June 2013 Update
We have completed our 26th week of work this year. We owe a huge thank you to our very generous supporters and volunteers who have made miracles happen in the lives of our needy neighbors. Because of you Hosanna has been able to help 60 households, has wrapped up the second semester of our Trade Skill Learning Center program, and is changing lives here in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We have provided $472,920 of market value work already in 2013. We’ve taught ten young men who couldn’t read tape measures at the beginning of January how to frame a house and lay brick. And we’ve led volunteers for more than 3480 hours of community service. Beyond all this, people’s lives have been restored. They have been cared for. Their hope has been renewed. Their dignity has been restored. Their safety and security have been improved. Hooray! Our busy season is directly ahead of us now. Keep us in prayer. There are households in need throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania because of the effects of poverty. There are also many people who are hurting and looking for answers following the many natural disasters that have occurred recently. We are planning a trip to help the people of West Liberty, KY whose homes were destroyed by an EF-3 tornado. Your support of our mission and the people we help is so greatly appreciated.
-Julie Wettach, mission worker