The Tour of Homes is a one night event where women of the community view four beautiful homes decorated for Christmas. Each unique home welcomes guest with delicious foods donated by catering companies in our town. We begin and end the event at House of Prayer Church. We end the event with desserts from all of our wonderful bakeries. This night is full of Christmas spirit, wonderful food, beautiful sites and much more. Door prizes from Thibodaux’s finest stores and restaurants are given away at the end of the night! Tickets are sold for $25 each. Tickets are on sale at House of Prayer Church in Thibodaux before and after all services on Thursday evening at 7pm and on Sundays at 8:30 am and 11 a.m. and also at Amy’s Country Candles in the Rouses Epicurean here in Thibodaux.
Mandy Holloway, one of Refuge127’s cofounders, and her husband Shay currently foster two boys. The boys are Timmy (18) & Corey (17). Corey recently had his 17th birthday on September 13th and on the following Sunday he had a birthday party. He had friends from school, church friends, and his whole new foster family there. Mandy & Shay Holloway have been foster parents before, they just love helping these children to have the lives that they would have otherwise not had. If you would like more information on becoming a foster parent, you can email us at email@example.com.
One of our board members, Casey Roussel and his wife Toni put on a huge 1 acre garage sale and donated the profits to Refuge. This was an amazing event that Toni planned perfectly. We were able to raise over $3,200.00 in all to help foster children in our area and the orphans in Uganda. We are definitely planning to have another garage sale sometime in the fall, hopefully November, so if you have donations, please let us know and we’ll get them from you. A-Cajun Mini Storage next to House of Prayer in Thibodaux has graciously let us use a storage unit to store our donations in until the garage sale. Here are some pictures of the garage sale for you to view:
Refuge helps the Hope Refuge School and Orphanage in Uganda, Africa pastored by Bishop Wayabire. We helped to finish a few of their buildings there so far and they decided to use our organization’s name in their school name, what an honor for us. Well Pastor Wayabire came to the U.S. to spend about 8 days with us very recently. It was such an honor to be able to show him all of the things that we are doing here to help him in Africa. While he was here to visit, he went to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and was able to meet and speak with the CEO of the hospital about the extreme need for medical equipment in Africa. He was also able to visit the eye doctor to get help with some vision problems he was having and, LuLu Thompson, a member of our Advisory Board is an eye doctor so she was able to help him with what he needed.
We were able to set up a meet and greet so he could meet some of the people in the area that were going to attend the next missions trip to Africa in January and some that are eager to go in the future. He was also able to attend the garage sale that we held which in the beginning confused him a little but he was so appreciative of people donating their things to be sold to help him and the children in Africa. We asked him on numerous occasions while he was here how his trip was going and he always answered us with excitement that he had a great time and was always eager to thank us for the work that we’re doing for the orphanage. We cannot thank everyone enough for the help that you all give to us. We would not be where we are today without the help of each and everyone of you.
We are planning a garage sale to raise proceeds for Refuge127 to use for the Juvenile Justice Center children and the orphanage in Africa. This will be a huge acre long garage sale held in Vacherie, Louisiana on June 23rd from 6am-12pm. We are currently seeking donations for this garage sale. If you have donations for us, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you further contact information. The full address for the garage sale is 2195 Hwy 20 Vacherie, we hope to see you there!
We had 47 people show up at the JJC for the Paint day!!! Thanks to A&H paint, they donated all of the paint for us to paint all of hallways, kitchen’s and children’s living rooms. The kids were so grateful for what we had done for them! Our amazing youth pastor Donny Willis brought the youth group to play games with the kids while we painted. Shay and Karl BBQ’d hamburgers and sausage for lunch. Thanks to the private donor for the amazing lunch and all the fixings. Thanks to Leslie Hebert for making each child who had a birthday in March their own individual cake. It truly meant so much to all of the children. To everyone who gave up their Saturday to bless the children of JJC, we honor you and we are so grateful to you. We had an amazing day caring out the Motto for Refuge127: To visit to help and to care for the orphan. James 1:27amp!! You guys are awesome!