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  • Remember

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    Do you remember when the Dream Center had no signs?

     

     

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    Do you remember when we had no bread truck?

     

     

     

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    Do you remember when we had no carpet?

     

     

     

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    Do you remember when we had no pallet jack?

     

     

    There is an awesome power in remembering. When we remember it empowers our faith and releases our hope. To remember causes us to look at our things and remember that it started as only a dream.  To look back and at then forward releases hope for the future, because we see where we are were and where we are NOW!

    As I look back I remember when we were only 18 days away from having no money and held over 8,000.00 dollars worth of unpaid bills. I remember thinking that we possibly weren’t going to make it.

    I also remember reminding God that the Dream Center was his idea and not only mine.

    We are now seeing some awesome things happen.  This week we will launch 2 new programs. The Senior Feeding Program and The Acts Project.

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    The Senior Program is a partnership with the East Texas Food Bank. They provide the food and we provide the location and the volunteers. We will be serving the families of 120 senior citizens.  This is an awesome opportunity for us to love and serve the Senior’s of our community.

    The second program we begin this week is The Acts Project.  The Acts Project is the former Adopt the Block.  We simply changed the name. The Acts Project launches this Saturday at 8:30 am.  We are meeting at 803 Gilmer Road.  Paul Maxie and James Hall will be leading this team.  Our first project is to do a home project for a Senior citizen in the Pine Tree area.

    Update and Vital Information

    We continue to be amazed at the awesome things happening at the Dream Center.  There is also a variety of small groups meeting at our facility and more coming.

    Mother’s On Missions continues to make a major impact at the Dream Center.  Mom’s has been serving our community for several years and has made a major impact in providing free clothing for families.

    Allow us to give you a personal invitation to get involved at the Longview Dream Center.  Our desire is to unite the sacred with the secular.  And that means we desire to connect with churches, organizations, businesses, Pastors, and individuals.

    If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click here.

    If you would like to make a donation to one of our projects or programs simply click on this then click on the Paypal link.

    We would love to have you join us for an upcoming event.

    Visit the website and check out other great opportunities!

    Please leave a comment. We would love to hear from you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • More and More

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    The Dream Center continues to grow and expand.  This week our growth included Shonna Barlow and Everett Rutherford being trained by the East Texas Food Bank to advance our Food Program to the Senior Citizens of our community.  We are so excited to serve in this capacity.  The Dream Center will begin this program on October 1, 2014.

    We will be serving 120 needy Senior Citizens a 40 lb box of food every month.  AWESOME!

     

    LifeSource Food Assistance Program continues to grow. Since moving the program from LifeBridge Christian Center to the Dream Center we have more than doubled our food distribution. Needy families are being blessed and hope is being restored to families all across our city. Our greatest challenge is to add partners and sponsors to LifeSource to meet the demand.  If you would consider becoming a LifeSource sponsor please contact Shonna Barlow at 903.653.1740 or through email.

    Classrooms Coming Soon

    We want to give EPIC thanks to Panel Truss of Henderson, Texas for their generous donation.  Panel Truss donated all the wood for our new walls and classrooms. This is a great blessing and opportunity for us.

    This will help us to enclose the Thrift Store and build our classrooms.  This will also provide private learning space for our Living Free Meeting and other classes held at the Dream Center.  This will also give us the chance to add our Computer Center for Life-Skills learning. We are also looking for skilled laborers to help build the walls. If you would like to help us build the walls please call the Dream Center at 903-653-1740.

    IMG_1101Volunteer of the Month

    This month we want to highlight Everett Rutherford. Everett has been a volunteer at the Dream Center since the very first day.  He has served in a variety of ways and has a heart to do almost any duty.  Everett often drives our Food Truck. His driving duties means that He picks up most all of the food for the Food Assistance Program and arranges the food for distribution day at the center.

    Everett is passionate about serving others.  He also loves to see people receive food and supplies that brings them hope.  Everett has an awesome heart for community outreach and sharing his faith and hope in Christ.

    Everett works tirelessly in almost every program at the Dream Center.  Many are amazed at Everett’s ability to work like a 20 year old.  We all know that his energy comes from his passion to see people served!

    More and More

    We continue to be amazed at the awesome things happening at the Dream Center.  There is also a  variety of small groups meeting at our facility and more.

    We also have the privilege of hosting Mother’s On Missions.  Mom’s has been around for several years and has made a major impact in providing free clothing for families.  Since bringing Mom’s to the Dream Center their organization has seen an large increase in helping others.  Just last month Mom’s gave away 8,903 items of free clothing.  That is absolutely incredible!

    Allow us to give you a personal invitation to get involved at the Longview Dream Center.  Our desire is to unite the sacred with the secular.  And that means we desire to connect with churches, organizations, businesses, Pastors, and individuals.

    So, with that in mind here are several ways for you to connect!

     

    If you would like to serve at the Dream Center just click here.

    If you would like to make a donation to one of our projects or programs simply click on this then click on the Paypal link.

    We would love to have you join us for an upcoming event.

    Visit the website and check out the great opportunities!

    Please leave a comment. We would love to hear from you.

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