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January Staff

Spiritual Seed

“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Some of us are weary of this “New Normal” and the self-distancing required to stay healthy. 

We need to remember that Jesus was human as well as divine. He had calluses on his hands. If the chisel slipped and cut his finger, His blood was red and warm like ours. He understood what it meant to work long hours, to end the day tired and weary. 

That is one of the reasons Jesus could say with such appeal, "Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." When we are exhausted and hurting, we can take comfort from the fact that Jesus knows what it is to be exhausted and hurting, too. 

But the most significant work Jesus did was not in the carpenter's shop or at the marriage feast of Cana, where he turned water into wine. Jesus' most excellent work was not when he made blind people see, deaf people hear, dumb speak, or even the dead rise. Then, what was his most remarkable work? 

His most outstanding work was what he accomplished through the Cross and Resurrection. There, the burden of our sins was placed on him. There, he won our salvation. And that is why we can come by faith to him, and he will give us rest. 

We work for an agency that believes in this deeply, allowing us the freedom to worship him in all things we do. 

Take a moment and smell the roses. Sit back and close your eyes for just a brief moment of rest. 


Written by Pastor Al Peratt, Sr. during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2023 Employee Satisfaction Survey Results

Your feedback plays a crucial role in shaping our workplace environment, and we truly appreciate your participation in the 2023 Employee Satisfaction Survey.

Attached you will find a summary infographic that highlights the key findings from the survey as well as the full results from Think 3D. We are delighted to announce that overall staff satisfaction has increased since the previous survey in every area. This is a testament to the collective efforts of each team member, as well as our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace.

While we celebrate this growth, we also recognize that there is still room for improvement. We understand that no workplace is perfect, but we want to assure you that we are fully dedicated to continuously enhancing our organization. Your feedback has not gone unheard, and we will actively work together as we move forward.

We value your commitment to this ministry of service, and if you have any further suggestions, concerns, or ideas for improvement and how you can help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible team!

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Recipe of the Month

Beef Chili 

Hearty, comforting, and filling, this beef chili recipe is perfect for topping with sour cream and cheese, spooning over a hot dog, or making into Frito pie.

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