elishacare seeks to help restore hope, value and purpose to broken men and women in the community

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Croydon Room Progressing

If last Friday morning is an indication of the life that will come out of the room we are setting up in Croydon then , bring it on. We had some of the guys working, some of the guys just hanging out relating, and lots of Mum's and Dad's with their kids, the place was buzzing. Over the past couple of months we have been preparing this space, believing that it will become another place to hangout, meet people and build on the relationships that are already developing.

Tuesday 2nd of August, we will be officially open , but it really looks like it has kicked off already. The "Inside Story" group has been meeting there on Friday mornings and plenty of life is already flowing from that.

Also, it has been wonderful to see a bunch of girls coming together to dream and relate, our Father is up to something.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Morning tea on Main Street

Community Painting

We had the wonderful privilege last Friday of painting the outside of "the Allan Jackson Room" in Croydon. It is situated in the Main street where many of the guys we have developed relationship with over the past 5 years now, hangout. The front of this room was looking really shabby and the council and Croydon Safety Group wanted in cleaned up, so we put our hand up and took on the job. It was so amazing to see about 20 of our community turn up to either paint or come and have some coffee and morning tea as a community. Robyn (team leader from the Shire), was amazed at the group that turned up and said she really loved what was going on amongst us.

It is so special to be apart of a wider team, (Shire, Police, Traders, Businesses, and our little awesome community, not only helping clean up Croydon but seeing it being transformed, one by one