Monthly Monitor–April 2015

Hosanna Pathways is our new corporate name as of January 1, 2015. Over the years Hosanna has diversified our ministry activity so we changed our corporate name to more nearly identify our broader outreach activities. For our financial donors, please be sure to change the name; although we will still receive and provide receipts for Hosanna Homes, the IRS expects us to receipt under Hosanna Pathways.

Transitional Living Environment/Hosanna Boys’ Ranch welcomes Steve and Mindy Dokken (and their three children) who will be living on the Hosanna Boys’ Ranch and ministering to six teenagers who have graduated from an alcohol/drug rehab program in our most recent ministry extension. Our research reveals that there is a great need of private Christian families (or families who now recognize the need for Christ in their family) in crisis with a child dealing with drug/alcohol addiction for a transitional environment after graduation from an institutional drug/alcohol drug rehab program to a functioning family life. Hosanna will work with both the teenager and the parent(s) to reunite the family into a more functional Christian family.

Parent Project evening classes (eight weeks) begin April 7, 2015 at Neighborhood Church, Castro Valley. Register at www.parentproject.com. You can attend the first class without cost to observe before you determine that you want to enroll. In fact, you can attend a single class at any time to simply observe, provided you obtain the facilitator’s approval in advance. Cost for the eight week class series is $150.00 for a single or $250.00 for a couple. Unless your child came into this world with a parenting manual you need to take this class to avoid likely future unnecessary and often serious, painful, costly and negative consequences! Would your church be open to providing a parent skill training series of classes in your church? Any questions or need additional information, call Verne at 510-329-8100.

Foster Parent Orientation/Training will occur on May 9th and 16th of 2015. If you or a friend intends to begin the orientation/training, please reply to this email with the name, address, phone number and email address of those who intend to attend. The orientation will be at the Hosanna campus at 9998 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley from 9:00 am through 4:00 pm. Sorry, no child care is available. Would your church be willing to sponsor a foster parent training for the benefit of your congregation and your community, please give us a call and we’ll be most happy to discuss the issue.

Paraclete (come along side) Family Orientation/Training for Alameda County volunteer families will be on Saturday, May 9thth from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hosanna campus, 9998 Crow Canyon Rd., Castro Valley. This ministry is for those ministry oriented families who are prepared to voluntarily or to come along side a hurting community family/single parent by providing voluntary out-of-home (your home) care to community children. This is a church oriented voluntary effort to support and stabilize community families and prevent child abuse. Pastors should contact Hosanna Pathways to see how your Bay Area congregation can provide this ministry through your church to your community. Hosanna trains, approves, manages and administers the volunteer families in the program. Your church gets the recognition and benefits while Hosanna assumes the managerial responsibility. Please reply to this email with the name, address, phone number and email address of those who intend to attend.

Volunteers Needed to

  • periodically work on projects requiring knowledge of Microsoft Publisher and Power Point.
  • repair a modular trailer which is used by the 4H club at Hosanna Boys’ Ranch

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