"March Oasis News"
OASIS EMPOWERMENT CENTER March 2012 Vol.9—Issue 3 Setting People Free! An Outreach of Elim Pacific Ministries Have you ever wanted more? Not A Great Coach! have really captured my heart, and Guam just a second helping of dessert Olivia D’Cruz is the Vocational Coordinator really has become my home away from but to be able to do more in life? at the Oasis. Olivia arrived in August, last year home.” With many friends, a challenging yet I was praying about the promise after graduating from rewarding job, and a family-centered God made that He would open Goshen College with church where she plays the piano on the windows of heaven and pour a BA in Social Work. the worship team, Olivia is really out blessings more abundant When asked why thriving in Guam. She is excited than we can contain. So much Olivia wanted to about the future at the Oasis Empow- more that we work at the Oasis erment Center and looking forward have to share Empowerment Cen- to all the activities. “I am excited to with others! It ter she said after see what this year brings,” she said. all starts with knowing and going to “I feel like it’s going to be a year of being gener- school with one of breakthrough, more opportunities for ous & giving. the Zimmerman’s daughters (Heather) that she the women to have their lives transformed, This leap had found out about the Oasis and was really and I anticipate God to open many more year, we end- interested in the ministry work. Being en route doors of tangible hope for everyone involved ed February with an extra day. to her former residence in Malaysia, Olivia in Oasis.” Olivia is truly a blessing at the Many now are turning their decided to check it out for herself! “I have Oasis Empowerment Center and Zion Fel- clocks forward to enjoy what always wanted to work with women who are lowship Church. We look forward to contin- seems to be longer days. Here at struggling with addictions and to help break ue to see her growth in all areas of her life! Oasis, we are seeing God in- that cycle, to empower them to be the women Dancing the Night Away crease both faith and vision of God that they were cre- Who doesn’t love the ballet? On Guam it is for ways we can be a bigger blessing in our island. With God reveals His also have a passion for ated to be.” D’Cruz said. “I few and far between that we get to see a live, professional dance troupe take center stage Guam’s high poverty and unemployment rates, so nature best when working with clients with and put on a ballet. We have great news, disabilities as I have though! From August 3rd until August 5th many are hopeless and just He provides watched my father in Ma- the Oasis Empowerment Center will host a try to cope as best as they can. But we know we are in above & beyond laysia go through a stroke fundraiser that will star musicians and danc- nine years ago. I watched ers from the Philippines, Guam, and the U.S., a perfect place to see God make miracles happen. He what we even him go through using a with an emphasis on ballet. These perfor- wheelchair, loosing mobili- mances will benefit the programs at the Oasis has the answers and is not limited by the current econ- ask or imagine! ty and speech, and experi- and highlight local professional artists. This encing dementia. It made will be an exciting summer event that you omy nor any state of affairs. me a compassionate person and I want to use won’t want to miss! Tickets go on sale soon! That’s why we are excited about the Dream Project. We are look- my experiences to reach out to others strug- ing forward to opening more gling with various disabilities.” Olivia is en- doors of hope and opportunity to joying Guam immensely and has fit right in people. We can’t be passive and with all the local experiences from fiestas, just wait. We must cooperate hiking, to recently running the Guam Hafa with God and start taking some Marathon. She says it best herself when she steps. He is leading us into a life talks about Guam. “ I love the people!” she of miracles and we would love said with much enthusiasm. “The island is you to join us! Come join us at gorgeous, the food delicious, and it truly is a Oasis and be part of a miracle! beautiful place to be in. But, it’s people who Support the Ministries of Elim Pacific and the Oasis Empowerment Center ! Oasis Main Office Ready 2 Work Donations/Contributions Zion Fellowship 556 E. Marine Corps Drive Vocational Training Project All donations/contributions are Sundays 10:30 AM Supported Employment tax-deductable! E. Hagatna, GU 96910 Online Giving at The Fireplace Fridays 7:00 PM Tel: 646-4601, Fax: 646-5601 Zumba (Tues, Thurs, Friday) https://www.justgive.org Web: www.elimpacific.net The Dream Project EIN=66-0613185 Counseling by Appt: 777-1368