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WAYS TO CONNECT

WITH HEALTHY FAMILIES

<PZTP3XUUTaT]RTcWa^dVW?aPhTa Â&#x2039; Praise God for the many healthy families that live in Northwest Indiana and do their best to raise their children in loving environments. Â&#x2039; Praise God for the many biblical counselors who walk alongside families in need of restoration. Â&#x2039; 7YH`[OH[V\YYLNPVUÂťZZ[Y\NNSPUNMHTPSPLZ^V\SKĂ&#x201E;UK[OLJV\UZLSPUNOLSW[OL`ULLK[VYLZ[VYLYLSH[PVUZOPWZ Â&#x2039; Pray that our family and pastoral counselors would show love and compassion every day in their ministry, and that they would have the energy to continually invest into peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. Â&#x2039; Pray for young dating couples contemplating marriage to have wisdom and discernment. Â&#x2039; Praise God that he has adopted us into his family (Eph. 1:5). Pray that every family in Northwest Indiana would become a part of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. Â&#x2039; 7YH`MVYWYV[LJ[PVUVM5VY[O^LZ[0UKPHUHÂťZMHTPSPLZMYVTHI\ZLPUĂ&#x201E;KLSP[`HUKULNSLJ[ Â&#x2039; Pray that our region would uphold the value of marriage and the family. Â&#x2039; Pray for parents to set aside time everyday to spend with their children. Pray for the strength and longevity of the marriages of those families. Â&#x2039; Pray that churches and organizations would work together toward fostering healthy families in our communities.

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Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

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