Jesus came to earth,
To show us how to live,
How to put others first,
How to love and how to give.
Then He set about His work,
That God sent Him to do;
He took our punishment on Himself;
He made us clean and new.
He could have saved Himself,
Calling angels from above,
But He chose to pay our price for sin;
He paid it out of love.
Our Lord died on Good Friday,
But the cross did not destroy
His resurrection on Easter morn
That fills our hearts with joy.
Now we know our earthly death,
Like His, is just a rest.
We’ll be forever with Him
In heaven, where life is best.
So we live our lives for Jesus,
Think of Him in all we do.
Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
Help us love like you!
Monday, Bettendorf Place became its very own Barbershop. Craig, a volunteer from the Smile Organization decided to come out and give free haircuts to our Bettendorf Place residents. Ten of our residents received cuts and were very satisfied with their new look!
Lately Bettendorf Place has seen a lot of old faces leave and have been welcoming all the new faces taking their place. With all the hustle and bustle of getting acclimated to their new home Bettendorf decided to host a Listening Campaign where these new faces (old too) can come and get all of their questions answered and also learn what the roles of all the staff were. Staff from Bonaventure House and The Harbor came and presented their roles and ways they will be able to help out here too. At the end of the Campaign residents left with their stomachs and minds full.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Bettendorf Place VISTA took a day to Volunteer at the 8th Annual MLK Youth Literacy Fair held at the Northwestern Conference located in West Town. The fair allowed the youth of the community to interact, learn, and have fun while exploring different aspects of literacy through book reading, games, crafts and more! Hundreds of youth arrived excited and ready to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. At the end of the day the kids left with big smiles and big bags of books and crafts they made.
Happy New Year, Happy New Year,
Family, friends and colleagues, too.
May this new year be your best yet,
Happiness the whole year through.
Let’s all join to lift our glasses
In a toast to everyone.
To the old year now behind us,
To the new year, just begun.
Commemorating World AIDS Day December 1st, Bettendorf Place linked in with Step Up. Get Tested. and other South Side organizations to have a press conference. You may have seen a snippet on abc7 news Monday morning where some South Side organizations were featured. Following the press conference over a dozen volunteers showed up at the 95th Redline Station carrying bags full of packaged condoms. Over the course of some odd hours we managed to pass out over two thousand packs of condoms!