This Christmas, Daybreak adopted a local family with 8 kids and helped to make their Christmas a little extra special. Our congregation responded with overflowing generosity as folks purchased
pillows, blankets, clothing, and various other wishlist items for the children. Our KidZone sang Christmas carols the week before Christmas and presented gift bags filled with pillows and
blankets. The mom emailed later and reflected her family’s appreciation: "We just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming and blessing our family on Sunday. The kids slept great with their new
pillows and blankets. Many of the kids were sleeping on old character pillows that were flat. After you guys left, the kids ran and put their stuff on their cots. Two of them asked to take a nap
to try them out. We have been staying with my aunt here since April after a very unexpected move, and the kids have really struggled with having things of their own. Now the blankets are theirs,
and the pillows. Thank you again so much.”
It was a very special time as the carols were sung, as all the kids introduced themselves and a blessing was prayed over the family before we left. The other gifts were secretly delivered to the mom later in the week. This family will enjoy opening these wonderful gifts on Christmas morning.
This is what Jesus had in mind when He taught us to, “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
It was a houseful of joyful cookie making, baking, & decorating! Our Daybreak children eagerly showed up ready to make dozens of cookies for our upcoming night of Christmas Caroling. That's right, on Dec. 17, we'll be delivering them to various church friends and family as well as spreading some Christmas cheer through caroling. Jeff and Lorraine graciously opened their home and assisted with our cookie baking. Special thanks to Darlene and Shelley for patiently helping our children and to Jack for delivering some delicious pizza! It was a fun night enjoyed by everyone!
On October 20-22, Daybreak held its 15th Annual Men's Retreat at the Tyson cabin in Central PA! 13 Men joined the adventure this year! Though at times the conditions were a little wet, these guys still enjoyed a very fun time together over delicious home cooked meals, card games, whiffle ball, hiking, target-shooting, and bonfires. We welcomed first time guests to Retreat: Ty & Chris! Our theme this year was "Chase the Lion" from 2 Samuel 23:20. Just like Benaniah 'chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day', we were challenged to pursue dreams that are destined to fail without divine intervention. We re-imagined what God might want to do in our lives if we stepped out in courage and faith. We wish to thank Phil & Kent Tyson for their exceptional hospitality and meal preparation!