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Upcoming Events
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16

THU
Caregiver Support Group at Manatee UMC
4:30 PM
Offered at Manatee United Methodist Church 315 15th Street E. Bradenton, FL 34208 Ph. 941-746-0101
AUG

17

FRI
"High on Jesus" Addictions Recovery Ministry
7:00 PM
Fellowship Hall and East Bldg. Class Rooms
Contacts: Men- Justin Halas: 941-374-2276 / Women-Bonnie Halas: 941-374-2445 Child Care Provided
AUG

18

SAT
Girl Scouts Leader Swap Day
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
AUG

19

SUN
Laity Sunday Service
Our speakers for the service will be various laity of the church.
Worship Service
9:00 AM
After service we will meet in the Chapel for coffee and fellowship before Sunday School
Altar Church in the Fellowship Hall
11:30 AM
After our Sunday service
Mission Network News
  • Three powerful #earthquakes and more than 500 #aftershocks have dismantled the #Indonesian island of #Lombok.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    August 16, 2018, 10:56 AM
  • The goal of the US' #aid is to alleviate pressure from #extremist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS in #Egypt. However… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
    August 16, 2018, 10:03 AM
  • #Kids are relearning how to be kids in #refugee camps. ❤️ @HeartForLebanon #refugeechildren #education #hope goo.gl/JW471J
    August 15, 2018, 8:00 AM
Unreached People Group of the Day

Cia-Cia, South Butonese

Population
88,000

Primary Language
Cia-Cia

Primary Religion
Islam

% Evangelical
1%

Learn to Fish Recovery for Women
Founder/Director: Sabrina Crain-Sweeney
"To breathe life and hope into Women and Children who have been demoralized, traumatized and marginalized as we prepare them for a future filled with love"

"Give a Girl a fish, feed her for a day, teach a girl to fish, feed her for a lifetime!"

Learn to Fish recovery center is a Residential Faith Based Christian recovery center for Women. We are the only center in this area where Women can bring their children while receiving everything necessary to make a full recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Most of the Women we serve were severely abused as Children and have developed emotional and behavioral disorders. They turn to drugs and alcohol to numb emotional pain and have not been successful in building healthy, productive lives for themselves and their Children.

Many have Children in Foster Care. They must successfully complete "case plans" in order to be reunited with their child. Case plans include being gainfully employed, obtaining and maintaining proper housing and attending support groups at various locations.

We agree that case plan requirements are 100% necessary. It's the least any child deserves to have.

The problem is that without proper treatment these Women will never be able to meet the criteria on case plans. Literally 100's of Women have their parental rights terminated every year.

The bond between Mother and Child is deeply embedded in the soul and psyche of every child, good or bad.

When a child is taken from a parent, placed in Foster Care, then never see's his/her parent again it causes extreme psychological and emotional damage to the Child.

The cycle continues!

We believe that if it is at all possible to avoid this tragic situation everything possible must be done to do so!  Visit our website at
http://www.ltfrecovery.org