February 2012 Update
"We had a wonderful time with the L family. As a result, I'm thinking of how to organize a Christian Film Camp here next year."
(Tracy, Surrey, England)
Receiving emails like this brings smiles to our faces and encouragement to our hearts... to see A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network functioning--independent of us--bringing people together for His purposes.
Or to hear that 4 year olds are praying for "guests": "Three months had passed and the little ones began to lament that we 'have no candles in the window coming'. Once again, we began to pray and there in our inbox was another request. God answered 'Yes!' to the prayers of our little ones and to our prayers." (Debbie, New Mexico)
If you have not done so lately, log onto the website (www.acandleinthewindow.com) and check out all the locations. And while you are there, please complete your profile. You only filled out a portion of it when you joined. And be sure to include your membership number when sending a request. One of our hosts found herself trying to determine who was requesting by process of elimination. She writes, "As I was trying to sort through this by process of elimination, I came across many profiles that aren't completed. Could you please push for this info to be filled in. It would be so very helpful for ALL of us, those hosting and those requesting to be hosted." It is especially helpful to know how many there are in a household when considering logistics, so finish your profiles and work on getting a reference letter to us. (If you need more info, see Feedback/Reference on our homepage)
Word is steadily getting out... We will be sharing our heart and vision for A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network as panelists at the Family Economics Conference 2012 (www.FamilyEconomics2012.com) on March 8-10 at Wheaton College. Continue to help us spread the word: share our link (www.acandleinthewindow.com) with your family and friends, post it to your website or facebook.
And thank you again for opening your hearts and homes to one another. Without each of you, there would be no Candle in the Window Hospitality Network! Thank you
The Bowen Family