A View from the Porch (January 16, 2015)

This update is later than usual..  It’s been a busy week at St. Agnes’ House.  Guests have been coming in, grateful to find a safe, warm, welcoming place during tough times.  Guests have been checking out, too, sometimes because their loved one has died.  Fitting guests in is a puzzle.  How many people and how many days?  If we move this guest to a different room, then can we accommodate another guest?  If we have a room for a few days, will this family take it?  A pencil, a reservation grid and an eraser are the tools of our trade.

Just today a couple stopped by, Jamie and David.  The are in their early 30s.  Their newborn baby is in the hospital.  We can only offer them a room for 4 nights.  That’s all that is available.  But they stopped by to say how grateful they are for even this short time.  Being at St. Agnes’ House makes their life a little easier…makes it easier to see their baby and to get around Lexington.  They told us lots of people are praying for their baby and for them and the prayer is working.  They told us over and over what a blessing it is for them to be at the House.

The House wouldn’t be here for them if not for our supporters who pray and provide financial resources.  Thank you!

Enjoy our View from the Porch!

Love, Rebecca+

Holy Trinity, Georgetown supports St. Agnes’ House with Angel Tree Project during Advent

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Georgetown, had an “angel” tree during Advent and Christmas to collect items for St. Agnes’ House.  The ornaments for the tree included the item someone needed to buy like laundry detergent or coffee.  As the items were brought in, they were placed under the tree.  I happened to have a meeting at the church and walked in to see this lovely tree with things we most need.

THANKS for the donations and for a lovely way to decorate your parish hall!

Holy Trinity, Georgetown, beautiful Angel tree with lots of things for the guests at St. Agnes' House
Holy Trinity, Georgetown, beautiful Angel tree with lots of things for the guests at St. Agnes’ House
More gifts....
More gifts….

A Home-Cooked Meal is a blessing….

Whenever she can, Dawn makes a home-cooked meal for the guests.  Dawn’s young niece died last year after living with cancer for 3 years.  Dawn knows what it’s like to be dealing with a medical crisis.  She knows how much it means to get a rest from the hospital and have a filling meal already made for you.  Dawn says cooking for the guests and providing this meal is a way she honors and remembers her niece.

This past Tuesday, Dawn and her son dropped off a pan of baked spaghetti.  One of our guests said it was delicious and came just at the right time….

Thanks Dawn!

Dawn and Quentario dropped off a pan of baked Spaghetti for the guests.
Dawn and Quentario dropped off a pan of baked Spaghetti for the guests.

OR bring your group to the house, cook and have dinner with our guests…

It was a gray day on Wednesday.  A few more people are on the street since classes started at UK.
It was a gray day on Wednesday. A few more people are on the street since classes started at UK.

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