that are willing to detail and give tune-ups in order to enhance the value of a vehicle. We are also accepting titled vehicles such as motorcycles, 4-wheelers, utility trailers, boats, and Jet Ski’s. Bicycles are also very popular both to sell or for our residents to use. How Times Have Changed: Where’s Your Apron? If you step into the TRM kitchen you will find a variety of aprons, which are used daily since we teach mothers the importance of cooking, with the special touch of using aprons. Here is a brief history of how the apron was an important part of women’s daily lives. The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven. It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears! From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven. When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the pods. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees. When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds. When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner. Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw. It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. Do you remember the love of your Grandma's aprons? Now-a-days people would go crazy trying to figure out how many germs were on Grandma’s apron. What are your memories from your Grandma’s apron? Just for fun, send an email about your favorite apron memory to Linda, Linda@ThiessenRoadhouse.com, and we will post them in the TRM Kitchen for our Mothers to see. (Note: Price of McCall’s pattern at upper right corner sold for 35 cents in the 1950’s) The Moments to Praise God Happy moments , PRAISE GOD Difficult moments, PRAISE GOD Quite moments, PRAISE GOD Painful moments, PRAISE GOD Every moment, PRAISE GOD Rick Warren T H E P AT HW A Y PAGE 7 Pledging to Give Women in Crisis a Better Choice Most women show up on our doorstep issues/assessments and documenta- • $10,900 is the average cost per because they are pregnant and in crisis tion, monitoring & supervised visita- participant that graduates from the 6 and have no other “choice”. Most have tions month program determined that abortion is not the answer for them, but still it is a choice that they • Transportation for medical needs, • $1,800 will sponsor 1 mother & could have made in their desperation. The court appearances, shopping, and baby for 1 month Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries (TRM) church related activities Promise of Life Program isn’t as easy as • $900 will sponsor 1 mother & baby getting an abortion, but it does provide a • Support for transitioning into perma- for 2 weeks constructive alternative for residents who nent housing along with help in job are exposed to the program. Women who search skills and networking • $450 will sponsor 1 mother & baby graduate are empowered to move forward for 1 week The cost of providing these services for with their lives after their baby is born, one mother and child is a $1,800 • $200 will sponsor 1 mother & baby regardless of what crisis may arise. monthly expense for 3 days TRM has three rooms available for hous- ing mothers in crisis. The TRM Promise • $800 Housing & Food • $65 will sponsor 1 mother & baby of Life Program provides the following for 1 day • $500 Promise of Life Counseling, 20 monthly services: hours monthly • $50 will sponsor 1 evaluation & • Fully furnished TRM housing, along counseling session for a pro- • $200 Transportation spective mother into the program with “everything a mother & baby might possibly need” • $300 Utilities (water, gas heat, elec- • “Priceless” Daily prayer for our tricity, phone, sewer, garbage) ministry to serve its vision of creat- • Maternity and post-transitional clothing for mothers, as well as, ing happy, healthy, and self suffi- Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries infant clothing cient mothers with babies through Sponsorship Opportunities the birthing process. • Proper nutrition Consider sponsoring the Promise of Life Thank you for a consideration to pledge Program with a one time gift or gifting a • Christian counseling, spiritual guid- monthly or a sponsorship to help moth- monthly pledge. Donors can specify how ance/bible study ers in crisis! the donation is used or can designate TRM to grant sponsorship to residents as • Labor Doula services & birthing needed. classes • $65,500 Sponsors an average of 5 • Parenting skills/classes, and counsel- graduates of the TRM Promise of ing as needed in anger management, Life Program domestic violence, drug & alcohol, as well as, 12 steps programs in- • $16,400 is the cost per participant cluding AA and NA Victorious that graduates from the 9 month program • Support for court related Schedule a TRM Tea & Tour TRM Tea and Tour is an excellent opportunity to get to know more about the ministry as a whole, as well as meet our mother’s and their babies. Our Tea and Tours allow the TRM program leaders and mothers to get to know our supporters in a more personal way. You get a chance to take a tour to see our home, perhaps for the first time. Take some time to slow down, put the world on hold, have a cup of tea, and at the same time “rock a baby”! The visit may also be helpful in realizing where you might serve in our volunteer or sponsorship pro- grams. The Tea & Tour program also gives our mothers an opportunity to interact with visitors and make new acquaintances. Each visitor lends a helping hand of encouragement, essential to a mothers growth and self esteem, making her feel welcome and cared for. Your interest in the program and personal visit is extremely validating to our residents. Tea & Tours are by appointment only, and usually take less than an hour, but your welcome to stay as long as you like! Please call and schedule a time so we can anticipate your visit and prepare a personalized tea time just for you! PAGE 8 T H E P AT HW A Y TRM Mercantile Opening on July 11th, 2010 We are moving July. If anyone has time, talent or spe- forward every cial gifts to offer, you would be a bless- chance we can ing! Come help us finish “build the with the renova- barn”! Projects include painting, tion and restora- carpentry, washing windows, cleaning, tion of this 1920’s yard work, planting of shrubs and two bedroom flowers, organizing, or even bringing house, perfect for by a hot dish or cookies for the volun- a retail location. teers! After opening we will look for- The anticipated ward to accepting your donations of Grand Opening is Antiques and gently used or new items. scheduled for July 11th, 2010! As We need our supporters to get excited you can tell by about our vision of the TRM Mercan- BEFORE! tile. We will be sending out a reminder our pictures, we are targeting of our Grand Opening and hope you A long time vision of a storefront to every area of the inside and outside of will join us in this celebration! Don’t help constantly support the ministry the property to make it quaint and forget to mark your calendars for Sat- year round has been realized. TRM is presentable for our high-end thrift and urday July 11th. Look for our signs, excited to announce the “Grand Open- antique shop. Merchandise will feature a balloon and banners. We will look for- ing” of The TRM Mercantile located at variety of household items, décor, ward in seeing YOU then! 7303 SE 82nd Street in Portland, just clothing for families, and “a little of this one block North of Flavel Street across and a little of that”. A Special Thank You to the from Les Schwab Tire Center. dedication and talents of our We know that this venture has fallen into volunteers: Matthew, Jen, This project has come to life through place as truly a vision from God. We feel Joshua, Jay, Saige, Madison, the partnering team efforts of Brian we are responding to His call with all of Wile, Property Manager, Christ’s our heartfelt desires. It takes many Terry, Karla, Cole, Aaron, Church of Oregon City, and TRM Vol- believers to “build a barn”, sacrifice of Tara, Tanner, Vin, Laura, unteers, we have experienced the joy of time and labors, and giving beyond our- Jenny, Brian, Steve, Jim, Jinny this vision of “Stepping Out in Faith”, selves. There are still several projects in Mike, Kay, Helen and Linda. once again. The TRM Team spent progress at the TRM Mercantile that months giving energy, time & talents. need to be finished before we open in T H E P AT HW A Y PAGE 9 Meet the 2010-2011 TRM Board of Directors Thiessen Roadhouse would like to Victoria O’Kain, President Helen Heydel, Secretary, introduce the current 2010-2011 Board serves another term. She is a serving another term as a of Directors. We have been blessed devoted mother to her six board member. Helen is with our wonderful “hands on”, loyal, children and has been a well known in the Pacific and dedicated group who are focused lawyer for 24 years. She Northwest for her musical on TRM growth, development, future, works primarily in the abilities and her special event planning, financial support, business litigation area, now humorous programs. She is direction & planning for the ministry exclusively working with wind energy known for her expertise in business with great results. Their teamwork development. Along with being an avid along with providing humor! She is combined with their own special talents reader she enjoys volunteering. She accomplished on several musical and insights insures TRM continued also loves running, travelling, hiking, instruments, sings, tells stories and success. Thank you TRM Board for climbing mountains, sewing, archery leads sing-alongs. Her specialty is building awareness, enthusiastically and is training for her black belt in Gospel and 40’s and 50’smusic. She always being there, for your devotion mixed martial arts. She supports Thies- and her late husband, Martin Heydel and service to the ministry: sen Roadhouse, Liberty Kidz & House were owners of The Giant Drive In, of Hope (both Thai orphanages), Chris- located in the Lake Grove area for ten Applications for TRM 2012 Board tian Missions Foundation (orphanage in years. They, along with their children, serving a two year term, can be India), Design Science Association, Brent and Melody owned and operated requested in the fall of 2011. If you are Donna Morris ballet company and Lew’s Dari Freeze, located in the interested and led to serve Please call Dale Ebel Ministries and several other Milwaukie area for twenty years. Linda at 503-653-0450 for information. Christian charities. Michael (Mike) Cowher, Peter Zambetti, Treasurer Linda Wiles Thornton, Vice President, new to the is new to the board and a is Founder of Thiessen board but not to TRM. He CPA. Peter enjoys working Roadhouse Ministries and has been involved with with people and being Executive Director, has TRM for five years. Mike active in his community. opened her home for over has a servants heart for the Peter has a love and dedi- 25 years to help those in ministry, always looking cation for helping people less fortunate. need of God’s love & for ways to be of service. He was born in He is presently active as a Red Cross grace. Through Good Samaritan Minis- New York, New York and was raised in Volunteer as a Disaster Relief Responder tries she is a certified Christian Chino, CA. Mike is married to Jinny and sits on the Board of Directors for Counselor which is used for the Cowher, also a very dedicated volunteer Thiessen Roadhouse Ministries. He has cornerstone teachings of The Promise of with TRM. They both enjoy volunteer- been a professional accountant and tax Life Program. A member of New Song ing for the annual women’s luncheon preparer for over 40 years. His business, Community Church, North Clackamas and Winter Auction, where Mike looks Goal 1, serves a variety of clients, as Chamber of Commerce, Stepping Stones handsome as a waiter. Mike and his wife well as serving both small & large busi- Toastmasters, and an advocate for have lived in Portland for 13 years. To- nesses. He has been married for almost MADD. Linda has three grown children gether they have 4 grown children and 6 30 years to his lovely wife Patsy, has 10 and a Grandmother of three. Her quiet grandchildren. In 2003 Mike opened children combined, 40+ grandchildren time is spent at the river with her M.A.C. HVAC, a heating and air condi- and 15 great grandchildren. Peter has an chocolate lab, Charlie. Linda enjoys tioning business in the Portland area. His appreciation for the arts and spending being with her family and friend as well hobbies include riding his motorcycle, quiet time with his wife, along with as writing, the arts, and ballet. fishing and watching NASCAR. being surrounded by his family. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way. May you keep bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God and being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:9-12 NONPROFIT THIESSEN ROADHOUSE MINISTRIES 4630 SE THIESSEN ROAD ORG MILWAUKIE, OREGON 97267 US Postage PAID LINDA WILES THORNTON Gladstone, OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR Permit # 65 BIRTHING LABOR DOULA WWW.THIESSENROADHOUSE.COM LINDA@THIESSENROADHOUSE.COM PHONE: 503.653-0450 CELL: 503.719.1114 FAX: 503.387.3204 He’s got the whole world in his hands…….. Almost everyday someone inquires, “What can I do to help TRM” Diapers & Unscented Diaper Wipes: Personal Care & Cleaning Supplies: Any brand of disposable diapers, sizes newborn to 1 TRM uses Melaleuca products exclusively. All ingredi- year. We average around 25 diapers daily, 150 weekly, ents are naturally derived, biodegradable, ph neutral and 600 monthly. Unscented wipes are needed. “Each and non-alkaline which makes them baby safe. For mother would appreciate something new for herself or $30.00 a month you can provide all cleaning supplies for her baby!” and personal care items for the house. All orders are placed monthly through the house distributorship. If you Donate Office Supplies and Volunteer: also use Melaleuca in your home then consider placing We need a new computer and printer for the house for your orders through TRM and a portion of the proceeds the mothers, HP Printer Photosmart C6150 Car- will benefit the ministry. tridges, (black and color) Reams of paper, post its, pens, binder clips, file jackets, 3 ring binders, personal station- Volunteers Needed for Fundraising: ary, greeting cards, stamps and tape are all useful in Ongoing volunteer help is needed with event planning, preparing classes, counseling, and resumes. We need a auction committee support, grant writing, coordinating volunteer (s) who are skilled computer organizers and sponsorships, and of course helping out with our can list and manage donated items on Craigslist. “fellowship & fundraising” summer events of yard sales, work day BBQ, or car washes. TRM Pantry always needs refilled: Staples such as sugar, flour, bread, butter, and baking Rock a Baby or be a “Mother’s Helper”: supplies are always welcome. Baby food in stages 1-2, The mothers in the TRM “Promise of Life” program have Enfamil Iron based formulas, fresh fruits and garden a set schedule of responsibilities and counseling sessions vegetables along with canned & frozen varieties are also to fulfill before graduating. Consider coming over to rock needed. Consider putting together your favorite recipe a baby while a mom studies, counsels, take her to an and bringing a “potluck over” and one for the freezer. appointment, gets chores done or just relaxes for some Accomplished cooks are encouraged to come and teach quiet time to herself. Consider pledging 1 to 2 hours. meal planning & nutrition as well.
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