Hi! I am Steve, and I work for Restoration Destination as the “Tech Guy”. I am the one who gets you this newsletter, maintains all the computers & technology that allows us to fulfill our mission of service to our residents. Many of you have met me at banquets or other events. I’ve decided to take over this month’s newsletter on the “eve” of my 10 year anniversary with our organizations. That truly is amazing and a blessing from God – let me reiterate that: I’ve been here 10 YEARS!
When I arrived it was a Friday, and I was instructed to stay in my house until my probation officer came to visit me. He came by on Tuesday, so even though I had been released from prison, I was still “in prison”. It was annoying at the time, but I can see the humor in it now. Speaking of probation, mine ends on the day of my anniversary. What a coincidence.
During my time here, people have come and gone. Pat, Nyoka, Jan, Luis and Chad were the on-site staff members at the time, Dick was still with us, and Maggie was our “Mom” (of course, she still is). Almost immediately after my arrival, they found my skills and started me to work. Since then our leaders have moved on and new people have stepped up and joined or re-joined our team. Ted, Jermel, Paul, Pastor Mike and many more. These are the people that we have had to guide us as we provided our services to help returning citizens rebuild their lives in Christ and society.
There have been hundreds of residents moving in and out of our community while I’ve been here, and we have a core group who are “retired” here. And even some who have passed on to Home in Heaven. And THAT is what we are, a bastion of support, hope, love, Christ, fellowship, friendship, “family”ship, as well as empathy and understanding.
Nothing of what we do, even my having a home, would be possible without YOU, without YOUR support through donations of money and items we need to uplift our community. I know you see it every month, but please look at the section at the bottom of this page: use Amazon Smile to buy your items online (don’t forget to set us as your charitable organization) and buy us an item or two from our Amazon Charity List – you buy it and it gets delivered to us.
And finally, do not forget to donate to us.
God bless, and here’s to another 10 years.