LRF’S “INVEST IN A KID” BACKPACK DRIVE REACHES GOAL TO SPONSOR 5,000 KIDS

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION | 0 comments

We are so very grateful for the donations to our “2017 Invest In a Kid Backpack Drive”  – such a huge success!  Your donations allowed us to provide 5,382 kids with new backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies at the following schools and non-profits:  Aylen Junior High – Puyallup, Baker Middle School – Tacoma, Barnabas Ministries – Bonney Lake, Campbell Elementary School – Renton, Cedar Heights Middle School – Kent, City Team Ministries Int’l – San Jose, CA, Dimmitt Middle School – Renton, First Creek Middle School – Tacoma, Heatherwood Middle School – Mill Creek, Highlands Middle School – Bellevue, Jubilee REACH – Bellevue, Kamiakin Junior High School – Kirkland, Leota Junior High – Woodinville, Lochburn Elementary School – Lakewood, Lowell Elementary School – Seattle, McKnight Middle School – Renton, Mill Creek Middle School – Kent, Mountain View Middle School – Bonney Lake, New Horizons Ministries – Seattle, Olive Crest – San Diego, Olive Crest – Tacoma, Park Place Middle School – Monroe, Rainier Middle School – Auburn, Redmond Middle School – Redmond, Rose Hill Jr. High School – Redmond, Skyview Junior High – Bothell, Snoqualmie Elementary School – Snoqualmie, Stewart Middle School – Tacoma, Sumner Middle School – Sumner, and Urban Impact – Seattle. We received a card from Sumner Middle School – “Thank you so much for the generous gift of backpacks and school supplies. The smiles on the faces of our kids who receive their own new backpack reminds us of how one small gesture of kindness creates a big moment in the life of a child. With deep appreciation, Jenny Williams, Principal.”   THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES & INDIVIDUALS FOR PROMOTING OUR BACKPACK DRIVE TO THEIR EMPLOYEES, VENDORS, CUSTOMERS & NEIGHBORS (Over 600 individuals donated) Numbers Represent the Total Kids Sponsored Passport Unlimited – 1,431 Builders Capital – 377 North Creek Roofing – 363 Guild Mortgage Company (Tacoma) – 239 Debra Bartell – 234 Medosweet Farms – 227 Mill Creek Business Association – 117 Excellence In Motion – 113 Guild Mortgage Company (Kirkland) – 106 Union Church – 100 Hunter Komine – 98 Venture Church – 88 Story Church (Bothell) – 86 Guild Mortgage Company (Operations Bellevue) – 80 Krupa & Clark Lawfirm – 78 Haight Carpet & Interior – 73 Eastside Christian Fellowship – 72 John L Scott – Jeff Samuelson – 72 Rustic Pine Designs – 72 Guild Mortgage Company (Corporate Bellevue) – 57 David & Jayne Boker – 55 Windermere Foundation – 54 John Howie Steak – 54 Guild Mortgage Company (Bellevue) – 44 Jeremiah Whitehall – 44 Luke Whitehall – 44 Guild Mortgage Company (Everett) – 37 Ted & Kimberly Robinson – 34 Puyallup Vision Source – 30 Valley Harvest Products – 30...

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Developing Extraordinary Kingdom Perspective Through Generosity

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

Jesus said in Mark 10:45 NASB, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” His entire mission and its purpose was to be a giver. Time and time again, we are reminded in scripture of the importance of being a giver. Proverbs 11:25 NASB says, “The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 21:26 NASB reads, “The righteous gives and does not hold back.” And Proverbs 22:9 NASB says, “He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.” It was Winston Churchill who said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”   Seed for Thought: John Maxwell said, “Significance comes when you add value to others.” What are your thoughts on this?...

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Developing Extraordinary Kingdom Perspective Through Time Management

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

It can’t be emphasized enough that you learn to manage your time well because every moment is a gift from God. Part of managing your time well is to train yourself to be punctual, even if it means being five to ten minutes early for an appointment. Richard Cecil said, “If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality. I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own.” Ephesians 5:15-17 NASB says, “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” The Message Bible says in verse 15, “So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.”  We all have the same amount of time – 24 hours in the day – but what distinguishes successful people from unsuccessful people is how well they use their time. Successful people understand that the most precious commodity on earth is time. It was Essayist Henry David Thoreau who said, “It is not enough to be busy. The question is what are we busy about?” Great time management consists of knowing your priorities and following them. So it really boils down to managing yourself. Question to Ponder: How well are you doing in determining your priorities and managing...

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KARRIE & CLARK ROBERTS AT JUBILEE REACH

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in LRF Faith in Action | 0 comments

In June and July, one of our husband and wife volunteer teams shared their experience with us while serving 40 children at Jubilee REACH in Bellevue.  Their ministry is unique because they wrote a children’s book that helps to understand disabilities, in particular, how to work with seeing eye dogs. “I wanted to share with you our incredible adventure of God’s blessings through our involvement at Jubilee REACH.  Activities have included interacting with the students, reading & sharing stories, sharing our hearts, sharing the students’ time, and giving them time with Arby, our Seeing Eye dog. We sang, we prayed, we encouraged and inspired and they did the same for us! “We also did a joint event with Jubilee REACH, an Ultimate Vision first “Wrap Session” where we wrapped the gift of our book. We then gifted the Jubilee REACH morning students the books from us. We also had 3 volunteers that came and gave of their time. “We are humbled and excited to watch how God continues to change lives in, around and through Ultimate Vision and our Ultimate Vision family as we continue Inspiring Others to See in New Ways!  Thank you for being a part of that family! ~Karrie Roberts The time Karrie and Clark have spent with the kids at Jubilee REACH has truly impacted their lives, kids and volunteers alike.  We value their willingness to share this unique gift with the people in our community! For more information about Karrie & Clark Roberts, check out their website at http://clarkroberts.org/ If you’d like to learn how you can volunteer at any of our non-profit partners contact Deanna Powell at 425-777-6998 deanna@libertyroadfoundation.org in North King County, or Lonnetta Cunningham at 253-678-8669 lonetta@libertyroadfoundation.org in South King...

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Developing Extraordinary Kingdom Perspective Through Courage

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NASB As a business leader, you will need courage to stay in the race no matter what the circumstances. Remember… “for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and love and a sound mind. 2 Tim1:7 JB Phillips New Testament.” Winston Churchill said, “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” And it’s also been said, “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” I think back 5 years ago when I received a phone call from my daughter-in-law telling me that something was wrong with my 36 year old son, David, and asking me to meet them at urgent care. He couldn’t talk – he was having a stroke. Fast forward one month later. My daughter, 38 years old, passed out and was found by her 10 year old son. She had had a ruptured aneurism and a stroke. As hard as it has been at times not to fall apart, especially in the darkness of night, I was able to grab on to the Rock, my Jesus, and time after time be reminded that all things work together for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Be encouraged and reminded daily that God is with you, whatever you face, wherever you go. To stay in the race will also take determination because determination is what keeps you persevering through all the roadblocks and ups and downs you face. It is often said that the one quality that makes a difference in the success or failure of a task is determination. Colin Powell said, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” Yes, my son David is about 85% back. I wish I could say the same about Christie. She lives in an adult family home, bedridden. Some of life’s biggest questions are why and what’s next? But I’m not quitting; I’m staying in the race. Don’t give up! Remember that God has not given you a spirit of fear but a spirit of...

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