We are praying and hoping that you are all doing well. There is still so much going on in the world around us. It is sobering, but it serves as a great reminder to us about what is really important in this life we live! Our relationship with Jesus is the greatest treasure we have here on this earth and beyond!
The 180 Center has continued to serve all summer as a Discipleship Training Center during the week. We also have outdoor church on Sunday, prayer meetings on Monday night and Wednesday we prayer walk the city of New Haven. On Friday evenings, we have a 12 step meeting. In addition, we held a baptism service and one graduation this summer. In March, we closed our center to the public for the safety of our residents, but we continued to serve a free outside breakfast and lunch to those in need. So we have been busy!
In August, we reopened our doors to the public and follow safety guidelines. It has been quiet, as the men’s shelter has not reopened and the homeless are still provided with temporary housing. However, we have another graduation coming up in September!
I shared in our last letter that we have received approval to move forward with the building renovation; we have been in the process of minor work and also getting estimates for the major work. However, we had a complication with our property tax exemption that seems to be the result of a city error, and we can’t pull a permit until the problem is resolved. With the city still meeting virtually, it doesn’t look like our problem will be resolved until October. In the meantime, we are paying towards our balance with the architect and comparing estimates for the best possible prices.
Please keep us in prayer for patience, favor with the city, and also pray about giving to meet the financial challenges ahead of us. We are so grateful for all of you. Your prayers have been felt and we are praising God that not one individual connected to The 180 Center has been diagnosed with coronavirus! Thank you also for your faithful and generous giving. We can’t wait to start the work on the new building!!!
The 180 Center could not survive without your donations. We are completely funded by the generosity of our church and partners. We thank all who have or are going to donate. God bless you!
If you’d like to donate, there is 2 ways:
Mail checks and money orders to:
The 180 Center, PO Box 6806, Hamden, CT 06517
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