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National Youth Convention

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Refuge will be at National Youth Convention in Nashville, TN this week.  We will have our booth set up with our t-shirts and information about Hope Refuge School. There will also be an art gallery with portraits donated by arts, including photography from Mandylen’s Photography.  We will also have a fundraiser going on with pictures from Uganda.  For a donation of $5, you will get a photo from the collage of Africa.  Four lucky youth will receive a prize but first, all the pictures need to go!  Their names are written under the pictures! We are so excited about this event and can not wait to see what God has in store!  Please pray for God to open doors and that the mission of Refuge will get out and people would catch the burden for these children.  Also, please pray for a safe trip.

Update on Hope Refuge School

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Shay and our friend Jeramy just got back from a week long trip to Uganda two Sunday’s ago and God’s favor was with them! They were able to accomplish much while there and Shay was able to get updates on the Orphanage.

This is a new building in the process of being built. The donations given to Bishop during out last trip were used to build this building and to lay cement in the existing buildings where there was once only dirt floors. Now the children don’t have to sit in dirt while they are in their classroom.

Thank you for all of your support! We will be returning to Uganda in December.  Please keep up in your prayers.
 The kids say Thank You!!!

Flippin out for Uganda

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Mandy and Shay were recently invited to speak on the Lafayette news broadcast. The Opelousas Rotarty initiated a flip flop drive for the kids in Uganda that we will bring during our trip in Dec. We received our first donation from St. Vincent dePaul Society in Monroe! Thanks St. Vincent!!!!

Fundraiser October 5th!!!!!

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We will be having a Garage Sale and Jambalya dinner to raise money for this coming December’s trip to Africa. It will be on October 5 at 204 Isabelle Place, Thibodaux. The cost for the dinners will be $8, and we are also taking donations, but NO clothes. Thank you and God bless!

VIntage/ Antique/ Craft Sale

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On September 8, we will be having a vintage/antique/craft Sale. All procedes will go to Seth Holloway and Nicky Ordoyne’s trip to Africa this coming December! Please come and stop by! Address: 300 Ridgefeild Road, Thibodaux Time: 12(noon)- 5PM

Brick Program

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We started a new project for when we present to churches and organizations. For a donation of $100 given to the building fund for the orphanage, a person will get a brick as a symbol of what they are helping to build. Last night was our first time doing this and we sold 7 bricks!!! Only 113 more bricks to sell and we can build one building!!!!


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Hi everyone, a group of our team is currently in Uganda, Africa helping the Bishop, his family, and the children at the orphanage. They are having a great time being able to help all of the children. You can just see the joy on the children’s faces from the pictures they are sending to us that have stayed here. The children are so happy to have our team there helping and ministering to them. These children are full of joy, they may not have very many material things but they do have the joy of the Lord. The church services there last 8 or more hours and you can just feel the presence of the Lord throughout the entire service. Please Pray for our team that the Lord would guide them in their every decision there while helping these children. Pray for the children as well, that the Lord would bless them & continue to show them His love in a time in there lives when they have no parents because of death, or illness, or reasons unknown. You can “like” us on Facebook to see all of the updated pictures from the trip and of course continue to follow the blog as we will post more pictures and updates.

Refuge127’s 6th annual Tour of Homes

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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.