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Why April 29, 2012 is an important date

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One step forward, two steps back.

Two steps forward, one step back. 

It may sound like a country line dance but it’s the reality of starting something from scratch. For every yes we get , we also get 4 no’s. For every step forward we seem to have to take 2 steps back. 

We move forward in church support and then realize we don’t have licensing determined because we don’t have the house yet. Some people don’t think they can invest in The Sparrow’s Nest because frankly, we don’t have The Nest yet. We apply for our maternity home tax credit but don’t have our letter of standing with Children’s Services because we don’t have the house yet for The Sparrow’s Nest. 

Do you see the common thread?

We don’t have the house yet.

I don’t want you to focus on the don’t part. I want you to focus on the yet part. 

I feel very strongly that this piece of the puzzle in within our grasp.It is 1 of 2 main goals our Board of Directors have adopted in 2012. Obtaining The Nest may be 2 weeks away or maybe only 3 months away. But I wanted to give you an opportunity to boldly pray that The Nest is secured by a very specific date.

April 29, 2012

This date could mean an actual house, it could mean land, it could mean plans to build with an end date. Whatever it means, we’re turning this over to God. Just like Nehemiah (Nehemiah 4), we’re not getting off the wall to the negativity of what we don’t have. We’re celebrating what God has already given us.(Nehemiah 12). 

Do us a favor, share this date with your church, your small group, your Sunday School class, your bible study and then let’s stand back and watch God move a mountain. Join us in writing a big ole’ red circle around April 29, 2012. 

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Sanctity of Life Sunday

This weekend marks the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Our heart breaks for the 55 million babies that have been aborted since 1973. Our heart breaks for every woman who has endured an abortion. Everyone is hurt as the result of an abortion. The mother, the baby, the father, the grandparents, the community, the church, the world.

If you are contemplating an abortion because you feel like you have no other choice we would fight for the chance to talk to you about your real choices.

If you have endured an abortion we’re here for you and ready to walk with you through real healing.

 

We value all life at Sparrow no matter what the circumstances. We love you and are praying for you.

Sparrow Scramble

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Who doesn’t love a party? I personally love pulling together a large crowd of friends, serving fabulous food, and moving in and out of their conversations and laughter while they are doing something really fun.

But is just another event. It probably doesn’t have life lasting effects on anyone. We’re all just waiting for the next time we can get together.

The Sparrow’s Nest is gearing up for its next big event. We are proud to be stretching ourselves to host the 1st annual Sparrow Scramble at the Mid Rivers Golf Links on October 1, 2011 at 8 a.m. It’s just $75 per player with out a shirt if you pay before September 10.  We hope this will be another hugely successful fundraiser to move us that much closer to getting the house, hiring the staff, and opening by next July in St. Charles County. We’ve also added the Sparrow’s Club, an elite group of participants who will be raising additional funds for us through individual fundraising efforts. We will be hosting a free dinner for them on Sunday August 21 at 5:30 p.m at Sherlocks in Cottleville.

But it is just another fundraising event. It is just one more fundraising event that will not really have any lasting effects on most of us. But I really hope you can keep in mind that even though it is just another event all of our fundraising efforts will have a direct long lasting effect on the young girls we plan to help in the next year. It may seem like relaxing day on the green but the dollars raised will help save a baby’s life.

We are looking forward to spending a fun day playing golf, hanging out with friends, and maybe making a few memories. But more importantly we really appreciate how your participation and sponsorships will provide more funding to help get The Sparrow’s Nest off the ground and flying. Then we can really get to the task at hand.

Please register at www.thesparrowsneststl.org. Call Carissa at 636-336-2534 or email at carissa@thesparrowsneststl.org for sponsorship information or questions concerning the event.